Four-Year On-Campus Bachelor of Education

Why choose this pathway?

If you are a high school or transfer student (who has not yet completed a degree), are certain of your career path, and want to become a certified teacher in the shortest allowable time period, this is the pathway for you! The Four-Year On-Campus Bachelor of Education allows you to start your Education major courses sooner, and ensures that you get a great breadth of coursework, helpful for teaching in Alberta's Kindergarten through Grade 12 classrooms!

Important dates and upcoming events

Admission

Walk through the application process in just five steps!

  1. Dates and deadlines

    • This pathway offers a fall term intake only
    • Applications are currently open
    • Check out the Fall 2020 dates and deadlines
  2. Documents and transcripts

    Supporting documents, such as transcripts, must be received by the Admissions office by the deadlines indicated on their website. While our office does not accept application documents, Admissions has a detailed guide on what to submit, how, and when.

  3. Understand your applicant category

    If applicable, you may also consider applying under the Diverse Qualifications or Indigenous Admissions processes.

  4. Know your admission requirements

    First, pick your teachable subject area. If you're not sure, check out our guide to teachable subject areas. Then, peruse our detailed admission requirements, below, and check out our FAQs.

  5. Apply

    When you're ready, submit your application online. Start with Admissions' guide to applying.

Grades Required

This program admits competitively, meaning that we have more applicants than seats available. You can get in touch with Admissions for more details on competitive entrance averages.

Police Information Check

A current, clear Police Information Check, with a Vulnerable Sector Check, is required of all Bachelor of Education students for the field experience component of the program. Students who are unable to present a current and clear check will not be placed in their field experience courses – a graduating requirement of the degree – and be asked to leave the program.

A Check is not required until your field course terms. As checks are time-sensitive, do not apply for one before instructed to do so by our Field Team! In the meantime, check out our Police Information Checks page.

  1. Early Childhood Education

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2
    • One of: Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option
  2. English Language Arts

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Two of: Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option
  3. Fine Arts

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Two of: Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option
  4. Mathematics

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Two of: Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30, Mathematics 31, or CTS Computer Science (5 credits)
    • One approved course or option at the 30 level
  5. Science

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Two of: Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30, Mathematics 31, or CTS Computer Science (5 credits)
    • One approved course or option at the 30 level
  6. Social Studies

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Social Studies 30-1
    • One of: Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option
  7. Social Studies - Revitalization of Indigenous Languages

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Social Studies 30-1
    • One of: Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option

Grades Required

This program admits competitively, meaning that we have more applicants than seats available. You can get in touch with Admissions for more details on competitive entrance averages.

Police Information Check

A current, clear Police Information Check, with a Vulnerable Sector Check, is required of all Bachelor of Education students for the field experience component of the program. Students who are unable to present a current and clear check will not be placed in their field experience courses – a graduating requirement of the degree – and be asked to leave the program.

A Check is not required until your field course terms. As checks are time-sensitive, do not apply for one before instructed to do so by our Field Team! In the meantime, check out our Police Information Checks page.

  1. English Language Arts

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Two of: Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option
  2. Fine Arts - Drama

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Two of: Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option
  3. Fine Arts - Visual Studies

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Two of: Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option
  4. Mathematics

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Two of: Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30, Mathematics 31, or CTS Computer Science (5 credits)
    • One approved course or option at the 30 level
  5. Science - Biology

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Two of: Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30, Mathematics 31, or CTS Computer Science (5 credits)
    • One approved course or option at the 30 level
  6. Science - Physics

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Mathematics 30-1
    • Two of: Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30, Mathematics 31, or CTS Computer Science (5 credits)
    • One approved course or option at the 30 level
  7. Social Studies

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Social Studies 30-1
    • One of: Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option

Grades Required

This program admits competitively, meaning that we have more applicants than seats available. You can get in touch with Admissions for more details on competitive entrance averages.

Police Information Check

A current, clear Police Information Check, with a Vulnerable Sector Check, is required of all Bachelor of Education students for the field experience component of the program. Students who are unable to present a current and clear check will not be placed in their field experience courses – a graduating requirement of the degree – and be asked to leave the program.

A Check is not required until your field course terms. As checks are time-sensitive, do not apply for one before instructed to do so by our Field Team! In the meantime, check out our Police Information Checks page.

  1. English Language Learners

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Two of: Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option
  2. Second Languages

    • English Language Arts 30-1
    • Two of: Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits), Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 level
    • Two approved courses at the 30 level, of which one can be an approved option

If you are a current University of Calgary student interested in transferring into this pathway, you will need to submit an 'internal' application known as a 'change of program'. You can do so through your MyUofC.

Do ensure to consider the following:

1. Admission into this degree is only available for the Fall semester. You must submit your change of program application between October 1st and February 1st before a desired fall term start.

2. A change of program is still an application: you must meet the admitting requirements for your desired program. Please thoroughly review the information above.

3. If you already know that you would like to pursue this degree, you may want to sit down with the advisors from our office to discuss what courses you should be registering in, to ensure that you are on track. You can also refer to the course information detailed below.

Please Note: Shadowing a program does not guarantee you admission into it! Make sure you're aware of the competitive admitting GPA and admission requirements needed!

Questions about the application process? Get in touch with Admissions


Werklund’s program has helped me understand how to welcome and empower all students in school. Empowering students to see themselves as unique individuals in our interconnected world provides them with the awareness and skills they need to become active members in society, and Werklund has set me up to foster this learning.

Carson Reveen

Clarence Sansom Gold Medal in Education recipient


Suggested program sequence

Please Note: You must successfully complete EDUC 201 before taking your 400-level EDUC courses. Additionally, the 400-level and 500-level courses are taken as distinct semesters - you cannot take any non-Education courses during your Education terms, nor can you 'mix and match' with other EDUC classes. If you have incorrectly registered in your 400-level or 500-level EDUC courses, you will be removed, and asked to correct your registration.

Year 1

Fall Term

EDUC 201 | Fine Arts | Math or Science | Teachable | Elective

Winter Term

Literature | Canadian Studies | Teachable | 2 Electives

Year 2

Fall Term

EDUC 420 | EDUC 427 | EDUC 430 | EDUC 435 | EDUC 440 (Field I)

Winter Term

Psychology | 3 Teachables | Elective

Year 3

Fall Term

Health | 3 Teachables | Elective

Winter Term

EDUC 445 | EDUC 450 | EDUC 456 | EDUC 460 | EDUC 465 (Field II)

Year 4

Fall Term*

EDUC 520 | EDUC 525 | EDUC 530 | EDUC 535 | EDUC 540 (Field III)

*Opportunity to participate in Teaching Across Borders

Winter Term

EDUC 546 | EDUC 551 | EDUC 556 | EDUC 560 (Field IV)


Specific program requirements

All 4-Year On-Campus students will complete 120 units, comprised of 21 EDUC major courses, 6 foundational courses, 5 electives, and 8 teachable subject area courses. The breakdowns for each requirement group are below.

EDUC 201*

Education Semester 1: EDUC 420 | EDUC 427 | EDUC 430 | EDUC 435 | EDUC 440

Education Semester 2: EDUC 445 | EDUC 450 | EDUC 456 | EDUC 460 | EDUC 465

Education Semester 3: EDUC 520 | EDUC 525 | EDUC 530 | EDUC 535 | EDUC 540

Education Semester 4: EDUC 546 | EDUC 551 | EDUC 556 | EDUC 560

* Non-majors interested in taking this course should read and fill out the web-form.

Foundationals

English or French Literature | Psychology | Fine Arts  | Science (can also be fulfilled by Mathematics) | Canadian Studies | Health and Wellness*

Electives

All students must take 5 elective courses.

*See our foundational and elective suggestions, below!

  1. Early Childhood Education

  2. English Language Arts

  3. Fine Arts

  4. Mathematics

  5. Science

  6. Social Studies

  7. Social Studies - Revitalization of Indigenous Languages

  1. English Language Arts

  2. Fine Arts - Drama

  3. Fine Arts - Visual Studies

  4. Mathematics

  5. Science - Biology

  6. Science - Physics

  7. Social Studies

  1. English Language Learners

  2. Second Languages

    Select one of the following languages:

We know that finding a course to fulfill some of your foundational requirements can be daunting! Check out our list of suggestions, below, for ideas. If you find another course that you think might fulfill a foundational requirement not listed, please send an email to upe@ucalgary.ca, and we'll get it reviewed. You can also refer to your Academic Requirements report for a list of options.

  1. Electives

    *Excluding EDUC 201. To take another 200-level for an elective, please add your email to our web-form.

    **If mandated for your teachable, specified 300-levels cannot also be used towards your Electives.

  2. Fine Arts

    *If mandated in the teachable requirements, Fine Arts students cannot also utilize the above courses towards the foundational requirement.

  3. Canadian Studies

    *Social Studies students must take an additional course in Canadian Studies.

  4. Health and Wellness

    *DNCE and PSYC 204 cannot be 'double-counted' towards the Psychology and Health and Wellness requirements.


Service-Learning

Preparing for the Classroom

"For the past three years, I have participated in the Service-Learning program. What I valued the most about Service-Learning is the ability to foster connections with my schooling, and to be able to see the firsthand impact of working so closely with students every week. Being able to reflect on each individual experience with the different students I have worked alongside has made me feel more prepared to enter a classroom."

 - Lisa Pham, current student

Learn more about Service-Learning


Please note that the University of Calgary does not provide students with an assessment of transfer credit prior to formal admission. No transfer credit ever applies to Education major courses: you must complete all mandated EDUC classes in order to obtain your degree. Any transfer credit awarded can only work towards fulfilling non-Education classes.

Future Students can utilize Transfer Alberta in the meantime. This site provides a basic guideline as to what transfer credit you might receive.

If you are a newly admitted student, check out the Registrar's guide to enrolling as a transfer student. You should additionally utilize your Academic Requirements report to see how your prior courses fit into your degree. If Academic Requirements is not assigning a course to a particular requirement - and you think that it should be  - send us an email at upe@ucalgary.ca for further review!

Four-Year students are eligible to add a minor to their program, but should be aware of the following:

1. Due to the composition of this degree's requirements, completing a minor may require that you take more than the minimum-mandated 120.00 units ordinarily required. Please ensure you understand the progression, enrollment, motivational, and financial factors surrounding this!

2. Students may not declare a minor within the same field in which they are already pursuing a teachable subject area.

3. Minors can only be declared through the change of program process, open between October 1st and February 1st. Minors will not be added outside of these application dates.

Email

All University of Calgary students must use their Ucalgary.ca accounts for any and all University of Calgary or degree-related correspondence. Email will not be sent to personal accounts.

You must additionally ensure to include your eight-digit UCID number in all correspondence.

Non-Standard Scheduling

Please note that Education courses are scheduled with 'non-standard' dates and times, and may differ from those semester timelines that you are used to in your non-Education courses. You should anticipate courses or field placements that run outside of regular semester dates.

Student Information

As a student in professional program, it is your responsibility to thoroughly review and abide by the information contained in the following pages:


Student Life

Understanding your fees

The Cost Estimator is a great tool to understand your tuition, general fees, and living expenses.

Student Studying

Funding and scholarships

The University of Calgary and the Werklund School of Education offer a number of awards and resources to help fund your education.

Fall on Campus

Residence

Interested in living on campus?