University of Calgary

Education - 2 Year After Degree, Community Based

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary
Faculty:Werklund School of Education
Degree:Bachelor; Distance
Field of Study:Education, General
Description:Drawing on the Werklund School of Education’s strong foundation of innovation, and on the strengths of an excellent undergraduate program, the two-year Community-Based Bachelor of Education After-Degree addresses issues of access and equity by providing an additional pathway for students to obtain their Education degree. This program is unique to Alberta, and allows students in rural and remote areas to remain in their communities for the majority of their studies, while receiving excellent instruction and advisory support from the University of Calgary. While students are able to remain in, or near, their rural and remote community for the majority of the program, they do take courses on campus each Summer, providing them with the opportunity to work with their cohort in a face-to-face environment. Students also attend an Orientation in their first year, and are afterward invited to various program sessions, allowing them to connect with the Werklund School of Education. The Community-Based program was developed to attract students interested in pursuing a BEd, but unable to commit to a residency-based program. It allows students to gain teaching experience in their local communities through their Field Placements. The program thus hopes to mitigate the high turnover rate of teachers in rural and remote areas.
URL:Education - 2 Year After Degree, Community Based at University of Calgary
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,172

The calculated estimated cost is for first year tuition with a full course load (5 courses) for both fall and spring semesters.
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Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    To gain admission to the After-Degree, all applicants must present: a degree with a least 90 transferable units (30 semester-long courses) from an accredited post-secondary recognized by the University of Calgary; the competitive entrance GPA for their desired teachable; a course in English or French Literature.

    Application Notes : Course outlines may be necessary for the application process. We highly advise that you select a first and second choice Teachable Subject Area upon application.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Please see the link above for up-to-date program requirements.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on August 23, 2021