Why should I consider taking Ambrose's Bachelor of Education (After Degree)?
We will provide a rigorous, competency-based curriculum that will engage students to become reflective, innovative and engaging teachers.
You will join a small cohort (25 students or less) for the two years of the program. We offer 19.5 weeks of practicum, which is the most when compared to other similar programs in Alberta. There is a close integration of theory and practice in all classes.
Will the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) be recognized in Alberta and other provinces?
Yes, graduates will be certified to teach in public and independent schools in Alberta. In addition, they will be eligible for certification in other provinces and countries.
What is an after degree?
An after degree is a full degree that is taken after the completion of an initial degree and is completed in two years. We consider applicants who have completed a minimum of a three-year (90 credit) recognized degree from an accredited post-secondary institution.
What grade level can I teach with this program?
The Bachelor of Education (After Degree) is a two-year, 60-credit, cohort program focusing on elementary (K-6) education in Alberta.
Do you recommend a specific bachelors degree for admission?
Admission requires a completed bachelor degree (minimum 90 credits) with a strong liberal arts component from a recognized university or university college.
Do you have to be Christian to attend Ambrose?
Although you do not have to be from a religious background to attend Ambrose, it is important to note that core to the educational philosophy at Ambrose is the integration of faith and learning both in and out of the classroom.
Are there resources for Education (After Degree) Students?
Yes, there are budget worksheets for Year 1 and Year 2 students. You can find a list of scholarships and bursaries here.
Would Ambrose consider degrees in Theology or Ministry for admission?
No. A theology or ministry degree will not be accepted as an undergraduate degree for the purposes of admittance into the program due to the Alberta Teacher Qualification Service standards for course recognition.
I am currently in a ministry program but would like to apply for the Bachelor of Education (After Degree)?
All students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) should consult with the Office of the Registrar for transfer arrangements to an approved bachelor's degree.
Could I transfer into the Ambrose Bachelor of Education (After Degree)?
Due to the cohort model, we do not accept transfer students.
How does the mentorship program work?
Students will select a mentor to support them during their time at Ambrose. This relationship often extends into the first few years of teaching. Mentors should be current or recently working teachers. We will help students find a mentor if they are not able to connect with one themselves.
How does the Graduation Scholarship/Bursary and Internship Program work?
Students can apply for a graduation scholarship or bursary and internship placement (local or international) that will take place after graduation. This gives graduates the opportunity to work in settings that were perhaps different from their field experiences, such as a high school.
Can I start the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) in January?
No. We only accept students for a fall intake.
Can I attend part-time?
No. The Bachelor of Education (After Degree) is for full-time students only.
How do I find a practicum?
The faculty and staff at Ambrose will work with each student to set up all practicum details.