Ambrose Education Vision and Mission:
Shaped by a Christian Liberal Arts tradition, we prepare outstanding educators to joyfully take up teaching and learning through a transformative mindset of hope and grace as a means of serving the common good in public education.
We will provide a rigorous, competency-based curriculum that will engage students to become reflective, innovative and engaging teachers.
Every visionary, business person, community and faith leader, artist and athlete shares one thing in common: a teacher who helped inspire them to do great things. You can be that guiding light.
The Bachelor of Education (After Degree) is designed to achieve what every beginning teacher desires – a thorough understanding of children and how they learn, and the ability to design learning experiences for all children in public school classrooms. This program is uniquely designed for students to develop a clear philosophy of education, one that is sensitive to the diversity in culture and learning needs that exist in today’s classrooms. Our program prepares students to build positive relationships with children and their parents, as well as with future colleagues and all who hold in high regard the welfare of children. Students will come to see the uniqueness and value of each child and will deepen their knowledge of how to design learning experiences so all children can learn, inclusive of their uniqueness. Above all, they will be part of a program deeply committed to the values and principles of our historic Christian faith, to be a visible expression of God’s love in the society and culture in which we live. Together we will learn how to seek the good of society through public school education. The Ambrose Bachelor of Education (After Degree) focuses on preparing elementary teachers, but graduates from the program are certified to teach any age level in the province of Alberta.
Key attributes of the program:
- Cohort based; small class sizes
- Nineteen and a half weeks of practicum in Calgary and area public schools including Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Catholic, Rocky View, Palliser and Charter schools
- Integrated, competency-based curriculum taught by instructors with relevant and recent experience in the Field
- Course work and field experience is interconnected
Integrated Program Design
Semester One – Foundation – 21 credits
CDPD 500 Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Curriculum Design and Program Development
LTA 500 Introduction to the Principles and Applications of Learning Theory
SCMP 500 Introduction to Curriculum Contexts: Learning and Learners
FE 500 Introduction to the Life of Schools
(13 weeks, 1 day/wk)
Semester Two – Understanding – 12 credits
CDPD 600 Understanding and Application of the Principles and Practices of Curriculum Design and Program Development
SCMP 600 An Application of Curriculum Contexts: Teachers and Teaching
FE 600 An Understanding and Application of Field Experience (5 weeks, 5 days/wk, 50% teaching)