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Education (After-Degree)

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Build on your undergraduate degree and prepare to support the individual learning needs of students from diverse communities. Design learning experiences that grow students' strengths and use technology to elevate learning. You put theory into action through practicums at schools in and around Calgary. At every step, benefit from close contact with a mentor eager to share practical knowledge. The Ambrose University Bachelor of Education focuses on preparing elementary teachers, but you graduate certified to teach any age level in the province of Alberta.

Beyond the Classroom

Ambrose University partners with Calgary and area school districts to place you in classrooms so you can start applying your learning and developing your teaching skills as early as your second semester. You’ll have field experience placements in each of the 4 semesters of the program.  

Program Streams

This program is competency-based, grounded in research, and designed to prepare students to teach effectively in classrooms made up of diverse learners. Our main program goal is to prepare a successful graduate who can design inclusive learning experiences to accommodate all children, including those with exceptional learning needs and cultural diversity.

Credit Breakdown

The Bachelor of Education (after-degree) is a two-year, 60-credit, cohort program focusing on elementary (K-6) education in Alberta. A previous degree is required prior to taking the B.Ed. 

Your Future

Teach in a variety of education settings:

  • Public schools
  • First Nations communities
  • Inclusive and multicultural classrooms
  • Alberta Accredited International Schools
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PROGRAM PATHWAYS

The Ambrose School of Education offers two pathways to obtain a Bachelor or Education (After Degree) for degree holders or for those about to complete their degree. Both pathways focus on preparing elementary teachers, but you graduate certified through Alberta Education to teach K-12 in the province of Alberta.   

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DAYTIME ON CAMPUS AFTER-DEGREE PATHWAY

If you are looking for an on-campus experience that fosters engagement and learning within a community of your peers and faculty, then this is the program for you. This full-time pathway takes place during the weekdays, from Monday to Friday. Students will also participate in 17 weeks of practicum providing hand-on classroom experience. The program length is two years. 

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EVENING/WEEKEND BLENDED AFTER-DEGREE PATHWAY

If you are interested in teaching but find it challenging to pursue a degree due to your daytime commitments, then this is the program for you. This full-time pathway provides flexibility through evening and weekend classes, coupled with a mix of online and on campus learning. Students must be available to complete the full practicum requirements (17 weeks over the course of the program). The program length is two and a half years.

Featured Courses

  • CDPD 500 Introduction to Principles & Practices of Curriculum Design & Program Development

    Explore introductory ideas and practices for designing learning experiences for children (K-6). Students will work extensively from the Alberta Program of Studies to understand its structure the essence of each subject discipline. They will consider the variables that exist in Alberta classrooms while developing lesson plans and simple assessments that use feedback as a learning tool.

  • FE 500 Introduction to the Life of Schools

    Intended for pre-service teachers to deepen and broaden their understanding of the lives of students, teachers and principals in Alberta public schools through school visits, dialogue and novice action research. The developmental focus of the seminar will be on the interconnectedness of schools and classrooms with learners, teachers, curriculum and society. Students will visit several school sites in the Calgary area as case studies for this course.

  • SCMP 600 An Application of Society & Culture: Methodology & Practices

    An examination of the ways in which society, culture and education intersect and influence teaching practice and methodology in today's classrooms. Students will build upon and integrate their understanding of teachers and teaching with an emerging personal philosophy and world view. Topics include the changing face of knowledge, schooling and credentials, and the emotional lives of children

  • LTA 500 Introduction to Principles & Applied of Learning Theory

    An introduction to foundational theories of learning, drawn from cognitive and behavioural sciences, and their application to educational practices. In the first of three courses in the Learning Theory and Application stream, preservice teachers will learn how to design engaging learning experiences, creating conditions so that diverse learners can maximize their learning.

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