Education (Early Childhood Education)

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Why choose Education (Early Childhood Education)?


Educators ask questions such as: How do classroom dynamics impact learning? Are there new ways to engage students? Do learning styles affect test scores?

Can’t wait to be a teacher?

Our four-year BEd is the fastest pathway to becoming a certified teacher, and is for high school or transfer applicants. Students will be able to declare an area of concentration, allowing them to gain subject matter expertise for their desired teachable subject area.

Want to earn two degrees at the same time?

Our concurrent BEd program allows you to earn two degrees in just five years of full-time study. Whether you’re interested in elementary or secondary education, our programs will provide you with theoretical and practical experiences that’ll help you establish an enriching career. You’ll also be able to select a curriculum area to specialize in, and will graduate with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology, or Science. All available degree combinations can be found under our 'Teachable Subject Areas and Co-Degree Majors' tab.

Already have a degree?

If you’ve already completed a degree and would like to pursue your dream of becoming a teacher, our two-year after-degree BEd is for you. Choose between the elementary or secondary routes, select your preferred teachable subject area, and graduate with an education degree after just two years of full-time study.

Reside in a rural and remote area of Alberta?

Our four-year and after-degree community-based BEd pathways allow you to complete course work online and gain classroom experience within a rural or remote community. You’ll receive continual support and guidance from our Calgary-based Undergraduate Programs in Education office over the course of your studies. In the community-based program, you’ll select your preferred teachable subject area from the following options: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies.

Students looking to complete the 4-year BEd Community-Based Pathway should check out it's program overview.

Degree holders should explore the 2-Year BEd After-Degree Community-Based Pathway program overview.

For more information, visit the Werklund School of Education website.

Career opportunities

​Teaching within primary and secondary schools, working as vocational college instructors, and taking on administrative roles in the educational system are just a sampling of the careers available to educators. A degree in education can also be used as a stepping-stone to another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry.

Program highlights

Practicum experience - Opportunity to gain hands-on career related expereinces in a professional setting.


Courses in this program

Check out the Education-specific courses that you will complete, in any of our offered pathways.

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2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

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