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This means that our two-year program is open to those who already possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution. Normally, after two academic years (60 credits) in the after-degree program at King's, you will obtain the B.Ed. degree and an Alberta Professional Teaching Certificate.
What's special about the B.Ed. program at King's?
King's is the first independent university college in Canada to offer such a degree. Our program will help students develop a clear Christian philosophy of education while providing sound training in teaching methods. We provide extensive opportunity for guided practice in Protestant Christian schools, Roman Catholic separate schools and public schools.
Yes! The degree is fully accredited by Alberta Education and the Interim Professional Teaching Certificate is awarded by Alberta Education. You will be qualified to teach in elementary or secondary classrooms in Alberta and other Canadian and American jurisdictions.
During the four semesters of the program, you will take courses in Foundations of Education, Educational Psychology and Curriculum Theory, as well as 17 weeks of in-school practice-teaching. One of the semesters consists of integrated curriculum studies provided by Master Teachers who have been specially selected for their expertise. Because there is a limit of 35 students in each year of the program, you will experience a personal approach to your professional education.
You'll be taught by full-time faculty who each hold a doctorate in Education and have had extensive classroom teaching experience. In addition, each year nine Master Teachers currently teaching in elementary classrooms will instruct in elementary school subjects. Several sessional instructors will teach selected courses.
You need to have a minimum of a three-year baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution. You also need a minimum GPA of 2.50 on the Alpha 4.00 scale (or equivalent) on the last 60 credits of your degree. It is an advantage to have a broad liberal arts and sciences component in your first degree. We require that you submit a statement of your educational philosophy and evidence of work experience with children or youth.
Applications are closed when the program is filled. B.Ed. applications are normally considered for the Fall term only. The B.Ed. program has limited space and admission is competitive. Admission decisions will be released on two dates: March 31 and May 15. The program is normally filled by June 15.
Yes. Up to nine credits of coursework may be eligible for transfer credit toward B.Ed. graduation requirements.
If you have questions about attending King's or about our programs email the Enrolment Services office.