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What will I learn?

The Bridge to Teaching program provides a route for passionate and experienced foreign-trained teachers to gain the training required to transfer their skills and begin working in Alberta's schools. The program offers intensive and accelerated learning in education: participants learn to teach the Alberta Program of Studies in ways that engage students, and gain insights into assessing student progress in fair, formative and summative ways. The program also explores how expectations of teachers vary between Alberta and other jurisdictions and countries. Offered full time over one year, the program includes two school-based practicums.

Outcomes and next steps

Alberta Teacher certification, K-12 Teacher.

A course-based certificate in educational research is usually considered a final degree.

Completion requirements


Special Topics in Education courses are designed to prepare foreign-prepared teachers to meet Alberta certification requirements.


Students will participate in a field work practicum.

Which department am I in?

Werklund School of Education

Study options

Full Time (Eight months full-time)

Tuition fees
CAD$7,272.00 (US$ 5,878) per year
General fee 12 months of study: CAN $181
Start date

Expected September 2022


Werklund School of Education

University of Calgary,

2500 University Dr. NW,


Alberta (AB),

T2N 1N4, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have minimum education a four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.

GPA: A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

  • TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based) with a minimum score of 27 in the speaking component.
  • IELTS score of 7.0 (Academic version).
  • MELAB score of 83, or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.