Practicum and Field Experience
Fourth-year student presenting their Capstone research project in 2018. Read more.
Our mentor teachers and administrators are from:
- Calgary Board of Education
- Calgary Catholic School District
- Calgary Charter Schools
- Foothills School Division
- Rocky View Schools
Our mentor teachers are typically K-6 Generalists in one of the above school divisions. In order to mentor Year 1 or 2 field experience, they must have a minimum of two years teaching experience and recommendation from an administrator. To mentor Year 3 or 4 practicum, they require a minimum of 3 years teaching experience and recommendation from an administrator.
Mentor Teacher Resources:
Year 4 teacher candidates participate in an integrated practicum. Rather than taking compacted courses in the weeks preceding practicum, courses are taught at the practicum schools throughout the semester to foster rich theory-practice integration. Teacher candidates are placed in cohorts meet for weekly seminars.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Education — Elementary are qualified to seek admission to a Master of Education or a Master of Arts program at institutions across Canada.