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Non-Credit Teaching Opportunity, Fall 2017 Session, Werklund School of Education

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Job ID: 13591

Updated: August 21, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary invites applications for Non-Credit teaching opportunities for two courses in the Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU) student practicum experience.  This is a six week program that includes on-campus instruction and field supervision in schools for approximately 10 – 15 BEd students from SNNU from September 18 – October 27. Students will attend daily seminars during weeks 1 and 6, participate in a 4-week practicum experience in a Calgary School, and will have opportunities to visit schools and programs throughout the Calgary region. The instructional duties include one week of morning or afternoon seminars, 4 weeks of daily supervision during practicum, and a final week of seminars and school/program visits. Both of the seminars have been designed to encourage a deeper exploration and understanding of pedagogy as it is understood and practiced in Alberta schools.

  1. Seminar – Teaching in Alberta.  Face-to-face on-campus Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 12:00 pm the weeks of September 18 – 22 and October 23 – 27 and approximately 15 - 18 hours/week of in-school supervision September 25 – October 20
    The area of focus for this seminar centers on:
  • Approaches to Learning, teaching and assessment in Alberta
  • Creating a Professional Learning Community
  • Assessment for learning (Formative/Summative)
  • Configuration of school as a community of learners
  • Understanding the Alberta Education program of studies to guide classroom activities and assessment processes.
  • Understanding teacher professional practice and teacher code of practice in Alberta
  • Schools in Alberta (Private, charter, online, public, separate)
  1. Seminar – Educational Practice in Alberta.  Face-to-face on-campus Mon-Fri 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm the weeks of September 18 – 22 and October 23 – 27 and approximately 15 - 18 hours/week of in-school supervision September 25 – October 20
    The area of focus for this seminar centers on:
  • Educational theory leading to 21st century learning framework
  • Inquiry based learning; as a teaching and learning tool
  • Collaborative learning
  • The application of contemporary theories of education to developing frameworks of knowledge
  • Diversity and multiculturalism
  • Application of current educational frameworks


The successful candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Education
  • Hold current Teacher Certification in Alberta, and have experience teaching in Alberta Schools
  • Hold at least a Masters of Education, or equivalent masters degree

Applicants must submit a cover letter, up-to-date curriculum vitae, and three written letters of reference addressed to Dr. Michele Jacobsen, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Education.

Applicants may submit the required application materials electronically to

Application documents should be mailed or delivered to:

Graduate Programs in Education
Werklund School of Education
c/o Pat Braul
Ed Tower 114,
2500 University Drive NW 
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

The application deadline is Friday, August 18, 2017.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Werklund School of Education visit Careers in the Werklund School of Education.

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