Oct. 1, 2019

Werklund School partners with Northern Lakes College

The Werklund School and Northern Lakes College sign agreement allowing NLC students to transfer credits to UCalgary

Northern Lakes College agreement

The Werklund School and Northern Lakes College sign agreement

Beginning in 2020, Northern Lakes College (NLC) students will be able to transfer NLC courses towards the fulfilment of the Werklund School of Education’s Community-Based Bachelor of Education program.

“Northern Lakes College is thrilled to enter into this agreement with the University of Calgary. Providing our students with local access to opportunities, such as the Bachelor of Education degree, is at the foundation of our core values, that include accessibility, community and collaboration,” stated Ann Everatt, President and CEO of Northern Lakes College.

In addition to transferring credits, students living in rural or remote areas are afforded the opportunity to complete the majority of their program requirements in their community. Courses will be completed through in-person and online offerings, enabling students to take courses at home or at any NLC campus and field placements will be completed in and around students’ local communities.

Students will also complete a two-week summer residency on-campus at the University of Calgary in each of the four years that they are enrolled. Graduates of the program will be equipped to teach at the elementary and secondary levels in Alberta.

“The Werklund School values deeply the educational community across the province and this partnership is a stellar example of the accessibility, collaboration and innovation that comes of working together,” said Dr. Amy Burns, Werklund’s associate dean of undergraduate programs. “We’re dedicated to ensuring teacher education programs that are built on a foundation of excellence and innovation and we are excited to learn alongside Northern Lakes College.”

Northern Lakes College, located in northern Alberta, provides quality programs through distributed learning to over 6,000 students annually.

The Werklund School offers two and four year Community-Based Bachelor of Education degree options.