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    University of Alberta
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018

Faculty of Education


Return to: Admission Requirements by Faculty  

 

All Applicants to the Faculty of Education

Applicants to all routes of the Bachelor of Education should seek experience in work or service with children or youth before admission. Such experience may assist applicants in confirming their choice of education as a career.

Because there are more applicants to the Faculty of Education than there are places, enrolment management is in effect for all undergraduate degree programs. Under enrolment management, an overall target for the Faculty is set each year. The number of new students admitted to any particular program or year of a program may vary depending on the number of available places and the promotion, departure, or graduation of continuing students. While the minimum admission average is 70% for high school applicants, and a minimum GPA of 2.0 for postsecondary applicants, all admissions are competitive and the actual admission averages may be higher than the minimum.

Spoken English Requirement: Applicants must also meet a spoken English requirement. See "English Language Requirements" Language Proficiency Requirements  for specific score requirements.

If, after having read all relevant information in the following sections, students have further questions about admission to the Faculty of Education, they should contact Undergraduate Student Services Office, 1-107 Education Centre North; telephone (780) 492-3659.

Bachelor of Education – Elementary and Secondary Routes

Introduction

For admission purposes, new applicants for degree programs only are placed into one of four categories:

High School Applicants: Those students applying directly from high school.
Postsecondary Transfer Applicants: Those students who have not yet completed a degree.
After Degree Applicants: Those students who have already completed a degree program.
Nonmatriculated Applicants: refer to Nonmatriculated Applicants .

  1. High School Applicants
    High school applicants will be considered for admission based on their average on five subjects noted below.

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Four subjects from Group A, B and/or C. A Maximum of one Group B may be presented for admission. In order to maximize their future program and subject choices, all students are encouraged to present a broad range of subjects across Group A and C.
  3. Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission to the Faculty of Education although Mathematics 30-1 is a prerequisites for some required courses in Mathematics/Science majors and minors (see Notes below)

    High school-level courses are based on the Alberta Education curriculum. Prospective students who completed high school education from outside Alberta should review the Admission Course Equivalents for acceptable high school courses in the three categories at www.admissions.ualberta.ca.

    For general high school admission requirements refer to High School Applicants .

Additional Requirements

  1. Please note that for some Secondary Education Major/Minor routes, students are required to present specific 30-level courses (or equivalent) in order to complete the requirements of each Major/Minor. These courses do not have to be presented for admission, but are prerequisites for university course registration. Please check http://educprospective.ualberta.ca/admissions#admission-from-high-school for detailed information.
  2. The Faculty of Education accepts proficiency in an Aboriginal language recognized in Canada (e.g., Cree, Slavey, etc.) to meet a Group A admission requirement. Proficiency is measured either by a test, administered by the University if such can be arranged, or by boards of examiners appointed by the University. Candidates having passed the required test of an Aboriginal language have their averages calculated on the remaining four matriculation subjects
  3. Applicants who do not present the high school requirements or the required admission average may be considered for admission if they successfully complete, at an accredited postsecondary institution ★24 or more of coursework transferable to the BEd program.
  1. Postsecondary Transfer Applicants
    1. General Requirements:
      1. Applicants must present successful completion of at least ★24 transferable course weight applicable to the specific degree program for which they have applied. Those applicants who do not present at least ★24, are considered as high school applicants. See High School Applicants. High school applicants for admission information.
      2. Satisfactory standing in the Faculty or postsecondary institution from which they wish to transfer;
      3. An AGPA of at least 2.0. (See Transfer from a Postsecondary Institutions  for information about the calculation of the AGPA.)

Notes

  1. Applicants without ★24 transferable coursework may apply to the Secondary Education CTS major route provided they have the following:
    1. Applicable and recognized journey certificate or approved two or three year diploma or certificate
    2. English Language Arts 30-1 (or equivalent)
    3. Subject from Group A, B, or C
  2. Recommended Courses for the first year(s) of study: Applicants should present those postsecondary courses relevant to the specific route in which they plan to enrol.

    Note: Students taking courses in another Faculty or program are expected to choose courses consistent with the program in which they are currently enrolled. For further details regarding course choices, see Components of the Program  for the Elementary route and Components of the Program  for the Secondary route.

  3. Admission with Transfer Credit: A maximum of ★60 obtained at another postsecondary institution may be granted as transfer credit toward any Bachelor of Education program where applicable.
    The year of program to which an applicant is admitted depends on the number of transferable credits applicable to the BEd program for which they have applied.
    Year 2: ★24 or more but less than ★60
    Year 3: ★60
  1. After-Degree Applicants

General Requirements

All applicants must present the following:

  1. A three- or four-year degree from an accredited postsecondary institution.
  2. An Admission GPA (AGPA) of at least 2.0, or equivalent, based on the most recent graded and transferable ★24.
    BEd/AD programs in the Elementary and Secondary Routes vary in length (see BEd and BEd (After Degree) ). The length of the program will depend on the courses that a student presents at the time of admission.
    The Elementary After Degree program is normally two years in length. The Secondary After Degree program length will depend on the courses presented at the time of admission.
  1. Nonmatriculated Applicants

Subject Requirements

  1. English Language Arts 30-1 or ★6 in transferable English at the 100-level
  2. Another 30-level subject from Group A, B, or C (or equivalent).
  3. Presentation of Faculty minimum average on (1) and (2), and a competitive AGPA if any postsecondary-level coursework is presented.
  4. Presentation of no more than ★21 of graded and transferable postsecondary-level coursework.

Any applicant who has successfully completed ★24 of graded and transferable postsecondary-level courswork or more at the postsecondary level will be considered a transfer applicant (see Transfer from a Postsecondary Institutions  and High School Applicants ).

  1. Admission of Aboriginal Applicants

The Faculty of Education encourages Aboriginal students' study toward the Bachelor of Education degree. The Faculty recognizes that Aboriginal applicants (including status and non-status Indians, Inuit, and Métis) have traditionally been under-represented in the teaching field. To assist more Aboriginal students to achieve education degrees, the Admissions Committee will consider additional qualified applicants over and above the Aboriginal students who may be admitted in the regular competition for places in the Faculty. Until the Aboriginal enrolment of the Faculty reaches 10% of total enrolment, up to 5% of admissions to the Faculty will be allocated to Aboriginal applicants. Aboriginal students who wish to be considered for these places must attain the minimum admission requirements of their chosen route. Also see Admission of Aboriginal Applicants .

  1. Readmission After an Absence of 12 Months or Longer

A candidate returning to the Faculty of Education after a break of 12 months or longer must apply and compete for readmission unless prior approval to stop out was granted, in which case only application for readmission is necessary.

  1. Special Students
    See Special Students .
    To be considered for admission as a Special Student in the Faculty of Education, applicants must normally
    1. Possess a Bachelor of Education degree from an accredited postsecondary institution;
    2. Present a minimum AGPA of 2.0;
    3. Be in satisfactory standing in their previous postsecondary institution;
    4. Meet the English Language proficiency requirements as specified in Language Proficiency Requirements .

In certain circumstances, practising teachers from outside Alberta may be admitted as Special Students to meet the certification requirements specified by Alberta Education. Students in these cases must be recommended by the Teacher Certification and Development Branch of Alberta Education.
Priority in admissions is given to applicants to degree programs.
Priority in course registrations is given to students who have been admitted to degree programs.

  1. Visiting Students
    Students from other postsecondary institutions are eligible to be considered for admission to the Faculty of Education as Visiting Students if
    1. They are registered in an Education degree/transfer program at their home institution;
    2. They have completed a minimum of ★24 at their home institution;
    3. They present a minimum AGPA of 2.0;
    4. Their academic record shows satisfactory standing;
    5. Their home institution provides a letter of permission.

Notes

  1. Normally, Visiting Students are not permitted to register for Field Experience courses. To arrange for a school placement, students must ask their home institution to contact the Assistant Dean, Field Experiences, before they apply.
  2. A Visiting Student applicant who has had two or more unsuccessful attempts in any previous Field Experience course(s), at any institution(s), will not be allowed to register in EDFX courses.
  1. Applicants Who Have Previously Been Required to Withdraw
    Applicants who have been twice required to withdraw from any postsecondary program(s) or institution(s) will not be considered for admission or readmission to the Faculty of Education.

Bachelor of Science (Specialization in Science and Education)/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Combined Degrees

Application to the first or second year of the BSc (Specialization in Science and Education)/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees Program is made through the Faculty of Science. See Bachelor of Science (Specialization in Science and Education)/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Combined Degrees .

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education (BMus/BEd) Combined Degrees Program

See Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Combined Degrees and Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Combined Degrees  for admission requirements to Years 1, 2 and 3.

Students apply for admission to the Faculty of Arts and are registered in that Faculty for the first three years of the program. All qualified Year 3 BMus/BEd students will be promoted to Year 4 in the Faculty of Education provided that

  1. A minimum AGPA of 2.3 has been achieved, and
  2. A minimum of ★99 applicable to this program has been successfully completed.

Note: Students in Year 3 who have completed less than ★99 toward the BMus/BEd Combined Degrees but who have achieved an AGPA of at least 2.3, may select one of two alternatives:

  1. Remain in Year 3 of this program in the Faculty of Arts for one additional year; or
  2. Apply to enter one of the other Bachelor of Music routes.

Bachelor of Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education (BKin/BEd) Combined Degrees-Elementary and Secondary Routes

See Kinesiology  for admission requirements to Years 1, 2 and 3.

Students apply for admission to the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and are registered in that Faculty for the first three years of the program. All qualified Year 3 BKin/BEd students will be promoted to Year 4 in the Faculty of Education provided that

  1. A minimum AGPA of 2.0 has been achieved, and
  2. A minimum of ★90 applicable to the BKin/BEd program has been successfully completed.

Note: Students in Year 3 who have completed less than ★90 toward the BKin/BEd program but who have an AGPA of at least 2.0 may select one of two alternatives:

  1. Remain in Year 3 of the BKin/BEd program in the Faculty of Physical Education for one additional year; or
  2. Apply to enter the BKin degree program and complete a modified Individualized Concentration.

Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies)/Bachelor of Education Combined Degrees

See BA (Native Studies)/BEd Combined Degrees  for admission requirements to Years 1, 2 and 3.

Students apply for admission to the Faculty of Native Studies and are registered in that Faculty for the first three years of the program. All qualified Year 3 BA (Native Studies)/BEd students will be promoted to Year 4 in the Faculty of Education provided that

  1. A minimum AGPA of 2.0 has been achieved, and
  2. A minimum of ★90 applicable to the BA (Native Studies)/BEd program has been successfully completed.

Note: Students in Year 3 who have completed less than ★90 toward the BA (Native Studies)/BEd program, but who have an AGPA of at least 2.0, may remain in Year 3 of that program in the Faculty of Native Studies for one additional year.

Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Combined Degrees

See BSc in Human Ecology and BSc in Human Ecology/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees  for admission requirements to Years 1, 2, and 3.

Students apply for admission to the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences and are registered in that Faculty for the first three years of the program. All qualified Year 3 BSc in Human Ecology/BEd (Secondary) students will be promoted to Year 4 in the Faculty of Education providing that

  1. A minimum AGPA of 2.0 has been achieved, and
  2. A minimum of ★90 applicable to the BSc in Human Ecology/BEd (Secondary) program has been successfully completed.

Note: Students in Year 3 who have completed less than ★90 towards the BSc in Human Ecology/BEd (Secondary) program, but who have a GPA of at least 2.0, may remain in the BSc in Human Ecology/BEd (Secondary) program in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences for one additional year.

Bachelor of Arts (Drama)/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Combined Degrees

See Bachelor of Arts (Drama)/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees  for admission requirements to Years 1, 2 and 3.

Students apply for admission to the Faculty of Arts and are registered in that Faculty for the first three years of the program. All qualified Year 3 BA (Drama)/BEd students will be promoted to Year 4 in the Faculty of Education provided that

  1. A minimum AGPA of 2.3 has been achieved, and
  2. A minimum of ★90 applicable to this program has been successfully completed.

Note: Students in Year 3 who have completed less than ★90 toward the BA (Drama)/BEd Combined Degrees but who have achieved an AGPA of at least 2.3, may select one of two alternatives:

  1. Remain in Year 3 of this program in the Faculty of Arts for one additional year; or
  2. Apply to enter a different degree program.

Bachelor of Science (BSc)/Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Secondary) Combined Degrees Program (Augustana)

See Bachelor of Science (BSc)/Bachelor of Education (BEd) (Secondary) Combined Degrees Program (Augustana)  for admission requirements to Years 1, 2 and 3.

Students apply for admission to the Augustana Faculty and are registered in that Faculty for the first three years of the program. All qualified Year 3 Bachelor of Science BSc/Bachelor of Education BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees Program (Augustana) students will be promoted to Year 4 in the Faculty of Education provided that:

  1. An AGPA of at least 2.3 has been achieved. (See Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) Calculation  regarding the definition and calculation of the AGPA.)
  2. A minimum of ★90 applicable to this program has been successfully completed.
  3. A major GPA of at least 2.3 has been achieved, calculated over all courses in the major subject (but not including prerequisite and supporting courses).
  4. Spoken English Requirement: Applicants must also meet a spoken English requirement. See "English Language Requirements" Language Proficiency Requirements  for specific score requirements.

Note: Students in Year 3 who have completed less than ★90 toward the Bachelor of Science BSc/Bachelor of Education BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees Program (Augustana) but who have an AGPA and major GPA of at least 2.3 may select one of two alternatives:

  1. Remain in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science BSc/Bachelor of Education BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees Program (Augustana) program in the Augustana Faculty for one additional year; or
  2. Apply to enter the Augustana BA or BSc degree program.

Free-Standing University Certificates

The Faculty of Education offers free-standing for-credit University Certificatea for postsecondary degree holders in the following area:  

For information on the certificates offered, see Certificates .

  1. Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to University Certificate programs applicants must:

  1. present a three- or four-year degree from an accredited postsecondary institution
  2. meet the English Language proficiency  requirements as specified.
  1. Supporting Documents  
  1. ​Official postsecondary degree transcripts demonstrating that the degree has been awarded.  
  2. Most recent postsecondary transcripts, if they are from a different institution than listed in (1.). (Optional)
  3. Letter of intent.