Oct 19, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education [Graduate]

Department of Elementary Education
551 Education South
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5
E-mail: elemgrad@ualberta.ca
FAX: (780) 492-7622

General Information

The Department of Elementary Education offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of MEd, EdD, and PhD, in the following areas: Art; Curriculum Studies; Early Childhood Education; ESL; Second Language; Instructional Studies; Language Arts; Mathematics; Physical Education; Music; School Libraries (MEd only); Science; Social Studies; Technology in Education (MEd only); and Teacher Education (PhD only). These programs are designed to help prepare consultants and supervisors, master teachers, and curriculum scholars and researchers.

Application forms for admission to graduate programs can be secured at www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca

Entrance Requirements

The Department's minimum admission requirements to the master's program include a valid teaching certificate, and an undergraduate degree equivalent to a BEd degree from the University of Alberta with a minimum grade point average of 3.3 on the last graded ★60 completed. Successful teaching experience is also required.

To be admitted to the EdD or PhD program a candidate is normally required to have the equivalent of a University of Alberta MEd degree, a minimum GPA of 3.3, as well as successful teaching experience. Under certain circumstances it is possible to enter with the equivalent of the BEd degree, but in such instances potential candidates may be required to complete additional course requirements.

In the case of both master's and doctoral programs, international applicants from non-English speaking institutions must have a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 93 (Internet-based) with a minimum of 24 on the speaking and writing and 20 on reading and listening bands of the test. Other acceptable test scores: IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 on each band; MELAB with a minimum score of 90; or CAEL with an overall minimum score of 70, with at least 60 on each subtest.

Financial Assistance

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available.

Graduate Program Requirements

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Elementary Education (EDEL and EDES).