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Elementary Education [Graduate]


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

General Information


The Department of Elementary Education offers graduate programs leading to degrees of Master of Education, Doctor of Education (EdD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Please see the Department of Elementary Education website for more information about current faculty member's research interest(s) and teaching area(s).

Entrance Requirements


For master's programs, the Department's minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree equivalent to a BEd degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last ★60 of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Applicants to the MEd programs must also have a valid teaching certificate, and at least one year of successful teaching experience at the early childhood, elementary or middle classroom level (student teaching and substitute teaching do not qualify).

For doctoral programs, the Department's minimum admission requirements are an MEd degree from the University of Alberta with an admission GPA of at least 3.3 on the 4-point scale, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last ★60 of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework. 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.

Applicants to the doctoral programs also require at least one year of successful teaching experience at the early childhood, elementary or middle classroom level (student teaching and substitute teaching do not qualify.)

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency (refer to English Language Requirement ). Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • a minimum TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based) with a minimum of 24 on the speaking and writing and 21 on reading and listening bands of the test, or equivalent;
  • IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 on each band;
  • CAEL with an overall minimum score of 70, with at least 60 on each subtest.

All applicants are also required to submit the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae (resumé) portraying scholarly studies and professional educational activities, such as teaching, curriculum development, consulting, etc.;
  • Statement of intent describing reasons for wanting to pursue advanced study in Elementary Education. Applicants to the EdD and PhD should also describe the area of scholarship that they intend to pursue. (500 words approximately);
  • Three letters of reference from persons qualified to comment on the applicant's academic work and potential for graduate study. It is highly recommended that one or more letters be from persons at the institution last attended;
  • Applicants to the EdD and PhD programs must submit a sample of written work.

Applicants to the MEd with a specialization in Curriculum and Pedagogy should indicate on their application if they wish to be part of a cohort. See the Department website for further information.

Application deadlines are March 1 for master's programs and December 1 for doctoral programs.

Financial Assistance


A limited number of graduate assistantships are available.

Graduate Courses


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

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