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Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies)/ Bachelor of Education Five-Year Combined Degrees (BA NS/BEd)

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General Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies/Bachelor of Education Combined Degrees allow students to select either the Secondary or the Elementary program route. This degree program consists of ★150 overall. The first three years (★90) are taken in the Faculty of Native Studies and the last two years (★60) are taken in the Faculty of Education (see BA (Native Studies)/BEd Five-Year Combined Degrees ). Students in these Combined Degrees may choose a Cree Major or a Native Studies Major in the Secondary route. Students are advised to refer to Education Chart 1  when selecting courses for their Education Major Teaching Subject. Students in the Elementary route select a minor in Native Education, Cree Language or Social Studies. The sequencing of courses taken in the program does not allow for much flexibility throughout the five years; therefore, students should plan their programs carefully. Students are advised to follow the prescribed order as closely as possible.

Academic Standing Regulations for the BA (Native Studies)/BEd Combined Degrees


  1. To be eligible to continue in the program, students are required to have a grade point average of at least 2.0. The grade point average will be calculated on all courses completed in the program.
  2. A student who has been assigned a grade of “W” or “NC” in a Field Experience course is entitled to a second registration in this course. See also Reregistration in Courses . Notwithstanding Reregistration in Courses , if a student receives a “W” or “NC” in the second attempt of a Field Experience course, the student will be required to withdraw from the Combined Degrees program.

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