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University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree of Bachelor of Education (Faculté Saint-Jean)

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General Information

The two programs at Faculté Saint-Jean prepare teachers to work in francophone schools and in French immersion programs. Students having successfully completed their studies will obtain a BEd and will be recommended for the Interim Professional Certificate.

  1. The 4-year program to students meeting admission requirements normally after completion of first-year university studies. The program consists of ★120. Credits from the first year of university are included in the ★120.
  2. The 2-year program (BED/AD) to holders of approved undergraduate degrees (BA, BSc or other). The program consists of ★60.

Teaching Certificate: Beginning September 15, 1990 all persons applying for certification as a teacher in Alberta will be subject to the following restriction on eligibility:

Except where the Minister of Learning decides otherwise, the Registrar for Alberta Learning shall not issue a teaching certificate to:

  1. a person who has been convicted of an indictable offence under the Criminal Code; or
  2. a person whom the Registrar has reason to believe should not be issued a certificate.

Applications for a teaching certificate shall be directed to the Registrar. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked whether they possess a criminal conviction. If the response is yes, the nature of the conviction and when and where they were convicted must be detailed.

The Registrar shall refuse to issue a teaching certificate to any applicant possessing an indictable criminal conviction. The Registrar may refuse to issue a teaching certificate to an applicant possessing a criminal conviction of a nature deemed unsuitable for teaching children or for any other reason. Applicants may appeal the decision of the Registrar to a Certification Appeal Committee established by the Minister. Appeals must be made in writing within 30 days of being advised of the Registrar’s decision to not issue a certificate.

For additional information please contact Alberta Learning Professional Development and Certification Branch at (780) 427-2045.

Field Experiences

Achieving the DELF « tout public » level B2 strong (70 % and a score no lower than 12.5 points out of 25 in the oral comprehension component and a score no lower than 18 points out of 25 in each of the other three components) or equivalent is a mandatory requirement for admission to field experiences (see Language test ).

The field experiences comprise three compulsory parts. The first part, EDU F 200 , includes six half-days in the classroom, usually in a group with other students to introduce the student to the Francophone or immersion context. The course also includes a series of seminars and thematic presentations at Faculté Saint-Jean. The second and third parts, “Stages I and II,” consist of 13 weeks of practical experience in a school environment.

Normally the three compulsory parts must be completed at Faculté Saint‑Jean. Students registered in “Stages I and II” may be required to complete their practicum outside of Edmonton.

A field placement in the Edmonton metropolitan area may require travel up to a maximum of 75 kilometers from the Faculté Saint-Jean.

Students outside the province of Alberta may complete a Stage I or II course in their province of residence.


The four-year Education Program offered at Campus Saint-Jean allows students to develop the competencies necessary for teaching in French immersion and/or Francophone schools. Students also have the opportunity to take courses with a Community-Service Learning (CSL) component and this option can allow them to obtain a CSL certificate at the end of their program.

Academic Standing

  1. To be granted the BEd degree students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 in ★120 credited to the degree.
  2. A student who has been assigned a grade of “W” or “NC” in a Field Experience course (EDU F 200 ; EDU S 420 , EDU S 421 , EDU S 421 , EDU S 471 ) is entitled to a second registration in this course subject to (3) and (4).
  3. Students are allowed only one “W” or “NC” in the sequence of their Field Experience courses. A student who receives a “W” or “NC” in a second Field Experience course is required to withdraw from the Education program at Faculté Saint-Jean.
  4. Students who receive a “W” or “NC” in “Stage I or II” must have the approval of the head of the Education section and of the Associate Dean (Academic) to reregister for that course.
  5. Students on probation for academic reasons may not register in “Stage I or II.”

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