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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.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements include an overall grade point average of 2.0 on all courses completed in the ★150 program, and a GPA of 2.1 on all courses completed in the Native Studies major. 100-level courses: For the purpose of the combined degrees program normally no more than ★60 at the 100-level may be taken for degree credit. To qualify for the Bachelor of Native Studies and the Bachelor of Education degrees, students must successfully complete relevant program requirements, have met the promotion, graduation, final year, and residence requirements, and have received the recommendation of the Faculty of Native Studies Council and the Faculty of Education.

Degrees with Distinction shall be awarded to students who achieve a graduation grade point average of 3.5 or higher on the last ★90 taken at the University of Alberta. In cases where a student has taken courses at another institution as part of these ★90, the Degree with Distinction will be awarded at the discretion of the Faculty. Student Advising: Students will be jointly advised regarding program and course requirements by designated advisors in both the Faculty of Native Studies and the Faculty of Education.

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