Student Information


Prospective Students

Is this program restricted to Aboriginal students?

ATEP is open to all eligible students; however, one of the goals of ATEP is to attract more First Nations, Métis and Inuit teachers in the classroom. This is our target group.

Note that the on-campus ATEP program offered in Fall 2021 will be restricted to First Nations, Metis and Intuit students.

What do I graduate with?

Once you have completed the required courses you will qualify for a Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta.

What will I be able to teach when I graduate?

This is a generalist elementary program; therefore you'll be qualified to teach in any K-6 classroom in Alberta.

Is this program of the same quality of the on-campus program?

Yes, this program meets all of the same standards and rigor as the on-campus program. You will graduate with the same Bachelor of Education degree as the on-campus students. However, you will have an enriched program that has been infused with Aboriginal histories and perspectives.

Is there funding available?

There are various sources of funding available. Further information is available on our Funding and Awards page.

How is this program different from other programs?

This program develops a greater understanding of the Aboriginal culture and perspective on teaching and learning, primarily in schools where Aboriginal children are learning. We offer a cohort study model that provides support to students throughout the program. Elders are involved in many capacities but their primary involvement is in the classroom and in the student teacher learning process. Off-campus cohorts include partner colleges in all phases of program development and delivery, and have a designated site coordinator to provide additional support.

When will the program be in/or near my home community?

Please refer to the website for information about upcoming on-campus, off-campus and online study opportunities. If you would like more information about the possibility of ATEP coming to your community, please use the Contact Us link on the side of this page.

Thinking of Applying?

What academic qualifications do I need to get into ATEP?

Information about admission requirements is available on our Admissions page. If you have any questions, please use the Contact Us link on the side of the page.

What do I need to be able to apply?

You will need your official transcripts from every college or university that you have attended. This can be a time consuming process and we suggest you request your official transcripts as soon as you can; students cannot be admitted without official transcripts.

There is a non-refundable application fee that you have to pay when you apply to the University of Alberta (U of A). The fee for application if you have never attended the U of A is $125.00 and if you are a current or former U of A undergraduate student (including those from Augustana Faculty) the fee is $75.00.

If you have ever been required to withdraw from a program, please use the Contact Us Form to arrange to speak with the ATEP student advisor in Undergraduate Student Services.

Who do I contact for information?

Please email ATEPuofa@ualberta, or use the Contact Us link on the side of the page. We will respond to your questions within 48 hours.