Admission Requirements


In order to be considered for the MES program, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Graduation from the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) and a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Two years of teaching experience

Admission FAQs

What if I don't quite meet all of the requirements?

Please contact the MES Graduate Administrator at mesinfo@ualberta.ca to discuss your options. We may recommend your acceptance based on professional experience (see Guidelines for Considering Life Achievement section on this page).

What if I need to take time off from the program?
If you need to interrupt your studies, we will do our best to accommodate. Typically, you would resume your studies with the next year's cohort. During your break from the core program, you may complete your approved electives, if you have not already done so. Please contact the MES Graduate Administrator at mesinfo@ualberta.ca to discuss your options.
How will a break in my studies affect my fees and/or my graduation date?
You must be enrolled in one course within a school year (September-August) in order to keep your program active or your program will lapse. If you intend to interrupt your program, please contact the MES Graduate Administrator at mesinfo@ualberta.ca immediately so that we can work out any registration considerations to ensure that your program status remains active