Journey Certification

Applicants who are interested in teaching in Career & Technology Studies (CTS) and have Journey Certification may be granted up to 30 credits advanced standing (e.g., provincial and federal journey certification or two-year diploma).


Applicants with an applicable Journey Certification and less than *9 credits of transferable post-secondary coursework will be considered for admission based on presenting a minimum 50% average in:

  1. English 30-1
  2. 1 Subject from group A, B or C.

Applicants with an applicable Journey Certification and between *9-*22.5 transferable post-secondary credits (typically 3-7 courses):

A minimum 50% average in:

  1. English 30-1
  2. 1 subject from group A, B or C
  3. A competitive average in all transferable post-secondary courses

All applicants applying to the Bachelor of Education program at the University of Alberta are required to complete the Casper test as part of their application. More information about the Casper test requirement can be found here

Applicants with *24 credits or more of transferable post-secondary coursework will be considered as a transfer student.

Applicants with a degree will apply as an after degree student.

Refer to Education Chart 1 Requirements for Major Teaching Subject in the Secondary Education Route for required courses.

For information on your Journey Certificate/Red Seal and how it may work in the program, contact Bonnie Watt at 780-492-5191 or

Admissions Chart 2

Classification of high school courses used for admission:

Grade 12 courses listed below are based on the Alberta Education curriculum. Prospective students from other provinces and territories should review the Grade 12 entry-level equivalents on the Office of the Registrar website. The acceptable Alberta academic Grade 12 courses, other than English Language Arts 30-1, have been placed in three groups below.

Classification of High School courses used for admission
Group A (Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages other than English) Group B (Fine Arts) Group C (Maths/Sciences)
  1. Social Studies 30-1
  2. 30-level Language other than English (see Notes 1, 2, and 3)
  3. Aboriginal Studies 30
  4. History Americas 30 (IB)
  5. Macro-Economics 30 and Micro-Economics 30


  1. Adv Acting/Touring Theatre 35
  2. Adv Tech-Print/Draw/Sculp (5-Cr)
  3. Applied Graphic Arts 35
  4. Art 30 or 31
  5. Audio 35
  6. Ballet 35
  7. Band 35
  8. Band Music 35
  9. Choir 35
  10. Choral Music 30
  11. Communication Technology Advanced Level-Career and Technology Studies (CTS 5-Cr)
  12. Contemporary Dance 35
  13. Dance 35
  14. Dance Composition 35
  15. Directing 35
  16. Drama 30
  17. Drawing (Adv Techn) 35 (CTS 5-Cr)
  18. Film & Media Arts 35 (CTS 5-Cr)
  19. Film Studies 35
  20. General Music 30
  21. Guitar 35
  22. Instrumental Jazz 35
  23. Instrumental Music 30
  24. Jazz Dance 35
  25. Music 35
  26. Musical Theatre 35
  27. Painting (Adv Techn) 35
  28. Performing Arts 35A
  29. Portfolio Art 35
  30. Pottery/Ceramics (Adv Techn) 35
  31. Shooting the Screenplay 35
  32. Tap Dance 35
  33. Technical Theatre 35 (5Cr)
  34. Technical Theatre EPS 35
  35. Theatre Arts 35
  36. Vocal Jazz 35
  1. Biology 30
  2. Chemistry 30
  3. Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1
  4. Mathematics 30-2 (only one of Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 may be used for admission)
  5. Mathematics 31
  6. Physics 30
  7. Science 30
  8. Computing Science (CSE) Advanced Level-Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (5 credits)



  1. Any one French 30 (3 year or 9 year), French 31A, 31B, 31C; French Language Arts 20-1, 30-1, 30-2; Français 20-1, 30-1, 30-2 may be used as a 30-level Language course for admission purposes. In the case of French Language Arts 30-1, Français 30-1, and French 31A, 31B, or 31C, advanced placement may be granted upon application.
  2. Blackfoot Language and Culture 30; Cree Language and Culture 30; Chinese Language Arts 20, 30; Chinese Language and Culture 30; German Language Arts 20, 30; German Language and Culture 30; Italian Language and Culture 30; Japanese Language and Culture 30; Latin 30; Spanish Language Arts 20, 30; Spanish Language and Culture 30; Ukrainian Language Arts 20, 30; and Ukrainian Language and Culture 30 may be used as 30-level Language courses for admission. There are a number of 35-level, locally developed language courses which may also be used for admission. Applicants wishing to present a 35-level Language course should contact the Admissions Division, Office of the Registrar.
  3. Applicants wishing to present a language other than one of those presented at the Grade 12 level in Alberta should contact the Admissions Division, Office of the Registrar.
  4. All students must demonstrate English Language Proficiency and Spoken English Proficiency in addition to meeting the admission requirements for their program of choice.

* The number of new students admitted to any particular program or year of a program may vary depending on the number of available places and the promotion, departure, or graduation of continuing students. While the minimum admission average is 70% for high school applicants, and a minimum GPA of 2.0 for postsecondary applicants, all admissions are competitive and the actual admission averages may be higher than the minimum.

For additional admissions information, consult the University of Alberta Calendar.