We offer a Middle Years program in Red Deer, a Teacher Education North (elementary focus) program in Grande Prairie, and a Collaborative Elementary Education Program in Fort McMurray. Our collaborative programs offer students the opportunity to study in a focus area that is not available on the main university campus. Although collaborative students study on the campus of one of two different colleges in Alberta, they earn a University of Alberta degree. Collaborative degrees qualify students for teacher certification in Alberta. These degrees are offered as four-year degrees or after degrees.
Due to a limited number of spots, enrolment is competitive in our collaborative programs. Students will be updated regularly throughout the admissions cycle via e-mail, until the admission decisions are made, usually in July.
Four-Year Collaborative Degree Applicant Requirements
Applicants to our Collaborative BEd degree program must have 60 specific credits completed in order to be considered for admission to the final two years.
For more information regarding the collaborative program in Red Deer, contact Undergraduate Student Services or the Education Programs Office, Red Deer College.
For more information regarding the collaborative program in Grande Prairie, contact Undergraduate Student Services or the Teacher Education North Program.
For more information regarding the collaborative program in Fort McMurray, contact Undergraduate Student Services or the Faculty Advisor of the Collaborative Elementary Education Program.
Collaborative After Degree Applicant Requirements
Applicants to the Collaborative BEd After Degree programs must present the following to be considered for admission:
- A 3 or 4-year degree from an accredited post-secondary institution.
- An Admission GPA (AGPA) or at least 2.0 or equivalent.
- 6 credits of transferable coursework in English Literature/Composition.
- For the Red Deer Middle Years Program: 3 credits of transferable coursework in Math, Statistics or Computing.
- The English Literature/Composition requirement can be met with the following courses, or equivalent: CLASS 102/221/321, Comparative Literature, English, Linguistics, WRS, Writing or a PhD/Thesis based Masters.
- To determine transferability of a course taken at another post-secondary institution in Alberta, Nunavut, or Northwest Territories, please use the Alberta Online Transfer Guide available at http://alis.alberta.ca/ps/ep/aas/ta/transferalberta.html. If you attended a post-secondary institution in a province other than Alberta, you may check to see if that province has a transfer guide. If your coursework transfers to a major university in that province, then it most likely will be accepted here; the Undergraduate Student Services Office in the Faculty of Education will make the final determination.
For additional admissions information, consult the University of Alberta calendar: