Generalist Degree

Generalist Degree

Why study this program?

Teaching is a calling, and elementary education is a truly special career. Our Bachelor of Education (Elementary) degree in the Faculty of Education prepares you to facilitate the learning of all children from Kindergarten to Grade 6 within our diverse and multicultural society.

The Elementary Education program includes a five-week Introductory Professional Term (IPT) and a nine-week Advanced Professional Term (APT). This degree can be taken as a four-year program or as an after-degree. Upon completion of this program, you will earn a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) and be recommended for teacher certification in Alberta.


Why take the Elementary Education After-Degree program?

This program is designed for students who already hold a university degree. The length of the after-degree will vary depending on how much of your previous university coursework is transferable.

The after-degree can be taken at the University of Alberta, or at one of our partner universities through our Collaborative Off-Campus Program.

For more information, see Bachelor of Elementary Education.


POSSIBLE CAREERS
  • Adult Educator
  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Post-Secondary Advisor
  • Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Jessie is a Métis student in the Elementary Education program. She is also a trained opera singer.

Program Requirements

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

After-Degree Applicants - General Requirement:

All Applicants must present the following:

  1. A three- or four-year degree from an accredited postsecondary institution
  2. An Admission GPA (AGPA) of at least 2.0, or equivalent, based on the most recent graded and transferable ★24. The length of the program will depend on the courses that a student presents at the time of admission. The Elementary After Degree program is normally two years in length.
  3. Submission of the Casper test is required to be evaluated for Admission to the program. More information on the Casper test requirement, dates and deadlines can be found at Faculty of Education Casper Test Website.

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