Admission Requirements

*IMPORTANT UPDATE*

NEW application deadline is February 1. The document deadline is March 1.

Please click here to view the Admission Requirements for the Fall 2018 intake

NEW Admission Requirements:

There are a number of requirements that must be satisfied before entering the Faculty of Education regardless of whether you are applying to the After Degree program or the Combined Degrees program.

NOTE: Completion of the required prerequisites does not guarantee or imply subsequent admission to the Faculty of Education. The selection of qualified applicants is primarily based on cumulative grade point average and performance in Education 2500 (Orientation to Teaching).

The following is a list of the minimum requirements to be eligible to apply to the Faculty of Education:

A. Number of Courses

You must have successfully completed at least 14 university-level semester courses (42 credit hours) with grades submitted by the document deadline (March 1).

As well, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 scale calculated on all UofL and transferable courses taken within the semesters containing the last 14 university-level courses (42 credit hours). All courses must be graded with the exception of Education 2500. Further information about GPAs can be found here.

If you are not a current student at the University of Lethbridge, then official transcripts must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the document deadline of March 1. Courses indicating the final grade must be listed on the official transcript when being used for admission.

B. Subject Majors

You must have successfully completed the minimum designated number of courses in a teaching subject major (which may include cognates, if applicable to major). This is usually 5 for a single discipline major and 8 for a general major (including at least 3 courses in the main teaching subject area) prior to admission to the Faculty of Education. The teaching subject majors are as listed below:

1. Art - Five semester courses in Art

2. Career and Technology Studies - Five semester courses in Management/Commerce or New Media

3. Drama - Five semester courses in Drama

4. English - Five semester courses in English or eight General Humanities courses from three areas including four in English

5. Mathematics - Five semester courses in Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics or eight General Sciences courses from three areas including four in Mathematics/Statistics

6. Modern Languages - Five semester courses in French or a combination of five courses in French/Spanish

7. Music - Five semester courses in Music

8. Native Education - Five semester courses in Native American Studies or eight General Social Sciences courses from three areas including four from Native American Studies. At least three of seven courses in a required minor in a teachable school subject. Courses in the minor must be distinct from the major (See Special Admission Requirements)

9. Physical Education - Five semester courses in Kinesiology/Physical Activity (15 credit hours) or eight courses General Social Sciences in three areas including four in Kinesiology (See Special Admission Requirements)

10. Science - Five semester courses in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Physical Geography, or eight courses in three General Sciences areas including four in either Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Physical Geography (two of the three areas must be school Science subjects)

11. Social Studies - Five semester courses in Anthropology, Economics, History, Geography, Political Science or Sociology or eight General Social Sciences courses from three areas including four in History. Eight semester courses in the Canadian Studies major, including at least four courses in the main teaching subject

NOTE: To graduate with a B.Ed. students must complete a minimum of 10 - 16 courses* in a single disciplinary major or 16 courses in the general areas of Humanities, Sciences or Social Sciences

* The total number of courses required in the single discipline will vary depending on the major

C. Education 2500 - Orientation to Teaching

Before coming into the Faculty of Education you must successfully complete Education (Orientation to Teaching), including a favourable recommendation from the instructor, or its equivalent transfer course. Students may request a waiver of Education 2500 based on 120 hours of classroom experience. See this link for more information regarding Education 2500 and the Waiver requirements: Education 2500 Details

D. Writing Proficiency Requirement

The Writing Proficiency Requirement (WPR) will no longer be required for admission to the Faculty of Education. The WPR will be replaced by ongoing assessments of oral and written Engish Language competencies across all components of the B. Ed. program.

E. Grade Point Average

  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale calculated on all U of L and transferable courses taken within the semesters containing your last 14 university-level courses (42 credit hours), including courses in a previous degree and courses taken subsequently
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all graded courses comprising the major, including all transferable courses
  • On a 9 point scale, a 2.5 = 6.0
  • As a letter grade, 2.5 = B- average (approximately)
  • As a percentage, 2.5 ranges from 67% (if 50% is a pass) to 71% (if 60% is a pass).

F. Special Admission Requirements

Drama, Music and Physical Education applicants to the Faculty of Education will no longer be required to complete additional admission requirements (interview, audition, or report).

Application Deadline: February 1             Document Deadline: March 1

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2018/2019 Admission Requirements:

A. Number of Courses

You must have successfully completed at least 20 university-level semester courses (60 credit hours) with grades submitted by the document deadline of June 1.

As well, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 scale calculated on all UofL and transferable courses taken within the semesters containing the last 20 university-level courses (60 credit hours). All courses must be graded with the exception of Education 2500. Further information about GPAs can be found here.

If you are not a current student at the University of Lethbridge, then official transcripts must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the document deadline of June 1. Courses indicating the final grade must be listed on the official transcript when being used for admission.

B. Subject Majors

You must have successfully completed the minimum designated number of courses in a teaching subject major (which may include cognates, if applicable to major). This is usually 8 for a single discipline major and 11 for a general major (including at least 4 courses in the main teaching subject area) prior to admission to the Faculty of Education. The teaching subject majors are as listed below:

1. Art - Eight semester courses in Art

2. Career and Technology Studies - Eight semester courses in Management/Commerce or New Media

3. Drama - Eight semester courses in Drama

4. English - Eight semester courses in English or eleven General Humanities courses from three areas including five in English

5. Mathematics - Eight semester courses in Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics or eight General Sciences courses from three areas including four in Mathematics/Statistics

6. Modern Languages - Eight semester courses in French or a combination of five courses in French/Spanish

7. Music - Eight semester courses in Music

8. Native Education - Eight semester courses in Native American Studies or eleven General Social Sciences courses from three areas including five from Native American Studies. At least five of seven courses in a required minor in a teachable school subject. Courses in the minor must be distinct from the major (See Special Admission Requirements)

9. Physical Education - Eight semester courses in Kinesiology/Physical Activity (15 credit hours) or eleven courses General Social Sciences in three areas including five in Kinesiology

10. Science - Eight semester courses in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Physical Geography, or eleven courses in three General Sciences areas including five in either Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Physical Geography (two of the three areas must be school Science subjects)

11. Social Studies - Eight semester courses in Anthropology, Economics, History, Geography, Political Science or Sociology or eleven General Social Sciences courses from three areas including five in History. Eleven semester courses in the Canadian Studies major, including at least five courses in the main teaching subject

NOTE: To graduate with a B.Ed. students must complete a minimum of 10 - 16 courses* in a single disciplinary major or 16 courses in the general areas of Humanities, Sciences or Social Sciences

* The total number of courses required in the single discipline will vary depending on the major

C. Education 2500 - Orientation to Teaching

Before coming into the Faculty of Education you must successfully complete Education (Orientation to Teaching), including a favourable recommendation from the instructor, or its equivalent transfer course. Students may request a waiver of Education 2500 based on 120 hours of classroom experience. See this link for more information regarding Education 2500 and the Waiver requirements: Education 2500 Details

D. Writing Proficiency Requirement

The Writing Proficiency Requirement (WPR) will no longer be required for admission to the Faculty of Education. The WPR will be replaced by ongoing assessments of oral and written Engish Language competencies across all components of the B. Ed. program.

E. Grade Point Average

  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale calculated on all U of L and transferable courses taken within the semesters containing your last 14 university-level courses (42 credit hours), including courses in a previous degree and courses taken subsequently
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all graded courses comprising the major, including all transferable courses
  • On a 9 point scale, a 2.5 = 6.0
  • As a letter grade, 2.5 = B- average (approximately)
  • As a percentage, 2.5 ranges from 67% (if 50% is a pass) to 71% (if 60% is a pass).

F. Special Admission Requirements

Drama, Music and Physical Education applicants to the Faculty of Education will no longer be required to complete additional admission requirements (interview, audition, or report).