When can you apply for a combined degree?
Before we can consider your application, you’ll need to meet the admission requirements.
What if you're not accepted?
Choose a Teachable Subject
Your choices are:
Thinking about a transfer?
Some Colleges in Alberta offer the first two years of the Combined Degrees program. If that sounds like you:
- Check with your College to find out if you have the required courses completed.
- If your College offers those courses, you’ll need to complete them prior to March 1.
Whether you are transferring from a College or a University, if you don’t have the required courses completed, or if you are not successful in gaining admission into the Faculty of Education, you could still be admitted into the pre-Education Combined Degrees program where you’ll continue to take courses in your first degree.
Deciding on a minor
Another great thing about the U of L is that you have the chance to take 12 courses that interest you outside of your major. In lots of cases, this will give you a secondary interest and you’ll have taken enough elective courses in one subject that you can declare a teachable school minor. That gives you even more breadth as a teacher, especially if you choose to teach at the elementary level. If you’re not too sure how to do this, an Academic Advisor in your faculty can help you choose the right courses.
Completing the Education Requirements
To complete The Bachelor of Education portion of the Combined Degrees, you have to satisfy all of the requirements of the program which consists of a minimum of 20 semester education courses:
- Education 2500 (1 course)
- Professional Semester I (5 course equivalent)
- Professional Semester II (5 course equivalent)
- Professional Semester III (5 course equivalent)
- 4 individual courses (including one Education Foundation and three Education electives)
Becoming a teacher
At the end of this journey, you’ll have about 28 weeks of teaching under your belt. This means you can apply for teacher certification to teach Kindergarten to Grade 12 in the Province of Alberta. If you’d like to teach in any other province, you’re qualified to do so but you’ll have to complete some paperwork through that province’s teacher certification process.
How do I apply?
If you are a current student at the University of Lethbridge and are seeking admission to the Faculty of Education, please fill out the Request to Change a Program or Major and submit the form to the Registrar's Office.
If you are a new student or returning after an absence: APPLY HERE
PLEASE CONTACT THE STUDENT PROGRAM SERVICES (SPS) OFFICE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIAL CASE ADMISSION. THERE ALSO MAY BE SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO YOUR EDUCATION MAJOR.