Combined Degrees Program Detail

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?

The competition is tough for our program, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up after your first try. Just keep taking courses in your major and apply again at the end of your third (or fourth) year.

Choose a Teachable Subject

When you go through our program, you learn to teach well at every grade level. That’s why you need to choose a teachable subject before you apply. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to teach that subject to all grade levels, making you very well rounded as an educator and abundantly more employable.

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:

  1. Check with your College to find out if you have the required courses completed.
  2. If your College offers those courses, you’ll need to complete them prior to March 1.
Our program is so highly regarded that many students transfer from other universities to the U of L to complete their pre-Education Combined Degrees program.

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:

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



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