Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Turcotte Hall and the Faculty of Education offices are closed until further notice. All staff are currently working remotely and will continue to provide services to students. In-person appointments have been suspended.
All undergraduate inquiries should be directed through email only to firstname.lastname@example.org, where we are making every effort to respond in a timely manner. Please be sure to include your U of L student ID number in your email.
Please note that Fall Education courses will be offered through online delivery. The Fall offering of EDUC 2500 will also proceed as planned but will be delivered online without a practicum component. If you are completing this course as an admission requirement for your Fall 2021 application, please register in the course as you normally would.
For general questions relating to the COVID19 situation, please email COVID19.email@example.com
About our Program
What makes our teacher education program one of the best in the country? It really comes down to our philosophy of growing the finest teachers possible. Everything we do is designed to fulfill that philosophy, from our outstanding Faculty to the breadth of our programs, the students we accept, to the teachers who will mentor them.
As we see it, when we meet that commitment, we serve our deeper dedication to educating students who will have the good fortune of learning from a U of L Faculty of Education graduate.
The teacher education program can be completed in two ways:
- The Combined Degrees Program is a five year program which results in the simultaneous granting of two degrees
- If you already have a degree, you may be eligible for the After Degree B.Ed. Program
Find out more about what makes our Bachelor of Education program so unique.
The Faculty of Education admits approximately 200 students each fall. Areas of high competition are in the majors of Social Studies, English, Science and Physical Education. The major ranking criteria among qualified applicants is cumulative grade point average and Education 2500.
Upon completion of the program, each student will have accumulated approximately 27 weeks of student teaching. A student will be eligible to apply for teacher certification to teach Kindergarten to Grade 12 in the Province of Alberta once the B.Ed. program has been successfully completed. Other provinces will honour Alberta teacher certification although there may be additional criteria required by each province. Please see the Graduation Procedures page for further information.
You may also contact Student Program Services for more information:
Student Program Services
Faculty of Education
Room TH 421 Turcotte Hall
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4