Programs & Courses



The application deadline for this program is May 1, 2023. Please be advised that qualified applicants are offered seats in the order that the applications were received.

About the Program

Becoming a teacher offers you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people and to shape the future through interaction with youth. Most of us, at some point in our lives, felt the influence of a teacher who affected how we see the world and our place in it. If you love working with children and young adults, have a passion for learning and teaching, and imagine yourself influencing future generations, a career in education is a great fit for you.

There are two options for pursuing a degree in education at Medicine Hat College (MHC).

  • In partnership with Mount Royal University, you can complete all four years of your Bachelor of Education at MHC. This pathway includes two years of study for degree completion and teacher certification with a focus on elementary education after you have completed the first two years of the B.Ed. Elementary program (60 credits).
  • If you’re interested in starting your studies at MHC and completing your degree at another institution, our University Studies Education program offers the opportunity to study at MHC for up to two years and transfer to a variety of post-secondary institutions in Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Regina.

High School

Alberta High School Courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses.

  • ELA 30-1 (minimum 60%)
  • Three additional 30-level academic subjects
  • One 5-credit or two 3-credit subjects at the 30-level (Special Projects 30 excluded)

Note: Although not required for admission, it is strongly suggested that students entering Education possess Math 30-1 or Math 30-2.

Mature Student (21 years of age)

The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites.

  • ELA 30-1 (minimum 60%)
  • Pre-requisite courses required, e.g. Chemistry 30 required for university level Chemistry

Note: Although not required for admission, it is strongly suggested that students entering Education possess Math 30-1 or Math 30-2.

YEARS 1 & 2

The total requirements for this program include 40 courses made up of

  • twenty (20) core education courses (including 2 practicums),
  • eight (8) minor courses in the humanities,
  • six (6) general education courses,
  • and four (4) electives.

YEARS 3 & 4

In Year 3 and Year 4, students will take seven Program of Studies and Curriculum Instruction in Teaching courses, four additional courses, and two practicums:

EDUC 2200
Special Projects in Education
EDUC 2375
Effective Assessment – Measurement and Evaluation
EDUC 3010
Practicum I – 5 weeks
EDUC 3103 Program of Studies and Curriculum Instruction in Teaching English Language Arts
EDUC 3105
Program of Studies and Curriculum Instruction in Teaching Physical Education
EDUC 3106 Program of Studies and Curriculum Instruction in Teaching Science
EDUC 3108 Program of Studies and Curriculum Instruction in Teaching Mathematics
EDUC 4030
Practicum II – Full-term
EDUC 4107 Program of Studies and Curriculum Instruction in Teaching Social Studies
EDUC 4201
Integrating Ideas, Values and Praxis
EDUC 4325 The Impact of Social Issues in Education & Schooling
EDUC 4351 Indigenous Perspectives in Education
EDUC 4361 Exceptional Students, Special Needs, & Inclusive Schooling

In addition to the two major practicum experiences in the third and fourth year, there are practicums embedded within certain coursework throughout the program. Placements for practicums will be in Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta area schools, in classes ranging from kindergarten through grade six.


Education graduates can become teachers and educational administrators and policy makers.

What is your education going to cost?

Our TUITION and FEES page provides a total cost estimate for your program including books and supplies and related expenses.

Looking for ways to help fund your education?

There are lots of options like student loans, scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding available.
Check out our FINANCIAL AID page for more information.

Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.

The ACADEMIC CALENDAR has official information on transfer options for each program.
Please consult the calendar or meet with an academic advisor for more information.

At MHC, we care about students and want to help you succeed.

As a student, there may be times when you require support. Our SERVICES page provides you with links to a number of campus supports including academic success, counselling and care, health and wellness, and many other resources.

Have you always wanted to study abroad?

Enhance your education, share in cultural diversity and embrace new experiences. Visit the INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY PROGRAM section to find out more.

Students should be aware that under the Protection for Persons in Care Act (January 1998) you will be required to provide a current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search as well as an Alberta Children's Services Intervention Record Check to the school jurisdiction in which you are placed for each teaching practicum or field experience.  Student teachers are responsible for the cost of obtaining this documentation and ensuring it is provided to school jurisdictions requiring it, and a copy provided to the Education Advisor prior to the start of the first field experience. It is also recommended that you possess a current Emergency or Standard First Aid Certificate and that Health Immunization Records are up to date.