Programs & Courses

Education

About this Program

Medicine Hat College is redesigning the online display of programs and courses and some content on this page may no longer be accurate. For official program information, please refer to the current academic calendar.

Learn about tuition and fees or download a program planning guide.

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. Each 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. Many of the students who enrol in our program want to make a difference in the lives of others and choose a career in teaching to make it happen.

There are two options in pursuing a degree in education at Medicine Hat College.

Mount Royal University,  Bachelor of Education at MHC
Medicine Hat College, in partnership with Mount Royal University, offers a degree completion program that can be completed in Medicine Hat.  This new partnership 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). 

University Transfer Education
For those interested in starting their studies at Medicine Hat College and completing their degree at another institution, our University Transfer Education program offers students 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 (see tabs below).

High School

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

  • ELA 30-1
  • 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
  • Pre-requisite courses required, eg. 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.

 

Practicum

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.

University of Alberta, Faculty of Education

University of Alberta
Phone:  780.492.4530
Email: education.recruitment@ualberta.ca

Types of degrees offered:

  • 4 year BEd. (40 course degree) direct entry or post secondary transfer
  • 2 year after degree (for holders of an approved degree)
  • 5 year combined degrees (Native Studies, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Science, Math, Human Ecology)

Level of teaching that can be pursued:

  • Elementary education (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • ‘Middle Years’ (Grades 4 – 9) minor – Red Deer College collaboration
  • Teacher Education North Program – Grande Prairie College collaboration
  • Secondary education (Grades 7 – 12)

Major/Minor Choices:

  • Elementary - generalist major
  • Secondary - major and minor are chosen from a list of teachable areas

Admission to the Faculty of Education:
Competitive Admission: GPA will be calculated on most recent 24 credits.

We encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Alberta Academic Advisor, and the University of Alberta calendar regarding admission requirements and course selection. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database online to determine Medicine Hat College course equivalents.

University of Calgary, Faculty of Education

University of Calgary
Phone:  403.220.6794
Email:  educsso@ucalgary.ca

Types of degrees offered:

  • 4 year Bachelor of Education (40 course degree) direct entry
  • 4 year Community Based BEd. Pathway
  • 2 year after degree (for holders of an approved degree)
  • 5 year concurrent degree in which students will receive two degrees in five year (direct entry)

Level of teaching that can be pursued:

  • Kindergarten/Elementary Route (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • Secondary Route (Grades 7 – 12)
  • K-12 Route; Specialization in
    • English Language Arts or
    • Mathematics or
    • Science or
    • Social Studies or
    • Second languages

Major/minor choices:

  • Elementary - major chosen from list of teachable subjects
  • Secondary - major and chosen from list of teachable areas

We encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Calgary Academic Advisor, and the University of Calgary calendar regarding admission requirements and course selection. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database online to determine Medicine Hat College course equivalents.

University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education

University of Lethbridge
Phone:  403.329.2254
Email:  edu.sps@uleth.ca

Types of degrees offered:

  • 5 year combined degrees (BFA/BEd, BSc/BEd, BA/BEd, BMgmt/BEd, BMus/BEd)
  • Post-diploma degrees (Art, Drama, Music, General Management, Health Sciences, Science)
  • 2 year after degree (for holders of an approved degree)

Level of teaching that can be pursued:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 12

Major choices:

  • Single discipline major
  • General major

Minor choices:

  • Optional from a list of teachable subjects
  • Specialization: Optional from a list of Specializations

Admission to the Faculty of Education:

  • Admission cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 calculated on courses taken within the semesters containing the last 20 university-level courses (60 credit hours); quota program.
  • If 20 specific courses (60 credits) are not completed, you can enter the pre-combined degrees program for year three.
  • Appropriate number of courses in the major required with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on all courses comprising the major.
  • Specific admission requirements for some majors (i.e. Physical Education, Drama, Music, and Native Education)
  • Must have met Writing Proficiency Requirement
  • Education 2500 - Orientation to teaching (or equivalent). Favourable recommendation required.

The General Liberal Education Requirement (GLER) is a requirement of all University of Lethbridge degree programs. The GLER involves satisfactory completion of Arts and Science courses from three distinct lists: List 1 – Fine Arts & Humanities; List 2 – Social Sciences;List 3 – Science. Consult the University of Lethbridge calendar and the AB Transfer Guide for details, or speak with a Medicine Hat College academic advisor.

We encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Lethbridge Academic Advisor, and the University of Lethbridge calendar regarding admission requirements and course selection. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database online to determine Medicine Hat College course equivalents.

Mount Royal University, Faculty of Education

Mt. Royal University
Phone: 403.440.7729
Email:  education@mtroyal.ca

Types of degrees offered:

  • 4 year Direct Entry BEd (40 courses offered)

Level of teaching that can be pursued:

  • Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)

Major/Minor choices:

Elementary - generalist major; minor is chosen from a list of teachable areas (English, French, General Science for Elementary Education, Elementary School Health & Physical Education, History, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics for Elementary Education, Spanish, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

Admission to the Faculty of Education:

Direct entry from high school, grades will be calculated on the required courses for admissions into Education from the Grade 12 courses.

The General Education (GNED) is a requirement of all Mount Royal University degree programs. The GNED involves satisfactory completion of GNED courses chosen from four different clusters - Numeracy & Scientific Literacy; Values, Beliefs & Identity;Community & Society; and Communication.

We encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a Mount Royal University Academic Advisor, and the Mount Royal University calendar regarding admission requirements and course selection. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database online to determine Medicine Hat College course equivalents.




 

University of Regina, Faculty of Education

University of Regina
Phone:  306.585.4537
Email:  education.counselling@uregina.ca

Types of degrees offered:

  • 4 year degree (BEd) Direct Entry
  • 2 year after degree (for holders of an approved degree)
  • 5 year combined degree BEd/BKin and BEd/BSc Joint Degree with a Math Major

Programs offered:

  • Early Elementary (pre-K-5) / Middle Years (6-9)
  • Secondary (9-12)
  • Baccalauréat in Éducation Francaise
  • Arts Education
  • Music Education

Major/minor choices:

  • Variety of areas available

Admission to the Faculty of Education:

  • Admission GPA calculated on all transferable courses
  • Relevant Experience/References and a Personal Statement/Diversity
  • Typically, only one year of pre-Education courses can be completed at MHC

We encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Regina Academic Advisor, and the University of Regina calendar regarding admission requirements and course selection. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database online to determine Medicine Hat College course equivalents.

University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Education

University of Saskatchewan
Phone:  306.966.7654
Email:  recruiting.education@usask.ca

Types of degrees offered:

  • 4 year degree (BEd)
  • 5 year combined degrees (Music or Kinesiology)
  • Secondary Technical Vocational Education
  • Practical and Applied Arts
  • Aboriginal Teacher Education

Level of teaching that can be pursued:

  • Elementary/Middle Years sequential BEd
  • Secondary sequential BEd

Major/minor choices:

  • Teaching Area I/Teaching Area II (chosen from a list of teachable areas)

Admission to the Faculty of Education:

  • Admission GPA calculated on most recent 20 Arts/Science (pre-Education) courses
  • Typically, only one year of pre-Education courses can be completed at MHC
  • Online interview
  • 35-40 hours of experience working with children (paid or unpaid)

We encourage students to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Saskatchewan Academic Advisor, and the University of Saskatchewan calendar regarding admission requirements and course selection. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. Students may access the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer Database online to determine Medicine Hat College course equivalents.

 

Scholarship Info

Medicine Hat College distributes over $300,000 in scholarships and bursaries each year. Applying online is easy!

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Funding Your Education

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