Programs & Courses

Education

About this Program

For official information, please consult the MHC calendar. Download a program planning guide (2015-2017), (2016-2018). Find out about tuition and fees.

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: Completion of Pure Math 30, Math 30-1, or Math 30-2 is required for students transferring to the University of Alberta Faculty of Education Elementary route.

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: Completion of Pure Math 30, Math 30-1, or Math 30-2 is required for students transferring to the University of Alberta Faculty of Education Elementary route.

 

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:  780-492-3569

Types of degrees offered:

  • 4 year B.Ed. (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
        Northern Education minor - Grande Prairie College collabortion
  • 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:

    Admission GPA calculated on most recent 24 credits competitive admission

We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Alberta Academic Advisor, and the University of Alberta calendar regarding admissions requirements and course selections.  Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree plan.

University of Calgary, Faculty of Education

University of Calgary
Phone:  403-220-5627
Email:  educsso@ucalgary.ca

Types of degrees offered:

  • 2 year after degree (for holders of an approved degree)
  • 5 year concurrent (Direct Entry) degree in which students will receive two degrees in five years
  • 4 year Community Based B.Ed. Pathway

Level of teaching that can be pursued:

  • Kindergarten/Elementary stream (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • Secondary stream (Grades 7 - 12)

Major/minor choices:

  • Must have completed a major in teachable areas for secondary stream
  • Must have completed a minor in teachable areas for elementary stream

Admission to the Faculty of Education:

  • Admission GPA calculated on most recent 10 courses
  • Admission requirements must be met for both faculties for comcurrent degree
  • Admission to after-degree program based on completion of an approved degree
  • Must have met Writing Proficiency Requirement

We encourage you 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 selections.  Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree plan. 

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
  • Post-diploma degrees
  • 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

Admission to the Faculty of Education:

  • Admission cumulative GPA calculated on courses taken within the semesters containing the most 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 from some majors (ie: Physical Education, Drama, Music, and Native Education)
  • Must have met Writing Proficiency Requirement
  • Education 2500 - Orientation to teaching (or equivalent).  Favorable recommendation required.

The General Liberal Education Requirement (GLER) is a requirement of all University of Lethbridge degree programs.  The GLER involves satisfactory completion of 12 Arts and Science courses, chosen 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 you to consult the University of Lethbridge calendar and Program Planning Guides, and to contact an Academic Advisor (at Medicine Hat College and at the University of Lethbridge) regarding admissions requirements and course selections. Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree plan.

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 (B.Ed.)
  • 2 year after degree (for holders of an approved degree)
  • 5 year joint 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)
  • Baccalaureate in Education 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 anda Personal Statement/Diversity
  • Typically only one year of pre-Education courses can be completed at MHC

We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, an Academic Advisor from the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, and the University of Regina Undergraduate Calendar regarding admissions requirements and course selections.  Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning.

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 (B.Ed.)
  • 5 year combined degrees (Music and Kinesiology)

Level of teaching that can be pursued:

  • Elementary/Middle Years option
  • Secondary option
  • Practical and Applied Arts option

Major/minor choices:

  • Teaching Area I/Teaching Area II

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
  • On-line interview
  • 35-40 hours of experience working with children (paid or unpaid). 

We encourage you to consult with a Medicine hat College Academic Advisor, a University of Saskatchewan Academic Advisor, and the University of Saskatchewan calendar regarding admissions requirements and course selections.  Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning. 

 

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 B.Ed (40 courses offered)

Level of teaching that can be pursued

  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)

Major/Minor choices

  • Elementary - generalist major; minor is chosen from a list of teachable areas (Anthropology, Art History, English, French, History, Humanities, Linguistics, Spanish, TESL, TESL and English)

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.

We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College Academic Advisor, a Mt. Royal University Academic Advisor, and the Mt. Royal University calendar regarding admission requirements and course selections.  Students are responsible for making informed course choices as part of their academic degree planning.






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