Related Link: Admission requirements for specific programs will often refer to Alberta Grade 12 course groups. Visit the Admissions page for detailed group descriptions.
1. Minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:
- ELA 30-1
- Three subjects from Group A or C
- Subject from Group A, B, C, or D
2. Mature Student
You must be 19 years of age or older, out of high school at least one full year before the program starts, and have a minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:
- ELA 30-1
- Subject from Group A or C
For the 2018-2019 academic year, the admission requirements for all students will be as follows:
Minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:
- ELA 30-1
- Subject from Group A,B or C
Note: Students must meet high school course prerequisites for all required coursework.
- Students entering Elementary Education transferable to University of Alberta are strongly advised to possess Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 to meet the prerequisite for the required Mathematics courses in the Degree.
- If you do not meet a high school prerequisite for required coursework you will need to take upgrading coursework in order to meet the prerequisite and complete the courses required for your degree.
Note: In addition to the program admission requirements applicants, whose first language is not English, must demonstrate English language proficiency.
Note: Students with Study Permits that are admitted to a program that has a practicum or clinical placement in childcare, primary/secondary school teaching or health service field occupations must complete their Medical Authorization as required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada one month prior to the start of classes.
For interim certification applicants must provide evidence of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and must be proficient in English or French.
Students should be aware that all persons applying for certification as a teacher in Alberta will be subject to the following restrictions on eligibility:
Except where the Minister of Education decides otherwise, the Registrar, Teacher Development and Certification, shall not issue a teaching certificate to:
- a person who has been convicted for an indictable offense under the Criminal Code; or
- a person whom the Registrar has reason to believe should not be issued a certificate.
The Registrar shall refuse to issue a teaching certificate to any applicant possessing an indictable criminal conviction. The Registrar may refuse to issue a teaching certificate to an applicant possessing a criminal conviction of a nature deemed unsuitable for teaching children or for any other reason. Applicants may appeal the decision of the Registrar to a Certification Appeal Committee established by the Minister. Appeals must be made in writing within 30 days of being advised of the Registrar's decision not to issue a certificate.
For additional information please contact the Registrar, Teacher Development and Certification, Alberta Education at 310.000 and then 780.427.2045.