Teacher Education North (TEN), Collaborative Degree Completion
Teacher Education North offers the third and fourth year of the University of Alberta, Bachelor of Education Elementary Degree in collaboration with Grande Prairie Regional College. The program is designed to prepare teachers to teach elementary school students. Teaching in northern rural schools and working with aboriginal students are the two themes integrated throughout the program and coursework.
Successful completion of the first two years and 60 credits of course weight transferable and applicable to a Bachelor of Education, Elementary, University of Alberta. A competitive GPA equivalent to a “C” or 65% is required but does not guarantee admission.
Approved Undergraduate Degree
Degree holders must present a minimum of nine credits selected from at least three of the six teaching areas. In addition, students must present six credits in English Language or Literature and three credits in computing science.
You apply directly to the University of Alberta for admission to year three of the Teacher Education North University of Alberta, Bachelor of Education program. You can apply on line (click on Admissions) at www.registrar.ualberta.ca.
Application forms can also be obtained by contacting:
Undergraduate Student Services
University of Alberta
1-107 Education Centre North
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5
Grande Prairie Regional College
10726 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 4C4
Deadline for Application to the University of Alberta is March 1.
Document deadline is June 15.
If you are presently attending college or university, you must provide the University of Alberta with two copies of your official transcripts with grades to date and a listing of your current term courses.
If you have completed a degree or are not currently attending elsewhere, you must provide the University of Alberta with two copies of the official and complete transcripts of your post-secondary studies.
On your application you should clearly indicate that you want to be considered for the Collaborative Program at Grande Prairie Regional College but you are advised to indicate that you want also to be considered for the University of Alberta program in Edmonton.
First and second year*
Non-Education Required Elements*:
- Language or Literature (6 credits), chosen from English courses at the 1000-level
- Language and Literature (3 credits), chosen from a Senior English (2000 level or higher)
- Mathematics (6 credits), chosen from Math or Statistics ( MA1600 recommended)
- Social Science (3 credits), chosen from HI2600, HI2610, HI3680 or HI3690
- Social Science (3 credits), chosen from approved Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Philosophy, or Sociology
- Natural Science (6 credits), chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Physics, PE2420 or PH2650
- Aboriginal and Indigenous Histories and Culture (3 credits) chosen from SO1000, AN2070, AN2500 , AN2550, HI3680 or HI 3690
- Fine Arts (6 credits), chosen from Art, Art History, Dance, Drama, or Music
- Physical Education (3 credits), any approved PA or PE course (PE2930 recommended)
- Health Education (3 credits), PE1100 or SO2710
- Non-Education Options (9 credits)
Students without background in music are encouraged to take a music course prior to entry. While not required, the knowledge and skills gained may make the Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Music more accessible.
Students are encouraged to take courses in their first two years that promote background related to the main themes of the program: teaching in northern rural schools and working with Aboriginal children.
Third and fourth year
Students are expected to attend as full-time students in year three and four. Third year students will complete four courses and a five-week field experience in the Fall Term, the Introductory Professional Term and five courses in the Winter Term. Students in fourth year will complete five courses in the Fall Term and two courses plus a nine-week field experience in the Advanced Professional Term.
The University of Alberta, Faculty of Education Teacher Education North Program, determines annually the specific University courses available at Grande Prairie Regional College for third and fourth year. The following is the proposed listing of courses for the year. This listing is subject to review and change by the University of Alberta.
Term one, Introductory Professional Term
- EDEL321 Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Physical Education
- EDEL394 Teaching in Northern Alberta Communities
- EDPS310 Managing the Learning Environment
- EDPY301 Inclusive Education: Adapting Instruction for Students with Special Needs
- EDFX325 Elementary Route Field Experience for the Introductory Professional Term
Terms two and three
- EDEL305 Language Arts in the Elementary School
- EDEL316 Communication through Mathematics Education
- EDEL325 Curriculum and Instruction Music in Elementary Schools
- EDEL330 Curriculum and Instruction Science in Elementary Schools
- EDEL335 Curriculum and Instruction Social Studies in Elementary Schools
- EDEL496 Teaching Reading and Language Arts in a Cross Cultural Environment
- EDPY303 Educational Assessment
- LIS405 Canadian Children’s Literature for Young People in Schools and Libraries
- NS210 Native Issues and Insights I
Term four, Advanced Professional Term
- EDEL302 Curriculum and Instruction Art in Elementary Schools
- EDPS410 Ethics and Law in Teaching
- EDFX425 Elementary Route: Generalist Field Experience for the Advanced Professional Term