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Diploma in Education Educational Psychology - TESL

University of Alberta

University of Alberta
A total of 24 credits are required for the TESL diploma (equivalent to eight 3-credit courses). Students who have taken some of the required courses as part of another degree or credential will be able to replace them with options in order to complete the 24 credits. A minimum of 4 three-credit courses must be completed while registered in the diploma.

Office of the Registrar
201 Administration Building
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G2M7, Canada

  • Program Type Post-Baccalaureate
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 1 - 4Year(s)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Program Plan A

  • Applicants must have completed a 4 year Bachelor's degree and have a minimum GPA of B over the latest 60 course weights of academic work.
  • Applicants who are non-native speakers of English must provide proof of proficiency in the English language. An iBT TOEFL score of 101, with minimum scores of 27 in the speaking and writing components, 23 in  listening, and 24 in reading; OR a minimum IELTS Academic overall score of 7 with a minimum of 7 in each skill area is required to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement.
  • Applicants should have some experience teaching ESL/EFL (volunteer or paid, minimum 50 hours recommended).

Program Plan B (effective January 2014)

  • Applicants must have completed a 4 year Bachelor's degree and have a minimum GPA of B over the latest 60 course weights of academic work.
  • Students with little or no ESL/EFL teaching experience, and/or non-native English speaking students with English language proficiency scores that do not meet the requirements for Program Plan A are encouraged to apply to Program Plan B.
  • The following minimum English language proficiency scores for non-native speakers of English may be considered for admission to Program Plan B: An iBT TOEFL score of 88, with minimum scores of 24 in the speaking and writing components and 20 in the reading and listening components; OR a minimum IELTS Academic speaking and listening score of 7, with no band less than 6.5; OR a score of at least 70 on the official listening and speaking bands of the CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment exam) with no band less than 70; OR a Pearson Test of English score of 63 is required to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement.

Students in Plan B would register for EDPY 497 (TESL Field Observation) in lieu of EDPY 419 (TESL Supervised Practicum). In EDPY 497 (TESL Field Observation), students complete 25 hours of adult ESL classroom observation. If they meet the minimum English language proficiency and/or ESL teaching experience requirements for EDPY 419 during their TESL Diploma program, they may request departmental approval to register for EDPY 419.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 05, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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