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UT: Bachelor of Education

Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic
Northwestern Polytechnic offers transfer programs to the University of Alberta or University of Lethbridge. A maximum of two years (60 credits) will prepare students to apply to second or third year of the Bachelor of Education degree program at the University of Alberta. A maximum of one year (30 credits) can be applied to the Combined Bachelor of Education Degrees programs at the University of Lethbridge. When students have completed the Bachelor of Education degree or combined degree program, they will be eligible to apply to the Teachers' Certification Branch, Alberta Education for their teaching certificate. Selection and completion of the appropriate courses for the program and a competitive grade point average (GPA) are required for successful transfer to the Bachelor of Education program of choice. For further information on current required GPA, please consult with an Academic Advisor in the Registrar's Office. For Transfer to University of Alberta: The University of Alberta Bachelor of Education program requires students to select either the Elementary Route (Kindergarten to Grade 6) or the Secondary Route (Grade 7 to Grade 12). Students who choose the Elementary Route, have the option of completing the University of Alberta Bachelor of Education degree on site at Northwestern Polytechnic. See the program listing for Teacher Education North (TEN), Collaborative Degree Completion, University of Alberta. NOTE: Students planning on completing courses with Athabasca University towards the Bachelor of Education Teacher Education North Collaborative Degree (TEN) must have begun any online AU course(s) by November 1st in the year prior to application to third year of the TEN program.

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10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4C4, Canada

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  • Program Type University Transfer
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Admission to this university transfer program requires an overall high school average of 60 percent in the following five Alberta Education courses.  Refer to the Classification of Alberta Education Courses:

  • English 30-1
  • Group A or C (*please read note)
  • Two courses from Group A or C
  • One course from Group A, B, or C (**please read note)

*Admission will be granted to a student into the University Transfer Education program if the student presents the requirements as laid out above. However, each major/minor or chosen route (elementary or secondary) will require specific courses completed at high school to complete courses required within the degree. Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 is required for Elementary route students to complete the 6 credits of Math courses required within the program.

** Physical Education 30 or an approved 30-level CTS course (5 credits) may be used in the place of a Group B course.

While not an admission requirement for the program, students may be required to present a Criminal Record Check to those practicum agencies and field placements that require one of individuals working in their organizations.

Students planning to transfer to an institution other than the University of Alberta, will want to confirm the admission criteria for that institution. 

Students will be granted admission to the University Transfer Education program if they meet the requirements listed above. However, this does not mean the student has been granted admission to Year two or three of the program. Successful admission to the Education program in Year two and three is determined by the institution to which students are transferring. Admission at Northwestern Polytechnic is based around the rules of the University of Alberta. Students spend the first one or two years taking courses that work towards the program in hopes of receiving admission based on the Grade Point Average students gain while at Northwestern Polytechnic.

Check with an Academic Advisor in the Registrar's Office. Students planning to specialize in a particular subject area, need to present Grade 12 prerequisites basic to that subject area. Students planning on completing an Elementary Education transfer degree with the University of Alberta, or the Teacher Education North Collaborative program, will be required to present successful completion of Math 30-1 or Math 30-2.

Mature Student Admission

Students who are 21 years of age or older and do not have a high school diploma, may still be eligible for admission as a Non-Matriculated Adult (NMA). Admission to the University of Alberta pre-professional year requires an overall average of 60 percent on the following two Alberta Education courses:

  • English 30-1
  • One other 30-level subject from Group A or C

Regardless of admission requirements, students must have the high school prerequisites to the courses they are required or wish to take in their program.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,230.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,000.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,525.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Yes

Updated July 31, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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