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                                                                            Part 8

                                          FACULTY OF EDUCATION
 1. GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF TEACHER                                                       f.    Bachelor of Management (General)/
    EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147                  Bachelor of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
 2. PROGRAM INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148                            g.    Post-Diploma Bachelor of Fine Arts
    a. Teacher Education Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . .148                                (Art)/Bachelor of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
    b. Diploma programs (D.P.E.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148                       h.    Post-Diploma Bachelor of Fine Arts
    c. Master of Education programs . . . . . . . . . . . .148                                (Dramatic Arts)*/Bachelor of Education . . . .151
 3. ADVISING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148         i.    Post-Diploma Bachelor of Music/
 4. SPECIAL CASE ADMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148                                 Bachelor of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
                                                                                        j.    Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management/
                                                                                              Bachelor of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
 6. ACADEMIC STANDARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149                   12. B.ED. AFTER AN APPROVED DEGREE . . . . . . . .151
                                                                                      a. Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
 7. INSTUTIONAL HONOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
                                                                                      b. Program Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
    a. Standards for Distinction and Great Distinction . .149
                                                                                      c. Education Specialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
 8. STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL                                                         d. Teaching Minor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
    CONDUCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
                                                                                      e. Sample Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
 9. SPECIAL STUDY ARRANGEMENTS . . . . . . . . . .150
    a. Applied Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150         13. PRE-B.ED. AFTER AN APPROVED DEGREE . . . .152
    b. Independent Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
                                                                                  14. DIPLOMA PROGRAMS IN EDUCATION
    c. Study Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
    d. Waiver of Practica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150              (D.P.E.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
                                                                                      a. Statement of Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
10. CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
                                                                                      b. Diploma Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
11. COMBINED DEGREES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151                     c. Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
    a. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education . . . .151                              d. General Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
    b. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education . .151
    c. Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art)/Bachelor of                                        e. Major Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
       Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151         f. Academic Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
    d. Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dramatic Arts)/                                         g. Program Approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
       Bachelor of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
    e. Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education . . .151                           15. TEACHER EDUCATION AFTER TEACHER
                                                                                      TRAINING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

     The Faculty of Education incorporates in its programs the                          •     promotes development of attributes and skills necessary
     overall philosophy that underscores the University’s                                     for effective communication;
     commitment to liberal education. Its programs reflect the
     emphasis on individualization, flexibility, innovation and                         •     promotes in students an understanding of how
     experimentation.                                                                         knowledge is generated, evaluated and revised, and an
                                                                                              ability to reflect critically upon the nature of knowledge,
                                                                                              its transmission and its interpretation;
     Consistent with the philosophy of the University of
     Lethbridge, the Faculty of Education:                                              •     facilitates the integration of knowledge from general
                                                                                              education, disciplinary education, professional education
     •     is committed to the concept of a liberal education and
                                                                                              and field experiences;
           the development of learners who engage in the life-long
           pursuit of knowledge;                                                        •     promotes in students the development of intellectual and
     •     promotes the concept of a teaching profession                                      affective strategies for making pedagogical decisions;
           committed to understanding, working with and relating                        •     promotes in students an understanding of the social,
           positively to children and youth;                                                  practical, professional and institutional contexts of
     •     is committed to preparing learners and teachers for the                            teaching and learning, and the ability to analyze these
           present world and for a better world in the future;                                contexts in making educational decisions;

                  •    promotes in students an understanding of subject matter               Academic advice may be obtained at any time during the year,
                       to be taught and the means to transform that content for              but it is recommended that new students consult advisors
                       teaching-learning purposes;                                           during the three weeks prior to registration. Approval from
                                                                                             the Assistant Dean, Student Program Services must be
                  •    promotes an understanding of the personal nature of                   obtained for:
                       teaching and recognizes that the development of
                       professional knowledge is a personal and a professional               a.   Advance approval of programs based on transfer credit.
                                                                                             b.   B.Ed. as a second degree.
                  •    promotes the integration of theory and practice in                    c.   Authorized study at other universities while enrolled in
                       university courses and in schools, through experience,                     the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge.
                       study and reflection;
                                                                                             d.   Enrolment in more than five courses during one
                  •    seeks to support and to foster in students a spirit of                     semester and more than three courses in Summer
                       inquiry, intellectual advancement, humane values,                          Session I, two courses in Summer Session II and more
                       environmental conscience, aesthetic sensitivity, a sense of                than one course in Summer Session III.
                       physical and mental well-being, the ability to establish
                       interpersonal relationships and sensitivity to others’                e.   Enrolment in Education 2500.
                       interests and feelings, and to encourage students to apply                 Students with a GPA of 2.50 or higher, calculated on all
                       these qualities in fulfilling their responsibility in a global             courses including all transferable courses, may register
                       society;                                                                   directly in Education 2500. If available spaces are not
                                                                                                  filled, additional students will be enrolled on the basis of
                  •    fosters a close collegial and reciprocal relationship with
                                                                                                  the proximity of their GPA to 2.50 and the number of
                       other members of the teaching profession; and,
                                                                                                  Arts and Science or other courses remaining in their
                  •    supports Faculty members who exemplify the foregoing                       program (i.e., those with fewer remaining courses will
                       by developing and maintaining expertise in their                           have preference). Such students will be added during the
                       disciplines and fields of study, in their teaching, through                Add/Drop period upon application to Student Program
                       their research and scholarly activity and in their                         Services in Education.
                       interpersonal interactions.                                           Advice and information from the Assistant Dean, Student
            2.    PROGRAM INFORMATION                                                        Program Services may be obtained for:
                  The Faculty of Education offers the following programs:                        •    all aspects of program planning,
                                                                                                 •    academic regulations and degree requirements,
                  a.   Teacher Education Programs
                                                                                                 •    grading system and appeals,
                       1.   Combined Degrees programs (see Section 11, p.                        •    employment opportunities and job placement in
                            151)                                                                      education,
                       2.   B.Ed. After an Approved Degree (see Section 12,                      •    teacher certification.
                            p. 151).
                                                                                             Advice and information from Education Faculty advisors and
                  b.   Diploma Programs (D.P.E.) (see Section 14, p.                         from appropriate Arts and Science, Fine Arts, or Management
                       153).                                                                 advisors should be obtained for:
                  c.   Master of Education Programs (see Section 15, p.                           •    selection of courses for a major,
                       154).                                                                      •    future scheduling of courses,
            3.    ADVISING                                                                        •    prerequisites and recommended backgrounds,
                  The fact that programs are designed to meet both combined                       •    availability of Independent Studies and Study Tours.
                  degree and certification requirements concurrently makes it           4.   SPECIAL CASE ADMISSION
                  essential for new and returning students to seek advice
                                                                                             Students who have a good academic record but who, for some
                  concerning their academic goals, programs and standing. Even               reason, had a period of time when their performance was
                  though the Combined Degrees program requires at least two                  significantly lower, may apply for special case admission (up to
                  years of study in the Faculty of Arts and Science or the Faculty           four such students may be admitted). Students applying for
                  of Fine Arts prior to admission to Education, it is essential that         Special Case admission must meet minimum criteria for
                  students obtain advice as early as their first semester                    admission to the Faculty of Education and, in addition, provide
                  concerning requirements for their teaching major and                       evidence of: a shift in academic performance, extenuating
                  requirements for admission to the Faculty of Education.                    circumstances, consistent excellence in at least 20 courses
                  Academic advising in the Faculty of Education is coordinated               including the last ten and breadth and depth in those 20
                  by the Assistant Dean, Student Program Services. Faculty                   courses. Students must apply in writing to the Assistant Dean,
                  members, who serve as academic advisors for each major, also               Student Program Services, prior to the June 1 application
                  inform students about preparation for teaching in specific                 deadline, for such consideration.
                  school subjects. The same advisors normally supervise
                  students in student teaching in Professional Semester II.
                  Advisors are also identified to assist students in planning
                  specialized programs.

5.   SPECIAL ADMISSION                PROCEDURES       FOR                         GPA of 3.80 or higher are awarded their degree “With
     STUDENTS OF ABORIGINAL DESCENT                                                Great Distinction.”
     The Faculty of Education provides two special admission                       For purposes of awarding degrees “With Distinction” or
     opportunities for students of Aboriginal descent:                             “With Great Distinction,” the Faculty of Education
                                                                                   determines an Award grade point average by factoring
     a.   Students who meet all minimum admission requirements                     actual grades on transfer courses into the University of
          in any major will be admitted to the Faculty. Students                   Lethbridge cumulative grade point average. In addition
          who wish to gain admission to the Faculty on the basis                   students must present the following:
          of their Aboriginal heritage will follow all normal                      • a minimum admission grade point average of 3.00, and
          application procedures and, in addition, must inform                     • outstanding practicum performance.
          Student Program Services in the Faculty of Education of
          their intent in writing and provide evidence of Aboriginal     8.   STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
          descent, prior to the June 1 admission deadline.                    As a Faculty within the University of Lethbridge, the Faculty of
                                                                              Education is committed to maintaining its students’ freedom
     b.   Students of Aboriginal descent who have a CGPA and/or               of thought, belief, opinion and expression. As a professional
          GPA in the major of less than 2.50 but equal to or                  Faculty, the Faculty of Education is committed to assisting
          greater than 2.00, may be considered for admission to               students to become professionals. The Faculty, then, has the
          the Faculty. Students will be required to demonstrate               dual responsibility of fostering the academic freedom of
          that they possess other skills, talents or life experiences         students within the context of professional standards of
          that enhance their ability to succeed in teaching.This may          conduct. The standards describe professional characteristics
          include, but is not limited to any one of the following:            and behaviours students are expected to develop and
          1. Experience working with children;                                demonstrate during field experience components and field-
          2. Proficiency in a First Nations language;                         related courses within the teacher education program.
                                                                              Appropriate demonstration of these professional standards
          3. Expertise in First Nations cultural events;                      will be judged by on-campus instructors and school
          4. Leadership experiences in the community;                         personnel.
          5. Appropriate work experience;                                     a.   The student acts in a manner that respects the dignity
          6. Completion of a college diploma program in an area                    and rights of all persons without prejudice as to race,
               relevant to teaching.                                               religious beliefs, colour, gender, sexual orientation,
          Admission decisions are to be based on submission of a                   physical characteristics, age, ancestry or place of origin.
          resumé, at least one letter of recommendation and an                b.   The student treats pupils, peers, school personnel and
          interview with the Student Program Services                              faculty with dignity and respect and is considerate of
          Committee. The decision of the Committee is final.                       their circumstances.
          Students who wish to gain admission through this route
          must follow all normal application procedures and, in               c.   The student acts in a responsible manner which includes
          addition, must inform Student Program Services in the                    being punctual, dependable, trustworthy, consistent and
          Faculty of Education of their intent in writing prior to                 reliable.
          June 1 admission deadline. All relevant supporting                  d.   Recognizing that attendance in practicum courses and
          documents must be received by the document deadline                      professional semesters is a professional responsibility,
          of June 15.                                                              students apprise appropriate personnel at the University
                                                                                   and/or school in advance of unavoidable absences.
     A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 must be                 e.   The student demonstrates empathy for others by
     maintained in the following components of all teacher                         showing concern for and understanding of others’
     education programs taken at the University of Lethbridge:                     feelings and/or ideas.
     •     courses in a student’s major;                                      f.   The student responds to feedback by listening to,
     •     all Education courses.                                                  evaluating and responding to suggestions.
     If the grade point average falls below this level, the student is        g.   The student maintains positive interpersonal
     placed on probation or may be required to withdraw from the                   relationships with peers, faculty, school personnel and
     program.                                                                      pupils by contributing, cooperating, participating and
     A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required                  working with others in a flexible and adaptable way.
     to graduate from the Faculties of Arts and Science, Fine Arts,           h.   The student shows enthusiasm and initiative by being
     and Management.                                                               actively involved as a participant while encouraging the
7.   INSTITUTIONAL HONOURS                                                         involvement and participation of others.
                                                                              i.   The student shows maturity and judgment.
     a.   Standards for Distinction and Great Distinction
          Students who have displayed outstanding academic                    j.   The student demonstrates a commitment to teaching
          performance during their undergraduate degree                            through interest in learning about teaching, consulting,
          programs are awarded their degrees “With Distinction”                    questioning, reading and discussing.
          or “With Great Distinction.”                                        k.   The student criticizes (verbally or in writing) the
          Students with an Award GPA of 3.6 to 3.79 are awarded                    professional competence or professional reputation of
          their degree “With Distinction.” Students with an Award                  others only in confidence to proper officials and only

                       after the other person has been informed of the              Combined Degrees Teacher Education program or the B.Ed.
                       criticism.                                                   After an Approved Degree program.
                  l.   The student respects the confidentiality of information      Candidates are evaluated on the basis of all data relating to
                       about pupils, peers, school personnel or faculty received
                                                                                    their readiness to assume the responsibilities of a professional
                       in confidence or in the course of professional duties.
                                                                                    teacher. Among the requirements is a minimum grade point
                  m.   The student acts in a manner which maintains the
                                                                                    average of 2.50 in the following program components:
                       honour and dignity of the profession and the University
                       of Lethbridge.                                               a.     courses in the major; and,
                  n.   The student does not make representations on behalf of
                       the Faculty of Education, the University of Lethbridge,      b.     all Education courses.
                       the school or the profession.                                Alberta Learning grants the Interim Professional Certificate to
            9.    SPECIAL STUDY ARRANGEMENTS                                        students who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents
                                                                                    and who have completed either:
                  a.   Applied Studies
                       Eligible students in the Faculty of Education may earn up    a.     The Combined Degrees Teacher Education program.
                       to five course credits through Applied Studies, designated
                       by the numbers Education 2501, 2510 and 4980. The            b.     The B.Ed. After an Approved Degree.
                       Applied Studies program of the Faculty of Education is
                       administered through the Coordinator - Applied Studies,
                       Faculty of Arts and Science (B610; tel. 403-329-2000), in         Students are alerted to the following certification
                       consultation with the Associate Dean, Faculty of                  requirement which became effective on September 15,
                       Education.                                                        1990.
                                                                                         All persons applying for certification as a teacher in
                  b.   Independent Study
                                                                                         Alberta will be subject to the following restriction on
                       Students may be permitted to earn credit by                       eligibility:
                       Independent Study, which is designated by the numbers
                       Education 4990 (undergraduate level) and Education                Except where the Minister of Learning decides
                       5990 (graduate level). Independent Study may be                   otherwise, the Director for Alberta Learning may refuse
                       undertaken only in areas not covered by courses offered           to issue, re-issue or extend an interim professional
                       in the Education curriculum.                                      certificate to:
                       Independent Study proposals must be submitted to a                a. a person who had been convicted of an indictable
                       Faculty member who agrees to serve as examiner for the                offense in Canada or an equivalent conviction in a
                       proposed study. Formal registration occurs after                      jurisdiction outside Canada; or
                       approval by the Faculty member and the Dean or                    b. a person who the Director has reason to believe
                       Associate Dean.                                                       should not be issued a certificate.
                       A maximum of two Independent Studies may count
                       toward requirements for the B.Ed. portion of the Basic
                       Teacher Education programs. A maximum of four
                       Independent Studies may count toward requirements for             Applications for a teaching certificate shall be directed
                       an M.Ed. program.                                                 to the Director. As part of the application process,
                                                                                         applicants will be asked whether they have a criminal
                       Students are advised to register in the semester in which
                                                                                         conviction. If the response is yes, the nature of the
                       the work is expected to be completed.
                                                                                         conviction and when and where they were convicted
                  c.   Study Tours                                                       must be detailed.
                       Credit may be received for a maximum of two courses               The Director shall refuse to issue a teaching certificate
                       in Education 4920 (Study Tours).The Study Tours must be           to any applicant possessing an indictable criminal
                       approved in advance by the Assistant Dean, Student                conviction. The Director may refuse to issue a teaching
                       Program Services, for acceptance in the student’s                 certificate to an applicant possessing a criminal
                       program.                                                          conviction of a nature deemed unsuitable for teaching
                                                                                         children or for any other reason. Applicants should be
                  d.   Waiver of Practica
                                                                                         aware that holding a pardon for a criminal offense does
                       Students who have successful teaching experience may              not necessarily assure their eligibility for issuance of an
                       have waived any one or all of Education 2500, 3500 or             Alberta teaching certificate. Applicants may appeal the
                       3600, but are required to complete a minimum of one               decision of the Director to a Certification Appeal
                       Field Experience course. Requests must be submitted to            Committee established by the Minister. Appeals must be
                       the Assistant Dean, Student Program Services.                     made in writing within 30 days of being advised of the
            10. CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS                                                Director’s decision not to issue a certificate.
                Candidates apply and are recommended for certification by                For additional information please contact the Director,
                the Faculty of Education to Alberta Learning. Only Alberta               Teacher Certification and Development Branch of
                Learning is empowered to grant Alberta Teaching Certificates.            Alberta Learning at tel. 780-427-2045.
                Recommendations are forwarded upon completion of the
11. COMBINED DEGREES                                               j.    Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management/Bachelor
                                                                         of Education (35 courses)
   a.   Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (50
        courses)                                                         See Part 13, Combined Degrees, Section 10, p.
        For B.A./B.Ed, the following Education majors are               * After a two- or three-year diploma
                                                                   Upon successful completion of the program, the student
        1.    Art Education (see Part 13, Combined Degrees,        receives the degree B.Ed. from the Faculty of Education and
              Section 3.d.3.a., p. 206)                            the degree B.A. or B.Sc. from the Faculty of Arts and Science,
                                                                   B.Mgt. from the Faculty of Management, or B.F.A. or B.Mus.
        2.    Drama Education (see Part 13, Combined               from the Faculty of Fine Arts. Students must be admitted to
              Degrees, Section 3.d.3.c., p. 206)                   both Faculties or Schools responsible for a particular
        3.    English Language Arts Education (see Part 13,        Combined Degrees program before they may be registered
                                                                   formally in the program. Some programs have quotas and
              Combined Degrees, Section 3.d.3.d., p. 207)
                                                                   there is no guarantee of admission to Combined Degrees
        4..   Modern Languages Education (French, German,          programs. The student is granted neither degree until all
              French/German or French/Spanish) (see Part 13,       program requirements for both degrees are satisfied. See
              Combined Degrees, Section 3.d.3.f., p. 209)          Part 13 - Combined Degrees, for complete information.

        5.    Music Education (see Part 13, Combined            12. B.ED. AFTER AN APPROVED DEGREE
              Degrees, Section 3.d.3.g., p. 211)                   a.    Admission
        6.    Native Education (see Part 13, Combined                    After Degree students are admitted on the same basis as
              Degrees, Section 3.d.3.h., p. 211)                         Combined Degrees students. Based on the Faculty’s
                                                                         quota system, normally 216 students are admitted to the
        7.    Physical Education (see Part 13, Combined                  Faculty each June to begin their studies in the Fall
              Degrees, Section 3.d.3.i., p. 213)                         Semester. Students should note that completion of the
                                                                         admission requirements does not guarantee admission
        8.    Social Studies Education (see Part 13, Combined            to the Faculty. Admission decisions are based primarily
              Degrees, Section 3.d.3.k., p. 217)                         on evaluation of performance in Education 2500 and
   b.   Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education (50                    grade point average calculated on all courses in the
        courses)                                                         previous degree and in courses taken subsequently.
                                                                         Students must meet the following minimum qualifications
        1.    Mathematics Education (see Part 13, Combined               for admission to the Faculty of Education:
              Degrees, Section 3.d.3.e., p. 208)
                                                                         1.    Completion of a recognized baccalaureate degree
        2.    Science Education (see Part 13, Combined                         which includes a major in a ‘school’ subject.
              Degrees, Section 3.d.3.j., p. 214)
                                                                         2.    A minimum grade point average of 2.50 out of 4.0
   c.   Bachelor of Fine Arts           (Art)/Bachelor    of                   on all graded courses in the previous degree and in
        Education (50 courses)                                                 courses taken subsequently.
        See Part 13, Combined Degrees, Section 4, p. 228.                3.    A minimum grade point average of 2.50 out of 4.0
                                                                               on all graded courses comprising the major.
   d.   Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dramatic Arts)/Bachelor
        of Education (50 courses)                                        4.    Credit in Education 2500 - Orientation to Teaching
        See Part 13, Combined Degrees, Section 5, p. 232.                      (or equivalent) including a favorable recom-
                                                                               mendation from the instructor.
   e.   Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education (52
        courses)                                                         5.    Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral
                                                                               English (or French).
        See Part 13, Combined Degrees, Section 6, p. 236.
                                                                               A student may meet the Writing Proficiency
   f.   Bachelor of Management (General)/Bachelor of                           Requirement in any one of the following ways:
        Education (50 courses)                                                 a. obtaining a grade of 75 percent or higher on
        See Part 13, Combined Degrees, Section 7, p. 240.                           the English 30 Alberta Diploma exam;
                                                                               b. obtaining a final grade of 80 percent or better
   g.   Post-Diploma     Bachelor     of    Fine        Arts                        in English 30 or its equivalent from any
        (Art)*/Bachelor of Education (35 courses)                                   province;
        See Part 13, Combined Degrees, Section 9, p. 260.                      c. passing the Alberta Universities’ Writing
   h.   Post-Diploma Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dramatic                                Competence Test (AUWCT);
        Arts)*/Bachelor of Education (35 courses)                              d. obtaining a pass in the ‘Writing for University’
        See Part 13, Combined Degrees, Section 9, p. 260.
                                                                               e. meeting the University of Calgary’s Effective
   i.   Post-Diploma Bachelor of Music*/Bachelor of                                 Writing Requirement;
        Education (35 courses)                                                 f.   obtaining a minimum grade of ‘B’ (3.00 on a 4.0
        See Part 13, Combined Degrees, Section 9, p. 260.                           scale) in Writing 1000;

                              g.   obtaining a ‘B’ grade (3.00 on a 4.0 scale) or
                                   better in a university English course; or,                           Many school jurisdictions require Criminal Record
                              h. successful completion of a recognized degree                           Checks from all individuals (including student teachers
                                   from an English-language university.                                 and interns) working with children and adolescents.
                                                                                                        Consequently, all students accepting an admission offer
                              Students are encouraged to consult early with the                         from the Faculty of Education must immediately make
                              Faculty of Education, Student Program Services                            application for a Criminal Record Check. Such Criminal
                              Office regarding procedures for meeting the                               Record Checks are not submitted to the Faculty of
                              Writing Proficiency Requirement.                                          Education, but must be available for the student to
                       6.     Certain majors (Art, Career and Technology Studies                        present on Practicum Orientation Day should the
                              (CTS): Business Focus, Dramatic Arts, Music, Native                       school jurisdiction require it. Failure to do so, or
                              Education, Physical Education) have specific                              inspection of a student's Criminal Record, may result in
                              additional admission requirements. Students should                        the school jurisdiction denying a placement to a student.
                              consult early with the Faculty of Education, Student                      In this circumstance, The Faculty of Education does not
                              Program Services Office regarding these additional                        guarantee an alternate placement and the student may
                              requirements.                                                             be required to withdraw from the Faculty.
                  b.   Program Requirements
                                                                                                          2.   Maintenance of a program grade point average of
                       1.     At the time of admission, the nature of the
                              applicant’s undergraduate degree is examined. A
                              program is planned and approved by the Assistant                            3.   Major Requirements
                              Dean, Student Program Services. If the approved                                  There are 11 Education majors accepted in the
                              degree contains the necessary components,                                        B.Ed. After Degree program: Art Education, Career
                              including a completed teaching major, both                                       and Technology Studies (CTS): Business Focus,
                              certification and B.Ed. requirements may be met                                  Drama Education, English Language Arts Education,
                              upon completion of an additional 20 courses as                                   Mathematics Education, Modern Languages
                              follows:                                                                         Education (French, German, French/German or
                              •    Education 2500 - Practicum I - Orientation to                               French/Spanish), Music Education, Native Education,
                                   Teaching                                                                    Physical Education, Science Education and Social
                                                                                                               Studies Education.
                              • * Professional Semester I
                              • * Professional Semester II                                         c.     Education Specialization
                              • * Professional Semester III                                               Students may elect to complete a specialization in
                                                                                                          addition to a major or minor. Students will be eligible to
                              • ** Education Foundation Requirement (one                                  receive an endorsement on their official transcript upon
                                   course)                                                                completion of a specialization. For details, see Part 13 -
                              •    Three Education Electives                                              Combined Degrees, Section 3.e. (p. 220).
                             * Students entering the Faculty of Education should note that         d.     Teaching Minor
                               practicum placements include locations outside of Lethbridge.
                               Students must be prepared to travel. Some locations require                Students may elect to complete a minor in addition to a
                               relocation Monday to Friday.                                               major or specialization. The minor must be a school
                                                                                                          subject and must not be the same subject as the major.
                            ** The Education Foundation Requirement may be met in the
                                                                                                          With the exception of the minor for Native Education
                               following ways:
                                                                                                          majors, minors include five non-Education courses and
                                    a.    One course from the following list:                             an appropriate Education methods course, usually
                                          Education 4310 - Comparative Studies of                         selected from the Education 3700 series. The minor in
                                             Education in Developed and Third World                       Native Education includes seven non-Education courses
                                                                                                          and an appropriate Education methods course. Students
                                          Education 4311 - World Issues and Problems in
                                                                                                          are eligible to receive an endorsement on their official
                                          Education 4320 - Education and Society from a                   transcripts upon completion of a minor. For details, see
                                             Sociological Perspective                                     Part 13 - Combined Degrees, Section 3.f. (p. 221).
                                          Education 4321 - Social Issues in Education              e.     Sample Program
                                          Education 4341 - Foundations of Multicultural
                                             Education in Canada                                          See page 155.
                                          Education 4360 - Studies in the History of Western   13. PRE-B.Ed. AFTER AN APPROVED DEGREE
                                          Education 4361 - History of Canadian Education           Students who intend to pursue a B.Ed. After an Approved
                                          Education 4362 - Concepts of Childhood in the            Degree, but who do not meet requirements for direct
                                             History of Education                                  admission to the B.Ed. program, may apply to the pre-B.Ed.
                                          Education 4380 - Developing a Philosophy of              (After Degree) program in the Faculty of Arts and Science. A
                                             Education                                             limited number of students may be admitted to this program
                                          Education 4381 - Ethics of Teaching                      in a Fall or Spring Semester and may then register for courses
                                          Education 4391 - Seminar in Educational                  in three consecutive semesters following the offer of
                                             Foundations (Series)                                  admission. After three semesters, students intending to take
                                    b.    One appropriate Independent Study.                       further courses must apply for admission to the B.Ed. program
   or to another program offered at the University of                             University of Lethbridge courses and must include the
   Lethbridge. Students are not guaranteed admission to the                       four core courses in the general program.
   B.Ed. or any other program at the end of three semesters, but                  Route 3: Diploma program in Special/Inclusive
   must compete with other applicants.                                            Education
   Students must meet the following minimum qualifications for                    The Diploma in Special/Inclusive Education, offered in
   admission to the Pre-B.Ed. After an Approved Degree                            collaboration with the University of Alberta, University
   program:                                                                       of Calgary and Athabasca University, consists of eight
   a.   A completed undergraduate degree, including at least                      semester courses (24.0 credit hours) taken at the
        four courses in a declared single discipline major, or at                 University of Lethbridge or one of the collaborating
        least eight courses in a declared general major.                          universities. All institutions offer equivalent courses.
                                                                                  Students may take a course from any institution, but
        Note: Students must select a major applicable in teaching.
                                                                                  must take at least five semester courses (15.0 credit
   b.   A minimum grade point average of 2.50 out of 4.0 on all                   hours) at the University of Lethbridge to receive the
        graded courses in the previous degree and in courses                      credential from this University.
        taken subsequently.
                                                                             c.   Admission
        Note: The grade point average of successful applicants will vary
              with the major, according to guidelines set from semester to        1.   Academic Qualifications for Admission
              semester by the Faculty of Education.                                    Applicants must normally meet the following
14. DIPLOMA PROGRAMS IN EDUCATION (D.P.E.)                                             minimum requirement before the University will
                                                                                       consider admission: a Professional Teaching
   a.   Statement of Purpose                                                           Certificate (or eligibility for) in Alberta (or its
        The Diploma Programs in Education are designed for                             equivalent).
        certified practicing educators who wish to engage in                           Applicants intending to follow Route 3:
        further professional development. All Diploma Programs                         Special/Inclusive Education, must present at least
        are regarded as Student Initiated Diploma Programs.                            one previous course in special or inclusive
        These programs are developed for teachers who are                              education.
        self-motivated, self-directed and also are able to identify
        and develop programs to meet their own specific needs.               d.   General Requirements
        Candidates who are admitted to the program will be                        1.   Successful completion of the equivalent of eight
        expected to engage with their peers under the guidance                         semester courses (24.0 credit hours) with a
        of Faculty of Education personnel in the development                           program grade point average of at least 3.00. The
        and design of their own programs. The credential                               24.0 credit hours may consist of a combination of
        awarded is the Diploma in Education.                                           3.0 and 1.5 credit hour courses.
   b.   Diploma Programs                                                          2.   At least the equivalent of six semester courses
        There are three routes to the credential of Diploma in                         (18.0 credit hours) in Education at the 3000 and
        Education.                                                                     4000 level.
        Route 1: Cohort-Related Diploma Programs:                                 3.   The remaining credit hour requirement can be
        Professional Education and Workplace Learning                                  made up of any 3000- and 4000-level courses
        In collaboration with School Districts, the Alberta                            offered at the University of Lethbridge, including
        Teachers’ Association, the Southern Alberta Professional                       Education courses.
        Development Consortium and other field-based
                                                                                  4.   Permission may be given by the Assistant Dean,
        partners, the Faculty of Education is prepared to
                                                                                       Student Program Services, for the inclusion of credit
        organize Diploma programs for cohorts of educators
                                                                                       from courses at other levels.
        specifically designed to meet workplace learning needs.
        Some examples of program foci are: Improved Student                       5.   For Cohort-Related Programs: At least 6.0 credit
        Learning through Teacher Development; Educational                              hours of courses that address the generic skills of
        Technology in the Workplace; Building Skills for                               workplace learning and professional education.
        Leadership and Site-Based Administration; Mainstreaming
        Special Needs Children; Collegial Development and                         6.   Residence Requirement: At least 15.0 credit hours
        Appraisal.Where possible these programs will be offered                        must be University of Lethbridge courses.
        in local communities. It will be possible to offer some              e.   Major Requirements
        courses in schools.A variety of courses will be offered on
        the University of Lethbridge campus during the summer                     1.   The credential awarded will be the Diploma in
        to provide individuals with a choice of electives for their                    Education. The designation of Student Initiated
        programs.                                                                      Major with a specific text record, as authorized and
                                                                                       approved by the Faculty of Education, will appear on
        Route 2: Alternative Exit from Master of
                                                                                       the recipient’s transcript.
        Education Program
        Upon completion of eight semester courses (or                             2.   a.   All specific requirements of the Student
        equivalent) as part of an M.Ed. program, students may                               Initiated Major program must be fulfilled.
        apply for a Diploma in Education rather than completing                        b.   Route 3: Special/Inclusive Education consists of
        the M.Ed. degree. Five of the eight courses must be                                 the following required courses:

                                Education 4702 - Individualizing Instruction in           3.   Academic Standing
                                   the Regular Classroom                                       Candidates are required to maintain a minimum
                                Education 4703 - Assessment for Individualized                 program GPA of 3.00.
                                   Educational Programming
                                Education 4709 - Issues in Special Education              4.   Transfer of Credit
                                   (Psychology and Education of Children with                  Students may be permitted to use for credit
                                   Behavioural Disorders)                                      courses completed at the University of Lethbridge,
                                Education 4709 - Issues in Special Education                   provided such courses form an integral part of their
                                   (Consultation and Collaboration for                         program and have not been counted for other
                                   Inclusive Classrooms)                                       credentials.
                                Four of:                                                       At the time of admission, qualifying courses from
                                  Education 4263 - Language Arts Instruction                   other institutions may be transferred up to a
                                     for Students with Learning Disabilities                   maximum of 6.0 credit hours. Other courses from
                                  Education 4272 - Teaching English as a                       other institutions may be transferred during the
                                     Second Language                                           program provided prior approval is granted by the
                                  Education 4709 - Issues in Special Education                 Assistant Dean, Student Program Services, up to a
                                     (Series)                                                  maximum of 3.0 credit hours.
                                  Education 4762 - Problem Solving With
                                     Computers OR Education 4763 -                   g.   Program Approval
                                     Computer Applications            in   the            Students’ program outlines will be approved by the
                                     Curriculum                                           Diploma in Education Committee.
                                  Education 4783 - Culturally Different
                                     Students                                     15. TEACHER         EDUCATION            AFTER       TEACHER
                                  Appropriate courses approved by the                 TRAINING
                                     Faculty Supervisor                              Individualized programs are arranged for candidates who hold
                                                                                     an undergraduate degree, who have completed a minimum of
                  f.   Academic Regulations                                          one year of teacher training in an approved institution and
                       1.   Residence Requirement                                    who already hold teacher certification.The Teacher Education
                                                                                     After Teacher Training program will be arranged individually, to
                            Residence is defined as courses offered by the
                                                                                     enable students to meet B.Ed. degree requirements.
                            University of Lethbridge. A minimum of five such
                            course equivalents is required (i.e., 15.0 credit        Students who have completed a minimum of one year of
                            hours).                                                  teacher training and hold teacher certification but who do not
                                                                                     hold an undergraduate degree must be admitted to and
                       2.   Time Limits                                              complete the requirements of a Combined Degrees program.
                            Candidates are required to complete their entire         The B.Ed. component of the Combined Degrees program will
                            program within five years from the date of               be individually designed for each student to meet residency
                            admission. Candidates who fail to complete the           and degree requirements. Students should consult with the
                            program within five years may apply for an               Assistant Dean, Student Program Services, in the Faculty of
                            extension from the Program Director.                     Education.

                          Sample B.Ed. After an Approved Degree Program - 20 Courses

         An acceptable baccalaureate degree which includes:
          • A major in a school subject
          • A minimum GPA of 2.50 on all courses in the previous degree and in courses taken subsequently
          • A minimum GPA of 2.50 on all courses comprising the major
         *Credit in Education 2500 - Orientation to Teaching (or equivalent) and a favourable recommendation
         Completion of the Writing Proficiency Requirement
         Special Admission Requirements

                                                Admission to the Faculty of Education

                                                                      Professional Year I

                               Fall Semester                                                                      Spring Semester

   5     Professional Semester I (PS I):                                                5     Professional Semester II (PS II):
            Curriculum and Instruction                                                            Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Majors
            Educational Psychology                                                                Psychology and Education of Atypical Children in the
            Language in Education                                                                 Regular Classroom

            Evaluation of Learning                                                                Social Context of Schooling
            Teaching Seminar                                                                      Evaluation of Student Learning
            Communications Technology and Education                                               Practicum - Equivalent to 150 hours in a school
                                                                                                              Plus a weekly ‘Seminar in Teaching’
            Practicum - Equivalent to 125 hours in a school                                                   component

                                                                      Professional Year II

                               Fall Semester                                                                      Spring Semester

   5     Professional Semester III (PS III):
             This is the internship semester for secondary subject-
                                                                                        4      One Education Foundation
             based majors and special focus students (excluding
             Special/Inclusive Education)**                                                    Three Education Electives
             Internship: September-December, as arranged
                         Students teach approximately half time
             Academic components designed to complement and
             enhance the internship

                                         Elementary Education and Special/Inclusive Education** students
                                         will reverse these two semesters and complete PS III in the Spring.

 * Students who receive a Waiver of Education 2500 or have counted Education 2500 in the approved degree will be required to complete an additional Education Elective.
** Education 4571 - Elementary Education and Education 4573 - Special/Inclusive Education are only offered in the Spring semester.


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