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Secondary Education - Native Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies/Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education

Faculty of Native Studies

Why study Native Studies-Maj?

Why take the Native Studies / Secondary Education combined program?

This combined program, offered jointly with the Faculty of Education, allows you to earn two degrees in five years, preparing you to become a teacher for Grades 7-12 while providing you with additional expertise.

The first three years of this program are taken in the Faculty of Native Studies, while the last two years are taken in the Faculty of Education. You can choose to major in either Native Studies or Cree.

We also offer a combined Native Studies / Elementary Education degree.

Why get a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies/Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education degree?

Why the Faculty of Native Studies?

We are the only independent Faculty of Native Studies in Canada, with small class sizes and a diverse student population of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

We are student-centered, with a close-knit community of students, professors, and staff. We host regular Tea and Bannock potlucks, an annual tipi raising and take-down, and Games Night with the Dean.

We are research-focused, with opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research projects. Our courses incorporate traditional Indigenous knowledge and heritage as well as contemporary Indigenous experiences.

Possible Careers

  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Indigenous Liaison
  • Indigenous Relations Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher

Jessie is a Métis student in the Elementary Education program. She is also a trained opera singer.

Admissions Requirements for 2019 - 2020

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences
  • Three of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

* Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.

 
 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Indigenous Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2019

Extension: March 4, 2019

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

Notes

  • In order to maximize their future program and course choices, all students are encouraged to present a broad range of subjects across the Humanities and Sciences.
  • Mathematics 30-1 is recommended for all students.
  • Spoken English Language Proficiency is required for this program.
  • Only one Fine Arts subject may be presented for admission.
  • To be admitted as a non-matriculated applicant, grade of at least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 is required.
  • Two courses from the same second language cannot be used for meeting more than one admission subject requirement

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

 

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