University Transfer

Bachelor of Education -

CAMPUS:Lloydminster Campus
ACCREDITATION:Credits Towards a Degree
Take advantage of a new path in elementary education: the University of Alberta’s Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP).
  • Start in Lakeland’s university transfer program taking 60 credits (2 years).
  • Stay at Lakeland for the next 2 years to complete your degree through ATEP

What you need to know

  • The first collaboration between Lakeland and U of A started in Fall 2018. The next cohort will likely be in 2020.
  • Even though there isn't another cohort until 2020, you could still be eligible for the ATEP program.
  • ATEP is a degree completion program after completing 60 credits (2 years) of a BEd elementary stream.
  • The program is open to all eligible students (see admission requirements).
  • One of the program’s goals is to train more First Nations, Métis and Inuit teachers.
  • Non-indigenous graduates will gain a greater understanding of indigenous cultures and a clearer perspective on teaching indigenous children.

About the pre-ATEP route cohort

  • The next cohort will likely start in Fall 2020
  • The 10 required 1st year courses are offered over a 10-month period rather than the traditional Sept - April.
  • You aren't automatically in year 3 of ATEP. You must apply to transfer to ATEP after completing your 60 credits (2 years), and be accepted by the U of A.
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Admission Requirements
This is a BEd degree, so the academic requirements are exactly the same. You need English 30 and a grade 12 math (click on the requirements link above for details).
 
Admissions requirements to ATEP include the 60 course credits and a satisfactory academic standing.
Applying
Apply using applyalberta and choose pre U of A ATEP /elementary education as your program.
 
Once you complete the necessary 60 credits, you'll apply to U of A to complete the program.
ATEP cohort courses
For year 1 and 2, you’ll take a specific block of courses required for the BEd elementary/ATEP route. Note: These won't be available again until at least Fall 2020
 
You won’t need to meet with our academic advisor, as the courses will have been selected for you.
 
As well, the courses will run for 10-months, September through June.
 
Watch for details about the 10 courses in your first year.
 
Years 3 & 4
You will still need to apply to transfer into the ATEP program for year 3.
 
If your plans change, your 2 years of courses would provide you with credits to transfer to the general Univeristy of Alberta’s BEd (elementary) degree program.
 
 
Interested and already have university course credits?
If you're interested in the ATEP route and already have some university course credits, you could still be part of the program.
 
If you aren’t a current Lakeland student, start by contacting the UT enrolment specialist.. She can help you through these steps:
  1. Look at the academic requirements. You will need specific grade 12 math courses. If you don't have those pre-requisites, the enrolment specialist will explain your options including taking an Adult 12 course.
  2. Apply for the BEd elementary education route on applyalberta. [Use the Apply Now button.]
  3. Gather your transcript(s) for previous university courses.
  4. Arrange an appointment with the academic advisor (after May 1).  You'll discuss your previous course credits and what will transfer. Then you'll work with the academic advisor to plan your course load to complete the necessary 60 credits.
If you are a current Lakeland UT student, make an appointment with the academic advisor to discuss your options.
 
In both cases you'd be in the U of A elementary education route, and would apply to transfer into ATEP for year 3.
Note about transferring: Completion of university transfer courses doesn't guarantee you admission to degree programs at universities. This includes the ATEP program. Generally:
  • You must also meet all the admission requirements of the degree-granting institution. This may include appropriate high school courses and averages.
  • Admission is competitive. There may be quotas for number of students admitted to the degree program at the receiving institution.
  • Some receiving institutions specify a minimum grade for transfer credit.
  • If you change a program or receiving institution, be aware that there may not be room in the new program.
For the ATEP program, you must apply to the U of A after completing 2 years at Lakeland. The U of A will evaluate your 60 credits. A minimum GPA may be required for you to continue in the program.
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