Program Advising

Bachelor of Education - Elementary

My MRU Education - Elementary Degree: 40 courses
22 courses
The Bachelor of Education - Elementary degree consists of 66 credits of core courses. Each course has a specific set of pre- and co-requisite courses to maximize your practical experience through the program.
General Education
8 courses

You will take 8 General Education courses across all clusters from Tiers 1 and 2.  Through these courses and your Education major, you will meet the Alberta Teacher's Association certification requirements.

The four GNED clusters are divided into the following thematic areas: 
- numeracy and scientific literacy, 
- values, beliefs and identity, 
- community and society, and 
- communication.

Electives/Teachable Minor
10 courses
You will be asked to choose a teachable minor in the first year of your program. Between this minor and your electives you will be required to complete 10 courses.

All core courses must be taken in the sequence shown.  Prior to your fall registration, you must meet with your academic advisor. 

For course descriptions, please follow this link to Interactive Course Search.

 Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
Choose three of the following:
» General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation
» General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, 3, or 4 → Tier 2

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II
» Minor course
» Minor course
Choose two of the following*:
» General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation
» General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, 3, or 4 → Tier 2
* Choose from cluster not taken in Semester 1 [Fall].

A great education doesn’t just make you an expert in one area - it gives you a well-rounded knowledge base in a variety of areas. That is why all of Mount Royal’s baccalaureate degree and diploma programs will include General Education, a collection of courses in a range of subjects that will complement studies in your chosen field.Foundation

As you start your studies, you take a total of four Gen Ed foundation courses. Choose one from each cluster.

Cluster 1: Numeracy and Scientific Literacy
» Take one of: GNED 1101, or GNED 1102, or GNED 1103 within your first 10 courses.

Cluster 2: Values, Beliefs and Identity
» Take one of: GNED 1201, GNED 1202 or GNED 1203 within your first 20 courses.

Cluster 3: Community and Society
» Take one of: GNED 1301, GNED 1303 or GNED 1304 within your first 20 courses.

Cluster 4: Communication
» Take one of: GNED 1401, or GNED 1403, or GNED 1404 within your first 10 courses.

Tier 2As you progress through your degree, you will complete a wider variety of Gen Ed courses at the Tier 2 level. For more information on how to choose your Tier 2 courses, please see your advisor.

You will take:
» one Tier 2 course from each cluster (Total: 4).

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues:



mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed and those that are still needed for graduation.  As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress. 

You will login to mruGradU8 through your account, under the ‘My Program’ tab.  When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

The information in your audit is separated into three sections:

  • Core and/or Major Requirements
  • General Education (GNED) Requirements
  • Electives
  • Your teachable minor will be added to the bottom of your audit.

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete.  This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

The Bachelor of Education Academic Advisor, Lauren Denney, is available to support you with the start of your degree and throughout your program. As a new Education student, you must meet with Lauren prior to registering for your fall classes. She will help you understand your program and plan your registration. 

Group advising sessions for new Education students are available throughout the spring. Please register online to choose a session that best fits your schedule and availability. 

You can contact Lauren by email at