Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Your Academic Advisor offers support in:

  • Understanding program requirements
  • Developing a program plan
  • Understanding Mount Royal policies and procedures
  • Connecting with resources and campus services 

Current Student Advising

As a current Education student, you may book one-on-one appointments with your Academic Advisor. Contact your Advisor directly to book.

Emilie Ahrens
Academic Advisor
Email: eahrens@mtroyal.ca
Office: EL 3423 M

New Student Advising

All new Education students must attend a mandatory advising session before registering for courses. Advising sessions are held for new students every April and May. You can register for an advising session online. Prior to attending an advising session, you should review your first-year program advising guide.

Program Planning

You should use a program planning guide when selecting your courses. There is a different planning guide available for each minor. When planning your degree, refer to the guide from your admission year to the Bachelor of Education – Elementary. The program planning guides posted on the website are based on the most recent calendar curriculum and are intended to be used as a guide only. If you have any questions, contact your Academic Advisor.

EDUC 1231 - Professional Dimensions I
Foundation General Education (GNED) Courses
Tier 2 GNED courses
EDUC 1233 - Professional Dimensions II
Foundation GNED Courses
Tier 2 GNED courses
Teachable minor courses
EDUC 2371 - Language Development and Literacy
Outstanding GNED courses
Education electives
Teachable minor courses
EDUC 2321 – Education and Individual Development
EDUC 2375 – Effective Assessment
EDUC 3103 - Teaching English Language Arts
EDUC 4104 - Teaching Music
Education elective, GNED or teachable minor course
EDUC 2325 - Pedagogical Technologies
EDUC 3106 - Teaching Science
EDUC 3108 - Teaching Mathematics
EDUC 4101 - Teaching Art
EDUC 3010  - Practicum I
EDUC 4105 - Teaching Physical Education
Outstanding GNED courses
Teachable minor courses
Electives
EDUC 3351 - Aboriginal Cultural Dimensions
EDUC 4107 - Teaching Social Studies
Complete remaining non-education requirements
EDUC 3361 - Exceptional Students
EDUC 4201 - Integrating Ideas, Values and Praxis
EDUC 4030 - Practicum II

Selecting Your Minor

As part of your degree, you must select a teachable minor. You can choose from a range of options, each designed to enhance your skills in teaching specific subjects. You will declare your minor in the fall of your first year. Your academic advisor will contact you in October or November with the minor declaration form.

  • Elementary School Health and Physical Education
  • English
  • French
  • General Science for Elementary Education
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics for Elementary Education
  • Spanish
  • Social Studies
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Education Electives

As part of your core program requirements, you must complete two Education electives. There is some flexibility as to when in your program you complete these courses. You may register for your first Education elective in the fall of your second year. As with any course, be sure to check prerequisites before registration. Below is a list of electives and the semester in which they are most often offered. Please note that some are only offered every second year.

 

Fall Winter
EDUC 2261 – Introduction to Inclusive Education EDUC 2271 – Introduction to Methods and Materials in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
EDUC 3102 – Teaching Drama EDUC 3362 – Teaching Complex Learners
EDUC 3201/MATH 3201 – Visual Art and Mathematics EDUC 3372 – Early Literacy Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
EDUC 4325 – Social Issues in Education EDUC 3372 – Early Literacy Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
EDUC 4471 – ESL in Mainstream EDUC 4321 – Philosophy of Education