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Bachelor of Education - Elementary

Welcome to the Education - Elementary degree at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to the Education - Elementary degree!  As a student in the program, you will be able to open doors to a wide range of learning and career opportunities.

To help you prepare for registration, the first-year courses recommendations are included below. You will not be able to register until you have met with your Academic Advisor.  Please see the section "Who is my Academic Advisor?" for your options on connecting with your Academic Advisor.

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 the Academic Calendar.

Minor in English:

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» One of: ENGL 1131, 1135, 1137, 1151, 1152
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» ENGL 2210 or 2211 - English Literature
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» One of: HIST 1131/1133, CNST 1131/2233 - Canadian Studies
» Cluster 1, Tier 2 GNED

Minor in French:
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic SuccessGNED 1401
» FREN 1113 - Beginners' French III
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» FREN 2216 (or 2XXX or higher) - Franophonie: Language and Culture I
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» One of: HIST 1131/1133, CNST 1131/2233 - Canadian Studies
» Cluster 1, Tier 2 GNED

Minor in Health & Physical Education:
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» HPED 1040 - Wellness and the Student: From Personal Health to Community Action
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» PHYL 1310 - Teaching Games for Understanding
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» One of: HIST 1131/1133, CNST 1131/2233 - Canadian Studies
» Cluster 1, Tier 2 GNED

Minor in History
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» HIST 1131 or 1133 - Canadian Studies
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» HIST 1101, 1103, 1117, 1119
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» Cluster 3, Tier 2 GNED
» Cluster 1, Tier 2 GNED

Minor in Humanities
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» PHIL 1101, 1130, 1149
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» HIST 1101, 1103, 1117, 1119, 1111, 1131 or 1133
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» RELS 1101, 1103, 1105
» ENGL 1151 or 1152

Minor in Indigenous Studies
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» INST 1101 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies: the Canadian Context
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» INST 1111 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies: International Perspectives
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» Cluster 3, Tier 2 GNED
» Cluster 1, Tier 2 GNED

Minor in Linguistics
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» LING 1111 - The Nature of Language I
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» LING 1113 - The Nature of Language II
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» Cluster 3, Tier 2 GNED
» Cluster 1, Tier 2 GNED

Minor in Mathematics
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» MATH 1150 - Mathematical Reasoning
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» MATH 2150 - Higher Arithmetic
» MATH 1102 - Introduction to Geometry
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» Elective

Minor in Science
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» List A science
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» List A Science
» List B Science
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» Cluster 4, Tier 2 GNED

Minor in Social Studies
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» GEOG 1101, 1102, 1103
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» PLSC 1101 or ECON 1143
» HIST 1131 or 1133 - Canadian Studies
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» Elective

Minor in Spanish
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» SPAN 1101 - Beginners Spanish I
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» SPAN 1103 - Beginners Spanish II
» Cluster 3, Tier 2 GNED
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» Cluster 1, Tier 2 GNED

Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language
Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1231 – Professional Dimensions I (lecture and field experience)
» GNED 1401 – Writing for Academic Success
» LING 1111 - The Nature of Language I
» Two of: General Education Requirement Cluster 1, 2, or 3 → Foundation

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr. (Five courses):
» EDUC 1233 – Professional Dimensions II (lecture and field experience)
» LING 2221 - Modern English Grammar
» Cluster 3, Tier 2 GNED
» Final GNED Foundation (11XX, 12XX, or 13XX)
» Cluster 1, Tier 2 GNED
 

 
Major                      
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.

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 mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues: mru.ca/registration

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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 mymru.ca 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.
 

Your academic advisor, Bri Harvie, has carefully prepared the information in this guide to help you with the information you need to register for classes. Before you can register for courses, you will need to attend an advising session and pay your $425 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Please contact your advisor by email at bharvie@mtroyal.ca for information about program planning, course selection and registration.