Application Process

Submit the following documentation with completed application:


Official transcripts from all high school and post-secondary institution(s) you have attended are required for Mount Royal to make an admission assessment. You are required to request the transcripts yourself. Final / official transcripts are transcripts which are sent directly to Mount Royal University from the issuing institution and remain in the original sealed envelope. All transcripts become the property of Mount Royal University and will not be returned nor photocopied for the student.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required for entrance to the program. Applicants 21 years of age or older who do not have a high school diploma are considered on an individual basis. How to order your Alberta high school transcript.

Official transcripts must demonstrate the following percentages in the courses or equivalents below:
English 30-1 60% or English 30-2 (or equivalent) 70%
Two Professional References

Provide two professional reference letters demonstrating volunteer and/or paid hours with children and/or youth within the past 5 years (e.g., coaching, Guides, Scouts, early learning and childcare centres, school lunchroom program, classroom experience). References from relatives or friends are not acceptable.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for the purpose of admission if their primary or first language (meaning main language learned and used as a child) is not English. Please see MRU English Language Proficiency Requirement.

Mount Royal University will place students in various K-12 classrooms throughout the Calgary area.

Police Information and Other Background Checks
This program includes periods of placement or observation experience with community institutions or agencies as part of the course requirements. Many of these institutions or agencies, either for statutory reasons (e.g. Protection for Persons in Care Act) or for policy reasons, require police information or other background checks from employees as well. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain, at the student's expense, the necessary checks. The checks will be provided by the student directly to the institution or agency.

Completion of course requirements and eventual employment in the field of education are dependent upon the clear results of the Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. Students may be required to complete more than one clearance letter during their program of studies. If a student is denied a placement as a result of the Police Information Check requirement, they are then not able to meet course requirements and will be required to withdraw from the program. Issues of non-compliance will warrant the student being required to withdraw from the program. This would apply to serious issues such as situations of abuse of professional power or potential breaches of the Criminal Code. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the policies and procedures of Mount Royal University as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct, the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension Student Handbook and the Education Assistant program Practicum Handbook. Students must be available for the entire practica course dates to accommodate varied placement schedules within school districts/divisions/boards.

Police Information Checks are normally obtained from the police department having jurisdiction where the student normally resides. For those who normally reside in the City of Calgary, the appropriate agency is the Calgary Police Service ( Outside Calgary, students should contact their local police agency.

When to Apply

Still accepting applications for fall

For courses starting in September:
Early Admission for Fall Semester December 1 - April 30
Ongoing Admission for Fall Semester May 1 - August 31


For courses starting in January:
Early Admission for Winter Semester September 1 - November 30
Ongoing Admission for Winter Semester December 1 - December 15

Enrolment is limited. It is to your advantage to apply during the early admission period. Applicants who apply for early admission will be considered within 4-6 weeks of their date of application. Applications may be accepted after the early admission period pending space availability. Please be aware that students must have a recent Police Information Check completed for the first week of classes.


How to Apply

Application Form
Include a non-refundable $100 application fee:

Please phone Continuing Education Registration to provide payment via credit card. Do not send cash through the mail.

Phone: Continuing Education Registration: 403.440.3833 or toll-free 1.877.287.8001


Submit the application via email to Continuing Education Registration:


*Note: At this time, applications cannot be accepted in person, through mail, or fax.

Confirmation of Acceptance and Tuition Deposit
All students admitted to a program are required to confirm their offer of admission by paying a $150 non-refundable tuition deposit within ten (10) business days. The tuition deposit is credited to your student account and is applied towards your tuition. Failure to pay the tuition deposit within 10 business days will result in your offer of admission being cancelled.

Students who cancel their admission or course registration will forfeit the $150 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University. 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6