English Language Arts Education

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  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (After an approved degree)


  • Lethbridge



Program description

As an English major, your study of language and literature will lead to a better understanding of our world. You'll explore the properties and power of language through courses in the three genres of poetry, drama and prose from the British, American and Canadian traditions. You may also develop your skills in creative writing, select from special topics such as tragedy, comedy and myth, or delve into the life and works of a major author. As an Education major a student develops a strong knowledge base in the subject area they intend to teach. They also receive in-depth preparation in how to teach, including both general and subject area instructional methods.

The following degrees can be combined with the Bachelor of Education (English Language Arts Education) degree:

  • English
  • General Major in the Humanities

Possible careers

  • English Language Arts Teacher
  • Library Consultant
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Tutor

Admission requirements


​​​First-year students cannot enter directly into Faculty of Education programs. You must complete two years in a Pre-Education program before applying for admission to the Faculty. Admission to Education is competitive, so your entry depends on your university grade-point average (GPA) and meeting other program specific requirements. The general requirements for education programs include:

  • Education 2500
  • A minimum of 14 graded university-level courses (42 credit hours)
  • A minimum number of courses in teachable subject matter with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • A competitive post-secondary grade-point average

For more complete admission requirements, visit the Faculty of Education. Please also review the additional information below to see if there are any additional requirements for this major.


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Sample classes

  • English 2100: Poetry
  • English 2610: Survey of Children's Literature
  • Education 3503: Language in Education
  • Education 4260: English Language Arts in the Elementary School

Additional information

Admission to the Faculty of Education:

  • Application Deadline | February 1
  • Document Deadline | March 1

The Faculty of Education does not grant direct entry. Students complete two years in a Pre-Education program prior to applying for admission to the Faculty. After two years of Pre-Education, admission to the Faculty of Education is competitive and is based on your university grades and meeting other requirements. The required average will vary depending on your area of study. For more information regarding the admission requirements for this program, visit the Faculty of Education webpage.

Combined Degrees: BA / BEd
Students may meet the English Language Arts Education major requirements by completing the major in English or the General Major in the Humanities (at least 7 courses in English and 4 courses in each of two other disciplines in the Humanities).

See program overview for the Combined Degrees Program
See the Combined Degrees Program Planning Guides

If You Already Have a Degree
If you wish to enter the Faculty of Education with a major in English Language Arts, you must possess a recognized degree which includes a major in English. In addition, all other prerequisites for admission must be met.

At the time of admission, if your degree is approved, both certification and BEd requirements may be met with the completion of 20 courses in Education.

See program overview for the After Degree Program
See the Bachelor of Education After Degree Program Planning Guide

If you are thinking of transferring to the University of Lethbridge to complete a degree in Education, your admission to the Faculty will depend on where you are in your current program.

You may be considered for direct entry to the Faculty of Education if you have already completed a minimum of 14 graded university-level courses (42 credit hours) and meet all other admission requirements.

If you haven't yet completed these requirements, you can apply to be a part of the Pre-Education program in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Fine Arts or Management. Learn more about what you need to transfer to the Faculty of Education.