WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
- Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Education (After an approved degree)
Students in the Native American Studies program will study how the Native perspective relates to disciplines involving art, law, philosophy, politics, history, gender studies, ecology, business, customs, and language. All of the classes in Native American Studies are taught from the Native viewpoint — this makes our program one of the most sought after programs in Canada. 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 (Native Education) degree:
- Native American Studies
- General Major in the Social Sciences
Combined Degrees – B.A / B.Ed
Students may meet the Native Education major requirements by completing the major in Native American Studies or the General Major in the Social Sciences (at least 7 courses in Native American Studies and 4 courses in each of two other disciplines in the Social Sciences).
See program overview for the Combined Degrees Program
Special Admission Requirements
In order to be eligible for admission to the Faculty of Education, students with a major in Native Education must have five courses completed of the seven courses required in a school subject minor.
If You Already Have a Degree
If you wish to enter the Faculty of Education with a major in Native Education, you must possess a recognized degree which includes a major in Native Studies. In addition, all other prerequisites for admission must be met.
At the time of admission, the nature of the applicant's degree is examined, and a program is planned and approved by the Faculty of Education. If the approved degree contains the necessary components, including a completed teaching major, both certification and B. Ed. requirements may be met upon completion of 20 courses in Education.
See program overview for the After Degree Program
For more information about admission, visit the Faculty of Education webpage.
Additional Information for Transfer Students:
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.
Admission to the Faculty of Education:
- Application Deadline | February 1
- Document Deadline | March 1
- Adult Education
- Aboriginal Liaison Community Coordinator
- Aboriginal Support Worker
- Employee Training Instructor
- Education Researcher
- Native Outreach Worker
- Native American Studies 2000: Native American Philosophy
- Native American Studies 2600: Native American Literature
- Education 3603: Social Context of Schooling
- Education 4727: Social Issues in Native Education