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Admission Requirements

High School Graduates

Minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:

  • English 30-1 or English 30
  • Three subjects from Group A or C
  • Subject from Group A, B or C

See General Admission Requirements on page 83 of our Credit Calendar

Mature Students
Students who are 21 years of age or older (at time of registration) and have completed their High School Diploma but have not completed all five courses listed above can enter the program as a mature student. Mature applicants are required to have a minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:

  • English 30-1 or English 30
  • Subject from Group A or C

See General Admission Requirements on page 83 of our Credit Calendar

English Language Proficiency 

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English Language Proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL: iBT of least 86 with no score below 21
  • IELTS with at least a 6.5 with no score below 5.0
  • CAEL minimum score of 70
  • MELAB minimum score of 85

Please see our Credit Calendar on page 15 for other ways to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements. 

Spoken Language Proficiency

In addition to demonstrating English Language Proficiency, applicants whose first language is not English must also present Spoken Language Proficiency. Applicants who have six or more years of full-time education (including grade 12 year or higher) in a Canadian school where the language of instruction was English, meet this requirement. If applicants do not present these years of English education they can meet this requirement by presenting one of the following:

  • A minimum of 26 on the speaking band of the TOEFL: iBT
  • A minimum of 7.5 on the IELTS speaking band
  • A minimum score of 50 on the University of Alberta’s SPEAK test (only for those transferring to the University of Alberta)

See page 15 of our Credit Calendar for other ways to meet the Spoken English Language Proficiency requirement.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Education in Secondary should refer to the University of Alberta’s University Calendar (http://calendar.ualberta.ca/) to review Major and Minor options and suggested course patterns. Students should also see a Keyano College Student Advisor for assistance in planning a 1 year or 2 year course pattern. All students in the Secondary route must choose a Major teaching subject and a Minor teaching subject which prepares them for teaching in specific subjects of secondary school instruction.

Majors include: 

  • Art
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • English Language Arts 
  • General Sciences 
  • Mathematics 
  • Physical Education 
  • Physical Sciences 
  • Physics 
  • Social Studies