Elementary Generalist Degree

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

 Keyano College offers a 4-year Bachelor of Education Elementary Generalist Degree in collaboration with the University of Alberta. You can complete the entire degree at our campus in Fort McMurray. If you already have an accredited 3- or 4-year Bachelor Degree, you may be eligible to complete the program in 2 years as part of our After Degree Program

The Bachelor of Education Generalist Degree program prepares you to teach the following courses:

  • Art
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Although the program focuses on preparing you to teach in the K-6 system, upon graduation you'll be eligible to teach all grades from Kindergarten to grade 12.

Teacher certification

After you complete the Collaborative Bachelor of Education Generalist Degree program, you are eligible to apply for teacher certification and teach grades K-12.

Admission requirements 

High school diploma (or equivalent)

You must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:

  • English 30-1 or equivalent
  • Three subjects from Group A or C
  • Subject from Group A, B or C
  • Note: We highly recommend one course from Group C be Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 because math is a prerequisite for required courses in the program.

Mature students

If you're a mature student who is 21 years or older and you have a high school diploma but have not completed all of the require courses, you can enter the program as a mature student.

Mature applicants must have a minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:

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

Note: We highly recommend that the course from Group C is Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 because math is a prerequisite for required courses in the program.

After Degree Students

Students with an approved three-year or four-year degree can complete their education degree in 2 years by entering the collaborative degree program in year 3. Additional requirements include the completion of the following courses:

3* in English Literature

3* in English Literature, Linguistics, or Writing Studies/Composition

Please contact the Lisa Turner for more information regarding this option or visit our Bachelor of Education After Degree Program page.

English Language Proficiency

English is the primary language of instruction at Keyano College. All applicants need an adequate level of English Language proficiency before admission, regardless of their citizenship or country of origin.

English Language Proficiency is sufficient if applicants can present the successful completion of three or more years of full-time education in English, normally including the grade 12 year of higher, in a Canadian school (or an approved school outside of Canada with accepted English proficiency).

If an applicant does not present these years of English education, they may be able to meet this requirement in other ways:

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

See our Credit Calendar for other ways that you can meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Spoken Language Proficiency

In addition to demonstrating English Language Proficiency, applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of country of origin, or citizenship must also present Spoken Language Proficiency.

Applicants who have six or more years of full-time education in English, normally including the grade 12 year or higher, in a Canadian school (or an approved school outside of Canada with accepted English proficiency) meet this requirement.

If applicants do not present these years of English education, they may be able to meet this requirement by presenting:

  • TOEFL: iBT with a minimum of 26 on the speaking band
  • IELTS with a minimum of 7.5 on the speaking band

Tuition and fees

Full Time Fees 2022-2023

Please note the 2022-2023 fees are pending sign off from the Government of Alberta as per the Tuition Fee Regulation.

 Full Time Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition $2,390.00 $2,390.00
Campus Rec Fee $65.00 $65.00
Health and Dental Fee  *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $85.00 $85.00
Total Fees $405.92 $405.92
Total Tuition & Fees ***$2,795.92  ***$2,795.92
Total Cost Per Year   $5,591.84
 International Full Time Fees 2022-2023

Please note the 2022-2023 fees are pending sign off from the Government of Alberta as per the Tuition Fee Regulation.

 Full Time Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition $7,170.00 $7,170.00
Campus Rec Fee $65.00 $65.00
Health and Dental Fee  *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $85.00 $85.00
Total Fees $405.92 $405.92
Total Tuition & Fees ***$7,575.92 ***$7,575.92
Total Cost Per Year   $15,151.84
Full Time Fees 2023-2024

Please note the 2023-2024 fees are pending sign off from the Government of Alberta as per the Tuition Fee Regulation.

 Full Time Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition $2,443.00 $2,443.00
Campus Rec Fee $70.00 $70.00
Health and Dental Fee  *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $95.00 $95.00
Total Fees $420.92 $420.92
Total Tuition & Fees ***$2,863.92  ***$2,863.92
Total Cost Per Year   $5,727.84
 International Full Time Fees 2023-2024

Please note the 2023-2024 fees are pending sign off from the Government of Alberta as per the Tuition Fee Regulation.

 International Students Fees  Fall Winter
Tuition  $7,329.00 $7,329.00
Campus Rec Fee  $70.00 $70.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 *$126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00 $112.00
Technology Fee $95.00 $95.00
Total Fees $420.92 $420.92
Total Tuition & Fees

***$7,749.92

***$7,749.92

Total Cost Per Year  

$15,499.84

Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters and do not include mandatory laboratory fees. Laboratory fees can range from $31- $122 for 2022-2023 and $32-$125 for 2023-2024.

* Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage - deadlines can be found at StudentCare website
** These programs have a mandatory Spring semester if students intend to graduate on time.
*** Tuition is due 10 business days before the start of each semester.

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

Program structure

You must have 120 credits of University level coursework to complete the Bachelor of Education Generalist Degree. Sixty credits of coursework must be completed in the first two years, and the remaining sixty credits are completed in years 3 and 4. 

Years 1 and 2

Sixty credits of pre-collaborative coursework will be completed in the first two years of the program. 

Please view our Registration Guides here to see the requirements for year 1 and 2. The courses listed in our current Registration Guides are designed to meet transferability to the University of Alberta.

Visit TransferAlberta for the transferability of courses taken outside of Keyano College.

Years 3 and 4 (starting in Fall 2023)

Admission to year 3 is open for both those students who possess 60 pre-collaborative credits (as outlined in the Registration Guides) and those with an approved 3 or 4 year after degree.

Apply Early 

Applications are open from October 1, 2022 – March 1, 2023 and we recommend applying early to the Keyano Collaborative cohort. With limited seats available, it is a highly competitive program.
Apply here 

How do I apply to the UofA Keyano Collaborative Program?

After you have started your online application, the Keyano Collaborative program is found by choosing North Campus (Edmonton) > Faculty of Education > Bachelor of Education, Elementary > clicking “no” on Aboriginal Teacher Education Program > clicking “yes” on off-campus programs > Keyano College > Generalist Degree.

How do I choose Edmonton campus as a backup plan?

It is recommended that students submit two separate applications to the UofA, one to the Keyano Collaborative Program, the other to the Edmonton campus program of your choice. This is the only way to be certain you will be considered for both an Edmonton campus program and the Keyano Collaborative program. Questions about applying to the Edmonton campus can be directed to edrec@ualberta.ca 

If you have further questions regarding the application process, please contact the UofA's Registrar's Office (RO) directly via Student Connect

Ensure your application is complete

Your application will not be considered complete until all Checklist items in U Alberta Launchpad are submitted, and only completed applications will be reviewed for admission. 
The UofA will not consider applicants who are missing any of the required courses at the end of Winter term/April 30, 2023. The document deadline for admission is June 15, 2023. Please note that Spring or Summer 2023 coursework cannot be used for Fall 2023 admission.

*NEW for 2023 - Complete the online situational judgement test

Starting this 2023 admission cycle, all applicants to the Keyano Collaborative program are required to complete the Casper Test as part of their application. This 60-90 minute online situational judgement test will assess non-cognitive skills, interpersonal characteristics, and personal values and priorities that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of the program. Applicants must meet a minimum threshold score in order to continue through the application process, including an evaluation of transfer credit to meet pre-collaborative requirements.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take courses at Athabasca University as part of my pre-collaborative *6 credits? 
Yes. Current Keyano College students must complete a Letter of Permission to take courses offered elsewhere. Please keep in mind that Athabasca courses are offered in six-month terms. An Athabasca course must be started no later than November 1, 2022 in order to be completed with final exams written by April 30, 2023, and therefore be considered toward admission requirements.

How do you calculate my AGPA? 

The AGPA is calculated on a minimum of 24 units of course weight. When calculating the AGPA, the Faculty of Education will use all grades obtained in the most recent terms containing at least 24 transferable credits without breaking up a term.
All grades for transferable coursework are used to calculate your AGPA if they are within your most recently completed 24 credits without splitting up a term. 

What grade do I need to get on my transferable courses to receive credit? 

A minimum grade of C- must be achieved to receive transfer credit.
While you will not receive credit for courses with grades of less than C-, they are still considered in the calculation of your AGPA as they are transferable to the U of A.

Who do you contact for admission information?

For Keyano College Collaborative applications, contact keyanocollab@ualberta.ca

For Edmonton Campus applications, contact edrec@ualberta.ca 

Student Testimonial 

“I especially liked the friendly atmosphere of Keyano College and really benefited from the small class sizes. At Keyano, students are able to get to know their instructors and receive help in their classes within a reasonable amount of time. The instructors at Keyano get to know their students and cater their lessons in order to best meet the needs of the students. The opportunities offered at Keyano College are incredible!

“There are numerous awards and scholarships offered to Keyano College students every year, many of the courses are offered in the evenings so you can still work during the day, and Keyano students have free access to the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre. Attending Keyano College was the perfect choice for me because I could stay at home while finishing my education,” Lacey Hobbs.