Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2020-2021 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University

First-Year Advising Guide - Bachelor of Education - Elementary



Welcome to the Education - Elementary degree at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to the Education - Elementary degree! As a student in the program, you will be able to open doors to a wide range of learning and career opportunities.

To help you prepare for registration, the first-year course recommendations are included below. You will not be able to register until you have met with your Academic Advisor. Please see the section “Your Advisor” for your options on connecting with your Academic Advisor.

Degree overview


Major - 21 courses Your Education degree has core program requirements that include practicums and capstone courses.
General Education - 8 courses

You will take 8 General Education courses across all clusters from Tiers 1 and 2. Through these courses and your Education major, you will meet the Alberta Teachers’ Association certification requirements.

Gen Ed courses are divided into four clusters:

  • numeracy and scientific literacy,
  • values, beliefs, and identity,
  • community and society, and
  • communication
Electives/Teachable Minor - 11 courses You will be asked to choose a teachable minor in the first year of your program. Between this minor and your electives you will be required to complete 11 courses.

First-year courses


All core courses must be taken in the sequence shown. Prior to registration, you must meet with your academic advisor.

Minor in French


In order to ensure that you register in the correct entry level French course, please visit the French department website for information about completing a Placement Test 

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec. (Five courses):

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr. (Five courses):

Choose one of the following to fulfill your General Education Requirement for Cluster 3, Tier 2:

Minor in Health & Physical Education


Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec. (Five courses):

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr. (Five courses):

Choose one of the following to fulfill your General Education Requirement for Cluster 3, Tier 2:

Minor in History


Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec. (Five courses):

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr. (Five courses):

Choose one of the following to fulfill your General Education Requirement for Cluster 3, Tier 2:

Minor in Indigenous Studies


Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec. (Five courses):

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr. (Five courses):

Minor in Linguistics


Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec. (Five courses):

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr. (Five courses):

Minor in Mathematics


Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec. (Five courses):

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr. (Five courses):

Minor in General Science for Elementary Education


Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec. (Five courses):

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr. (Five courses):

Minor in Spanish


Please note: Students with prior knowledge of Spanish must take a placement test to determine to correct entry-level courses for this minor.  For more information, students should contact the Spanish Coordinator.

The minor is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish 30. Students pursuing this minor without Spanish 30 may have to complete SPAN 1101 

Students should be aware that registration in senior-level SPAN courses may require successful completion of specific SPAN courses at the 2000 and/or 3000 levels and should plan accordingly throughout their program. 
 

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec. (Five courses):

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr. (Five courses):

General Education courses


What are General Education courses?

A great education doesn’t just make you an expert in one area - it gives you a well-rounded knowledge base in a variety of areas. That is why all of Mount Royal’s baccalaureate degree and diploma programs will include General Education, a collection of courses in a range of subjects that will complement studies in your chosen field.

Foundation

As you start your studies, you take a total of four GNED foundation courses. Choose one from each cluster.

Cluster 1: Numeracy and Scientific Literacy

Cluster 2: Values, Beliefs and Identity

Cluster 3: Community and Society

Cluster 4: Communication

Tier 2

As you progress through your degree you will choose from a wider variety of courses. In Tier 2 you will take a total of four courses:

  • one Tier 2 course from each cluster

Registering for courses


It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Visit our Tutorials page for useful videos to guide you on using mymru, our degree audit system (mruGradU8), course descriptions and how to register for your courses.

Tracking your degree progress


mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed and those that are still needed for graduation. As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress.

You will log in to mruGradU8 through your mymru.ca account, under the ‘My Program’ tab. When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

The information in your audit is separated into three sections:

  • Core and/or Major Requirements
  • General Education (GNED) Requirements
  • Electives
  • Your teachable minor will be added to the bottom of your audit.

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete. This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

Your advisor


New Student Registration

Your advisor has carefully prepared your advising information and is eager to begin working with you on your Mount Royal experience. Before you can register for courses, you will need to attend an advising session and pay your $425 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Please contact your advisor by email at bharvie@mtroyal.ca for information about program planning, course selection, and registration.