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First-Year Advising Guide - Bachelor of Education - Elementary


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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. New student registration begins on April 17, 2023 - students will register for both Fall and Winter courses.

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):

  1. EDUC 1231 - Professional Dimensions I  
  2. GNED 1401 - Writing for Academic Success  
  3. FREN 1109 Beginners’ French I   (or higher level)*
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3, Foundation
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3, Foundation

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

  1. EDUC 1233 - Professional Dimensions II  
  2. FREN 1111 Beginners’ French II   (or higher level)*
  3. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3, Foundation
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, Tier 2
  5. Choose one of the following to fulfill your General Education Requirement for Cluster 3, Tier 2:

*FREN 1109 is for students with no prior French language history.  If you have previous experience in French, please complete the French Placement Test and contact the French department to determine which course would be an appropriate place to begin the minor.

Minor in Physical Literacy for Education


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

  1. EDUC 1231 - Professional Dimensions I  
  2. GNED 1401 - Writing for Academic Success  
  3. HPED 1040 - Wellness and the Student: From Personal Health to Community Action  
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3, Foundation
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3, Foundation

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

  1. EDUC 1233 - Professional Dimensions II  
  2. PHYL 1310 - Teaching Games for Understanding  
  3. General Education Requirement , Cluster 1, 2, or 3, Foundation
  4. General Education Requirement , Cluster 1, Tier 2 
  5. 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):

  1. EDUC 1231 - Professional Dimensions I  
  2. GNED 1401 - Writing for Academic Success  
  3. HIST 1131 - Introduction to Canada: Pre-Confederation  or HIST 1133 - Modern Canada, 1867 to Present  
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3, Foundation
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3, Foundation

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

  1. EDUC 1233 - Professional Dimensions II  
  2. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3, Foundation
  3. General Education Requirement  Cluster 3, Tier 2
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 4, Tier 2
  5. 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):

  1. EDUC 1231 - Professional Dimensions I  
  2. GNED 1401 - Writing for Academic Success  
  3. INST 1101 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies: the Canadian Context  
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation

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

  1. EDUC 1233 - Professional Dimensions II  
  2. INST 1111 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies: International Perspectives  
  3. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 3, Tier 2
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, Tier 2

Minor in Linguistics


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

  1. EDUC 1231 - Professional Dimensions I  
  2. GNED 1401 - Writing for Academic Success  
  3. LING 1111 - The Nature of Language I  
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation

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

  1. EDUC 1233 - Professional Dimensions II  
  2. LING 1113 - The Nature of Language II  
  3. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 3, Tier 2
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, Tier 2

Minor in Mathematics


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

  1. EDUC 1231 - Professional Dimensions I  
  2. GNED 1401 - Writing for Academic Success  
  3. MATH 1150 - Mathematical Reasoning  
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation

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

  1. EDUC 1233 - Professional Dimensions II  
  2. MATH 2150 - Higher Arithmetic  
  3. MATH 1102 - Introduction to Geometry  
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  5. Elective

Minor in General Science for Elementary Education


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

  1. EDUC 1231 - Professional Dimensions I  
  2. GNED 1401 - Writing for Academic Success  
  3. List A science, choose one of: 
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation

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

  1. EDUC 1233 - Professional Dimensions II  
  2. List B Science, choose one of:
  3. List C Science, choose one of: 
  4. ​​General Education Requirement  1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 4, Tier 2

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):

  1. EDUC 1231 - Professional Dimensions I  
  2. GNED 1401 - Writing for Academic Success  
  3. SPAN 1101 - Beginners’ Spanish I  
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation

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

  1. EDUC 1233 - Professional Dimensions II  
  2. SPAN 1103 - Beginners’ Spanish II  
  3. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  4. General Education Requirement  Cluster 1, Tier 2
  5. General Education Requirement  Cluster 3, Tier 2

Minor in Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures


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

  1. EDUC 1231 - Professional Dimensions I  
  2. GNED 1401 - Writing for Academic Success  
  3. SPAN 1101 - Beginners’ Spanish I  (or higher level)*
  4. General Education Requirement  - Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  5. General Education Requirement  - Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation

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

  1. EDUC 1233 - Professional Dimensions II   
  2. SPAN 1103 - Beginners’ Spanish II  (or higher level)*
  3. General Education Requirement  - Cluster 1, 2, or 3 Foundation
  4. General Education Requirement  - Cluster 1, Tier 2 
  5. Choose one of the following to fulfill your General Education Requirement for Cluster 3, Tier 2: 

*Students with prior knowledge of Spanish must take a placement test. For more information, students should contact the Spanish coordinator or academic advisor

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.

We also have an online tool to help you plan your courses for the year: My Schedule Builder. View schedule options and create a timetable that works best for you. Access My Schedule Builder through your mymru.ca account under the ‘Register&Pay’ tab, in the ‘My Schedule Builder’ section.

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 academic advisor has carefully prepared the information in this guide to help you with the information you need to register for classes. Before you can register for courses, you will need to pay your $425 non-refundable tuition deposit and attend an advising session.


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

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