Medicine Hat College students will continue to have an opportunity to receive a bachelor of education degree on campus, thanks to another partnership agreement signed with Mount Royal University today.
“We’ve collaborated with MRU to offer the bachelor of business administration degree on campus, so this is natural extension of that relationship,” said Len Vandervaart, vice president of academic at MHC. “We’re thrilled to ensure we can continue to provide a bachelor of education degree at MHC.”
The partnership with MRU replaces the college’s current agreement with the University of Alberta, which indicated several months ago that it could not sustain the program.
The MRU agreement will also allow more students to enrol in the popular program. While the current agreement with U of A enables 32 students to enter the B. Ed. program every second year, the agreement with MRU will enable 32 students to enter the program every year.
As in the past, students will attend MHC courses for their first two years of college and then enrol in the final two years through MRU. The students will graduate with a degree from MRU on the MHC campus.
Pending government approval, the first intake of students to the MRU collaborative program will be in 2014.
Len Vandervaart, vice president of academic at MHC and Manuel Mertin, provost and vice president of academic (acting) at MRU sign the partnership agreement.
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