Fall 2020 Update

Course Delivery Summary:

  • Year 1: Online
  • Year 2: Online
  • Year 3: Blended
  • Year 4: Blended

MHC’s Education program is committed to instructing pre-service teachers both in the University Transfer – Education program (years 1 and 2) as well as the Mount Royal University Bachelor of Education program (years 3 and 4). All courses for the full four years will continue to be offered in Fall 2020.

Courses taken in years 1 and 2, beginning with EDTS, will be offered via online learning. Instructors will provide meaningful and impactful learning opportunities through a variety of methods such as scheduled virtual meetings during assigned class times, shared recorded lectures and presentations, and virtual collaborative opportunities.

Courses taken in year 3 and 4, beginning with EDUC (MRU Faculty of Education courses), will be offered in a blended format. Beginning in September, there will be one half day of face-to-face course delivery per week on campus at MHC. This face-to-face course delivery will be shared between the various Education courses for the fall term. Instructors will provide meaningful and impactful learning opportunities for the remainder of each course through other learning opportunities such as scheduled virtual meetings during class time, shared recorded lectures and presentations, and virtual collaborative opportunities.

Practicums for all four years of the Education program will be running in some form based on schools’ decisions regarding delivery of instruction. The practicums for years 1 and 2 will be either online or in the student’s home community face-to-face. The practicums for years 3 and 4 will likely be face-to-face in the Medicine Hat area, based on the opening of Alberta schools.

Prepare to Learn:

  • Your active participation in COVID-19 prevention is important. Please visit the COVID page to learn about your responsibilities, how to access campus, and what to expect.
  • Details about tools and technology requirements, as well as additional course details, will be shared before the end of July.


About the Program

Becoming a teacher offers you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people and to shape the future through interaction with youth. Each of us, at some point in our lives, felt the influence of a teacher who affected how we see the world and our place in it. Many of the students who enrol in our program want to make a difference in the lives of others and choose a career in teaching to make it happen.

There are two options in pursuing a degree in education at Medicine Hat College: MRU on site or other institutional transfers.

Mount Royal University,  Bachelor of Education at MHC
Medicine Hat College, in partnership with Mount Royal University, offers a degree completion program that can be completed in Medicine Hat. This new partnership includes two years of study for degree completion and teacher certification with a focus on elementary education after you have completed the first two years of the B.Ed. Elementary program (60 credits). 

High School

Alberta High School Courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses.

  • ELA 30-1
  • Three additional 30-level academic subjects
  • One 5-credit or two 3-credit subjects at the 30-level (Special Projects 30 excluded)

Note: Although not required for admission, it is strongly suggested that students entering Education possess Math 30-1 or Math 30-2.

Mature Student (21 years of age)

The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites.

  • ELA 30-1
  • Pre-requisite courses required, eg. Chemistry 30 required for university level Chemistry

Note: Although not required for admission, it is strongly suggested that students entering Education possess Math 30-1 or Math 30-2.

Please see the program calendar or consult with an academic advisor for an up-to-date set of courses related to Education.
  • EDTS 232 - Professional Dimensions of Teaching I
  • EDTS 234 - Professional Dimensions of Teaching II
Education graduates can become teachers and educational administrators and policy makers.

What is your education going to cost?

Our TUITION and FEES page provides a total cost estimate for your program including books and supplies and related expenses.

Looking for ways to help fund your education?

There are lots of options like student loans, scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding available.
Check out our FINANCIAL AID page for more information.

Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.

The ACADEMIC CALENDAR has official information on transfer options for each program.
Please consult the calendar or meet with an academic advisor for more information.

At MHC, we care about students and want to help you succeed.

As a student, there may be times when you require support. Our SERVICES page provides you with links to a number of campus supports including academic success, counselling and care, health and wellness, and many other resources.

Have you always wanted to study abroad?

Enhance your education, share in cultural diversity and embrace new experiences. Visit the INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY PROGRAM section to find out more.

Students should be aware that under the Protection for Persons in Care Act (January 1998) you will be required to provide a current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search as well as an Alberta Children's Services Intervention Record Check to the school jurisdiction in which you are placed for each teaching practicum or field experience.  Student teachers are responsible for the cost of obtaining this documentation and ensuring it is provided to school jurisdictions requiring it, and a copy provided to the Education Advisor prior to the start of the first field experience. It is also recommended that you possess a current Emergency or Standard First Aid Certificate and that Health Immunization Records are up to date.