Northern Lakes College Students


A transfer pathway

Welcome, Northern Lakes College students! We are so excited to have you join our Four-Year Community-Based Bachelor of Education pathway! Our new transfer agreement with Northern Lakes College allows you to complete the non-Education coursework required of the English Language Arts and Social Studies teachables through Northern Lakes, while taking your EDUC major courses through the University of Calgary. Check out the information below for more details on applying, transfer courses, and degree structure options.

Check out the Northern Lakes College site for more information on their programs and admissions


Admission

First, ensure to review the admission requirements via the Four-Year Community-Based site. Then, please check in with your Northern Lakes College advisors to talk about eligibility for their annual transfer cohort. Finally, ask your Northern Lakes advisors for a copy of our guide to navigating the application process, or email us at upe@ucalgary.ca.

Course Transfer

Use our guide to Northern Lakes College courses to see what courses will work for the Four-Year Community-Based pathway, so that you can start planning your registration.

Program Structure

Whether you have already completed some post-secondary, or are just starting on this journey, check out the tabs below for your degree structure options.


Degree structure

Whether you are just starting your post-secondary studies, or have already completed a handful of courses, the Four-Year Community-Based pathway can work for you! Check out our 'plans' below, to see which fits you best!

The four-year plan is for students just starting their studies, or wanting to take lighter non-Education semesters. Ensure to refer to the specific Four-Year site for further details on program regulations, and our Registration Guide for specific enrollment information.

  1. Year 1

    Summer: EDUC 201 (On-Campus at the University of Calgary)

    Fall: EDUC 420; 430; 435; 440 (University of Calgary Online + In-Classroom Field Experience)

    Winter: Non-Education Term (Northern Lakes College)

  2. Year 2

    Summer: EDUC 460 (On-Campus at the University of Calgary)

    Fall: Non-Education Term (Northern Lakes College)

    Winter: EDUC 445; 450; 456; 465 (University of Calgary Online + In-Classroom Field Experience)

  3. Year 3

    Summer: EDUC 427 (On-Campus at the University of Calgary)

    Fall: Non-Education Term (Northern Lakes College)

    Winter: Non-Education Term (Northern Lakes College)

  4. Year 4

    Summer: EDUC 525; 535 (On-Campus at the University of Calgary)

    Fall: EDUC 520; 530; 540 (University of Calgary Online + In-Classroom Field Experience)

    Winter: EDUC 546; 551; 556; 560 (University of Calgary Online + In-Classroom Field Experience)

The three-year plan is for students who have already completed a number of post-secondary courses, and are hoping to compress their studies. Typically, this would work for students who have completed 7 - 10 applicable non-Education courses. Ensure to refer to the specific Four-Year site for further details on program regulations, and our Registration Guide for specific enrollment information.

  1. Year 1

    Summer: EDUC 201 (On-Campus at the University of Calgary)

    Fall: EDUC 420; 430; 435; 440 (University of Calgary Online + In-Classroom Field Experience)

    Winter: Non-Education Term (Northern Lakes College)

  2. Year 2

    Summer: EDUC 427; 460 (On-Campus at the University of Calgary)

    Fall: Finish Non-Education Courses (Northern Lakes College)

    Winter: EDUC 445; 450; 456; 465 (University of Calgary Online + In-Classroom Field Experience)

  3. Year 3

    Summer: EDUC 525; 535 (On-Campus at the University of Calgary)

    Fall: EDUC 520; 530; 535 (University of Calgary Online + In-Classroom Field Experience)

    Winter: EDUC 546; 551; 556; 560 (University of Calgary Online + In-Classroom Field Experience)

This plan is only available to students who have completed all non-Education courses by the time of admission. This plan will see you follow an After-Degree structure, and you may be allowed to use Northern Lake’s EDUC 1000 in lieu of the University of Calgary’s EDUC 201. This must be approved by the Associate Dean and an advisor, and will only be approved: 1. On a case-by-case basis, and; 2. If all other non-Education course requirements are met. This ruling will be determined upon admission. If this applies to you, please reach out to the Advising Team at upe@ucalgary.ca for next steps.


FAQs

What should I take in my non-Ed terms?

While you have to meet your degree requirements, what you take in each non-Ed term is up to you! You can always utilize our 'Suggested program sequence', and should definitely refer to our Northern Lakes courses guide! You'll need to be aware of pre-requisites and any other course restrictions before enrolling. If you have any questions, check in with your Northern Lakes advisors!

Can I take Spring term courses?

Absolutely! Many Community-Based students do. If you are in the process of applying to our program, however, and are planning to take Northern Lakes courses in the Spring term preceding your desired intake, please send an email to upe@ucalgary.ca to let us know of your plans, as this can have implications for the admissions process (not to worry: we'll work with Admissions to ensure you can apply into the program, and continue your studies)!

What if I'm interested in Math or Science?

Please connect with your Northern Lakes advisors to discuss cohort eligibility.

Can you tell me more about the cohort?

Northern Lakes has committed to sending a group of students to the Community-Based program, annually. You must meet both Northern Lakes' cohort requirements, as well as the admission requirements for the Community-Based program. Please connect with a Northern Lakes advisor for more details.


Visit our Four-Year Community-Based site for more program details