Bachelor of Education After Degree – Admission Requirements
Apply in 2 Steps
Apply Online through ApplyAlberta and pay the $100 non-refundable application fee ($175 for international applicants). Applications for Fall 2023 open on October 1, 2022, and close on July 1, 2023 and the deadline to submit all supporting documentation is July 31, 2023. Applicants will be considered for admission once all supporting documents (Résumé, Letter of Intent, and two completed Reference Forms) have been received. Completed applications, with all supporting documentation submitted, will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, as they are received. Applicants may be placed on a waitlist and offers are extended to applicants at any time up until orientation week. Admission is competitive and only those applicants that score high in all categories are recommended for admission.
Submit all supporting documents: Transcripts, Reference Forms, and Evidence of Community Involvement (Résumé and Letter of Intent), as explained below:
Academic Records – Transcripts
Applicants with Post-Secondary Degrees
- Official transcripts from participating ApplyAlberta institutions will be requested on behalf of the applicant
- Official transcripts for all other post-secondary institutions (non-participating ApplyAlberta institutions) must be requested by the applicant and submitted directly to St. Mary’s University. Transcripts must remain sealed to be considered official. Transcripts can be mailed to St. Mary’s or emailed directly by the issuing institution to email@example.com.
St. Mary’s University
14500 Bannister Rd SE
Calgary, AB T2X 1Z4
- Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s University do not need to submit transcripts.
- High school transcripts are not required.
Applicants with International Credentials
- Arrange for all original transcripts and/or documentation from previous educational institutions to be sent directly to St. Mary’s either by mail or email.
- Exact translations from a qualified translator must be provided if the documentation is not already in English.
- An assessment completed by the International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS), or World Education Services (WES), which compares international educational standards to Canada, must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to St. Mary’s.
- Proof of English Language Proficiency is required for individuals whose first language is not English. Evidence accepted by the University is:
- Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). The minimum standard scores required in the four categories are 27 in Speaking, 25 in Writing, 23 in Listening, and 23 in Reading.
- IELTS (Academic Format) The minimum score required is 8.0 with no bands below a 7.0.
- Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with a minimum score of 200
- Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) with a minimum score of 200
- Language proficiency evidence is not needed in cases where an applicant has studied for a minimum of 3 years in a formal full-time secondary or post-secondary institution in Canada or in any one of the language exempt countries.
- References are a rating of the applicant’s personal and professional qualities in different capabilities as a learner, worker, and leader. References should be professional or academic; submissions from family or friends will not be considered.
- Two reference forms are required; references must be submitted through our confidential online form at stmu.ca/bed-reference-form. Only references submitted through our form will be accepted.
Evidence of Community Involvement and Interest in the Vocation of Teaching
- Applicants will be evaluated on the breadth and the depth of involvement in educational settings as well as experience with diversity and inclusive practices, highlighting prior work with children.
- Email your résumé to email@example.com with the subject line “LAST NAME, First Name – Resume”. Include education, and relevant work and volunteer experience. Emphasize experience with children and work in a leadership or teaching capacity.
Letter of Intent
- Applicants must submit a letter of intent (two pages maximum) outlining the applicant’s interest in the teaching profession and describing how their skills, experience, and challenges make them suitable candidates for the Bachelor of Education program.
- Please email your letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “LAST NAME, First Name – Letter of Intent”.