Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional

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Teaching English as an Additional Language Professional

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Post-Graduation Work Permit

The in-person delivery of this program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program for international students.

Program requirements for September 2022

Academic requirements
  • bachelor's degree
English language proficiency requirements

If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency before admission. These results must be no more than two years old when you start your program.

Test scores we accept:

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5, no score below 6
  • TOEFLT iBT: 84, no section below 21
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment: 180; no section score below 165
  • CAEL: 70, no section score below 70
  • PTE Academic: 59; no section score below 56
  • Duolingo: 115
  • minimum of:

Practicum/work experience requirements

Before you attend your field placement, you will need:

  • to complete a professional portfolio. Guidelines will be provided to students before the field experience.
  • a clear Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check may be needed.

For students pursuing a field placement in a K-12 classroom, the following requirements also apply:

  • a Bachelor of Education degree
  • a valid interim or permanent Alberta professional certificate (or equivalent certificate for students pursuing placement in context outside of Alberta)
  • adherence to the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s Code of Professional Conduct and the Alberta School Act (or adherence to local K-12 policies, procedures, and certification requirements)

There may be costs associated with completing these requirements. See Completing work, practicum, and clinical requirements for details and further instructions.

International students: You must get a co-op work permit before beginning the work-integrated learning component of the program. A medical exam may also be needed. See Co-op work permit for more information.

Progression and graduation

Students must receive a pass grade in each course to progress through the program.

Students must pass all courses to qualify for graduation.

Honours criteria

  • Overall grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to 3.7
  • The student must not have failed or repeated any courses

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