International Student Admission

After Degree Programs

Concordia University of Edmonton offers after-degree programs in Education and Environmental Health.  International students who currently hold an approved degree from a recognized institution are eligible to apply to Concordia’s Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program.

Concordia’s Bachelor of Education (After Degree) is a two-year program which fulfils the requirements for certification as a teacher in Alberta. International student applications are encouraged from those individuals who have had direct experience with children in formal and informal settings and who possess an undergraduate baccalaureate degree. Normally, a liberal arts or science degree is preferred.

International students interested in the Environmental Health field are encouraged to apply to Concordia’s Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice.  This is an 18-credit, 8 month after-degree diploma program running from September to April only.  The diploma explores all aspects of the natural and built environment that can influence human health and disease.  Students will be exposed to the diversity of the field including food and drinking water safety, waste management, air and soil quality, communicable disease control, emergency response and occupational health.

International students who wish to apply to Concordia should review detailed requirements, including English language proficiency, for these  programs:

Education

Admission into the program is limited to 70 students; meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

International student applications are encouraged from those individuals who have had direct experience with children in formal and informal settings and who possess a bachelor's degree, preferably in liberal arts or science.

Concordia welcomes international students to apply if they meet stated admission requirements. For more information, please contact the Student and Enrolment Services Office:

Telephone: +1-780-479-9220
Email: intlstudents@concordia.ab.ca

To be considered for admission, applicants must present the following requirements:

  1. A three- or four-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university or college.
  2. An admission grade point average of at least 2.3 (4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently attempted 30 credits.
  3. Successful completion of 12 credits as follows:
    • 3 credits in English language/ literature
    • 9 credits from at least two of the following areas of study: archeology, anthropology, classics, computing science, economics, fine arts, history, languages other than English, mathematics, philosophy, physical education and sport studies, political sciences, psychology, religious studies, sciences, sociology.
  4. A Philosophy of Teaching Statement outlining the principles that the applicant believes are essential to effective teaching and learning and will guide his or her work as a teacher.
  5. A Volunteer/Work Experience Record.
  6. Two Confidential Assessment Forms. At least one referee should be a former employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant's suitability to work with children between the ages of 5 and 14 years.
  7. Evidence of proficiency in computer knowledge and use.
  8. Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia's English Language Requirement.

 

 

 

 

Applicants to the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program require levels of English Language Proficiency consistent with Alberta Education’s requirements for certification.

Applicants who completed their undergraduate degree in a language other than English require an overall score of 98 and the following minimum scores on each component of the TOEFL-iBT:

  • 27 in Speaking
  • 25 in Writing
  • 23 in Listening
  • 23 in Reading

 

 

 

 

Environmental Health

Due to changes in the work requirements for the practicum component of the Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) program, international students are unable to pursue this program.  International students that obtain Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident/Landed Immigrant of Canada status in the future are welcome to apply to this program at that time.

Concordia welcomes international students to apply to the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice as an alternative if they meet admission requirements. For more information, please contact the Student and Enrolment Services Office:

Telephone: +1-780-479-9220
Email: intlstudents@concordia.ab.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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