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Education - 4 Year Program

Program Start: 5 September 2017 - In Session
Location: Melfort
Credit Granting Institution: U of R
Length: 4 years


Complete the full four-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in your home community!  Cumberland College is pleased to be offering another Community-Based Bachelor of Education Program in Elementary Education from the University of Regina.

The Community-Based Bachelor of Education Program (Cumberland College - Melfort Campus) is designed to provide a unique cohort model of teacher education which support potential students in becoming teachers within their own communities.

A teacher can support the joy and wonder of learning that will last a lifetime. The Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education prepares students to have a significant, positive impact on the future lives of young people.

The diverse base of the Bachelor in Elementary Education Program equips students to work with young people, families, community members, and colleagues in and outside of education. Teachers can help to shape equitable learning situations for all children.


High School Admission Requirements:

• English Language Arts A30 and B30
• One 30-level math or science course
• One 30-level language, social science, or fine arts course
• One additional 30-level elective from science, mathematics, social science, language, fine arts--see website for detailed list:

B.Ed. Elementary Additional Requirements:

One of the following:
• Math A30
• Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 30
• Foundations of Mathematics 30
• Pre-calculus 30

Additional Requirements:
• Minimum average of 65%
• Teaching related experiences and essay content are also factors in selection


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many students will be accepted?  Approximately 30 students will be accepted into the cohort program.

  2. When is the application deadline?  The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.  Students will apply online directly to the U of R and indicate they plan to enroll in the Cumberland College cohort in Melfort.  Students should hear about their acceptance near the end of April.   Students are also asked to complete the Cumberland College online application in order to receive program updates and other communication about the program.

  3. How do I apply? There is a 2 step application process (you must do both)  a) Apply to Cumberland College at the top of this page by using the green apply button b) Apply to the University of Regina at  There you will need to:
    • Create a login ID and PIN
    • Click on "Application Level: Undergraduate"
    • Click on "Application Type: Teacher Education Application
    • When you come to the "Planned Course of Study" section, choose "Elementary-Cumberland College (Melfort Campus)
  4. Is mature admission possible?  If you are over 21, you can apply as a mature student.  Please refer to the U of R Undergraduate Calendar 2.4.6 for details.

  5. Will I only be able to teach K-6?  Although this is a K-6 program, you will have the option of teaching Grades 7 – 9 and can possibly intern in secondary.

  6. What is the class schedule? 

    B.Ed Schedule of Classes 2017- 2021
      Fall Winter Notes

    Year 1


    ECS 100

    ENGL 100

    INDG 100

    KHS 139

    MATH 101

    Fine Arts elective1

    Modern Language elective2

    Natural Science elective3

    ECS 110

    ENGL 110 or INDG 208

    1 Fine arts courses include courses offered by the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance

    2 An Indigenous language course such as Cree or Dene is suggested.

    3 Select natural science courses from astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics or an approved natural science

    Year 2


    ECE 200 (Fall only)

    ESCI 302

    ECS 200

    ECS 210

    ELNG 200

    ECE 325 (Winter only)

    SOC 213 or Approved Elective4

    Approved Elective4

    Approved Elective4

    Approved Elective4

    4 A list of approved courses is available from the Student Program Centre in the Faculty of Education

    Year 3


    EAES 310

    EFLD 060 (PLACE) (Fall only)

    EFLD 310 (Fall only)

    EMTH 310

    EPE 310

    ESCI 310

    ECS 3115 (Winter only)

    ECS 410 (Winter only)

    EFLD 3115 (Winter only)

    EHE 310

    ELNG 325

    ERDG 310

    ESST 310

    5 In order to pass ECS 311, students must also pass EFLD 311

    Year 4


    EFLD 405 (Internship)6 (15.0 credit hours)

    ECS 310 (Winter only)

    EPSY 400

    ERDG 425 or one of ELNG/ELIB/ELIT

    ECCU 400 or Approved Education elective7

    Open elective

    6 Connotes school-based placements.

    7 A list of approved courses is available from the Student Program Centre in the Faculty of Education


  7. When will the classes be offered?  In our earlier program, classes were offered in a block whenever possible to accommodate students who traveled.  The timetable may vary from year to year based on the scheduling of classroom space and the availability of instructors.

  8. What does it mean to be part of the cohort?  You will be committing to the cohort model which means you intend to complete the full four years through Cumberland College.  You will be allowed to bring transfer credit into the program but once the cohort begins, we ask that you do not enroll in courses outside the program.

  9. How are the courses offered?  Most, if not all, of the classes will be taught face-to-face with an instructor in Melfort.  With the previous program, all but one class was face-to-face.

  10. Do you know all of the classes that will be offered?  At this time, the approved electives have not yet been determined.

  11. Are there scholarships available?  Cumberland College has a generous scholarship program, awarding over $110,000 in awards annually! Bachelor of Education students will be eligible to apply for awards in consecutive years. Students beginning their studies at Cumberland College can apply for one of 25 Entrance Scholarships valued at $2000 each, 5 of which are designated exclusively for Indigenous students. Applications for Entrance Awards are completed online through our website with a deadline of April 30. Once students are actively attending classes at Cumberland College, they are eligible to apply for a wide assortment of general awards.  The application for deadline for these awards is January 31 of each year.  In addition to our local awards program, Bachelor of Education students are also eligible to apply for U of R scholarships.

  12. What are the costs?  Cumberland College is purchasing the program from the University of Regina.  Since it costs a little more to offer courses off-campus, tuition will be slightly higher.  For example, if the U of R tuition is $708/class, the tuition at Cumberland College would be approximately $779/class.  Remember that you will save money by living at home which can save you up to $10,000 per year!

  13. Where will I intern?  North East School Division (NESD) has worked closely with Cumberland College and the University of Regina to ensure that the students receive field placements within the region. Besides the NESD, students may be placed in other local school divisions or in First Nations communities.  The University of Regina tries to accommodate student’s top 3 choices for location and top 3 choices for grades to intern.