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Through innovative programming, integrated on-campus and field study opportunities, and the support of experienced and caring faculty, you will be prepared to succeed from the first day of classes through to graduation.


Quick facts
  • 4 year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

The Bachelor of Education program is designed for future educators wanting to teach students in a variety of educational institutions, including K to 12 schools. You will specialize in two teaching areas to concentrate your expertise in specific subjects.

You'll be able to focus on either Elementary/Middle Years or Secondary (high school) education.

A first-year schedule sample

Depending on your choice of level and teaching areas, there is flexibility in the classes you take towards your Education degree. You will enrol in Education classes and Education Learning Communities, you’ll choose two different teaching areas, and you may have some electives to enhance your program.

Below is an example of what your first year might look like, if you're in the Secondary level with a Teaching Area 1 of biology and a Teaching Area 2 of Chemistry:

CourseDescription

Fall Term
EDLC 101.0 Education Learning Community On Campus
EFDT 101.3 Introduction to Education
ENG 110.6 Literature and Composition
BIOL 120.3 The Nature of Life
CHEM 112.3 General Chemistry I Structure Bonding and Properties of Materials
INDG 107.3 Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies

Winter Term
EDLC 102.0 Education Learning Community in Our City
ECUR 165.3 Introduction to Teaching in Secondary Schools
ENG 110.6 Literature and Composition
BIOL 121.3 The Diversity of Life
CHEM 115.3 General Chemistry II Chemical Processes
SOC 203.3 Race and Ethnic Relations in Canada

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

Here are just a few of the classes that are part of the Bachelor of Education degree:

EFDT 301: Educator Identity in Contexts Anti Oppressive and Ethical Beginnings
This course will have a central focus on an anti-racist and anti-oppressive examination of self and learners, with an understanding that education is an ethical and political act. Specific attention will be paid to the Saskatchewan context. Teacher candidates will connect these understandings to teaching practice as they develop their professional identities.

EDST 321: Field Experience Learning in Contexts
This component of field study focuses on community and place-based learning in alternate sites of educational practice that offer an integrated and orienting place-based experience. In addition, teacher candidates will engage in weekly school-based experiences where they will engage with learners to more deeply understand and apply learning in contexts including instruction strategies, planning and adapting, assessment and evaluation, and the effective use of technology.

EXPR 422: Professional Internship Field Experience
The extended practicum is a period of intensive field study experience where interns are expected to develop and demonstrate program outcomes in the categories of professional, knowledge, instructional and curricular competency. Interns will work with one or more co-operating teachers and will function as professionals-in-training, engaging with students and their families, and working alongside colleagues on a regular and in-depth basis, team-teaching, planning units, lessons and other school-based programs, and progressing toward a full teaching load within their school context. Assessment for internship will address Ministry of Education teacher competency goals within the framework of the Professional Growth Portfolio (PGP).

Hands-on learning

There is no better place to learn to be an effective teacher than in schools, working directly with students. At uSask, we ensure that you will have multiple opportunities to put your teaching skills to work.

  • Pre-practicum field experiences: early in your studies, you will receive invaluable school experience and an introduction to working as an educator.
  • Extended practicum: in your final year of study, you will benefit from an extensive, 16-week placement under the supervision of a collaborating (mentor) teacher. This hands-on experience will give you the confidence to commence full-time teaching upon graduation.
Indigenous Education

The inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and worldview is a vital component to education in Canada, and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has mandated the inclusion of First Nation, Inuit and Métis content in all subject areas from K-12. We are committed to providing the resources, opportunities, scholarly research and materials needed to provide teacher candidates with the tools necessary to fulfill this mandate, and we are proud to have one of the largest numbers of Indigenous education alumni in the world.

Careers

The skills you develop in the College of Education can take you to the classroom, out into the community or around the world. Just a few of the careers our graduates pursue include:

  • Pre-K to 12 teacher
  • Adult educator
  • Advocate
  • Youth worker
  • Community program coordinator
  • Library services
  • Politician
  • Educational administrator
  • Curriculum developer
  • Instructional designer
  • High school counsellor or Academic advisor
  • Writer
  • Artist
  • Musician
  • Business/management
  • Communications
  • Health and recreation

Once you graduate and after you receive your teaching certificate from the province of Saskatchewan, you will be certified to teach any grade from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Tuition estimates

Canadian studentsInternational students
Tuition $6,134 $15,948
Fees $835 $835
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $8,469 $18,283

Tuition will vary depending  on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load (the maximum number of courses allowed).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

The Bachelor of Education degree is offered by the College of Education. You have two options when completing this program: 

Elementary/Middle Years

If you want to teach students in Kindergarten through Grade 8, choose the Elementary/Middle Years level. The curriculum offers a general approach to various subjects to provide a wide exposure to the subjects and teaching methods you will use in elementary and middle years classrooms.

Secondary

If you want to teach students in Grades 9 through 12, choose the Secondary level. You will specialize in two teaching areas to concentrate your expertise in specific high school subjects.

As part of your Education degree, you will choose two teaching areas in which to specialize. These subject areas are closely aligned with the Saskatchewan pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 curriculum areas:

  • Arts education
  • English language arts
  • Indigenous studies
  • Mathematics
  • Modern languages
  • Physical education
  • Science
  • Social sciences / social studies

As part of your Education degree, you will choose two teaching areas in which to specialize. These subject areas are closely aligned with Saskatchewan pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 curriculum areas:

This five-year program is designed for students who intend to teach Physical Education at the Secondary level. Students enrol in the College of Kinesiology and apply for admission to the College of Education at the end of Year 3; admission is limited to approximately 25 students each year.

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Early AdmissionFinal Deadline
Fall
September 2018
Dec 1, 2017
Documents due: Dec 15, 2017
Feb 15, 2018
Documents due: Mar 1, 2018

Special consideration

Applicants have the opportunity to provide an optional statement at the time of application that outlines extenuating or special circumstances that might have affected an applicant’s admissibility.  The College of Education also provides applicants with the opportunity to declare membership in an equity category, if they choose to do so.

In cases where applicants may not otherwise be accepted, applicants will be asked to provide contact information for two references who can attest to their knowledge, skills, and disposition in support of special consideration for admission.

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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