About

The Language Teacher Education Program (LTEP) is designed for students from Indigenous communities and French communities within Saskatchewan and across Canada who wish to teach Prekindergarten to Grade 8 educational programs that offer Cree and French.


Quick facts
  • Four year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school

What you will learn

The LTEP route supports teacher candidates by offering teaching area and methodology courses in Cree or French, as well as coursework that focuses on teaching in second language settings.

This diverse, one-of-a kind program brings English, French and Indigenous language learners together with a focus on language revitalization and culture and responds to the needs of practicing professionals in school systems where second-language programs (immersion, bilingual and core) are currently delivered or in the development stages.

LTEP courses within this new program route will focus on second language pedagogy, curricula and assessment knowledge as well as specific attention to culture, identity and language revitalization. Providing Cree and French Education courses will deepen the professional study for teacher candidates and respects the Saskatchewan Professional Teacher Regulatory Board (SPTRB) requirements for teacher certification in Saskatchewan.

Students in the LTEP program will take four education methodology courses in either French or Cree (depending on their focus).

Requirements (15 credit units)


Students in the Cree stream of the program will be required to take these four courses:
Course Description
ECUR 304.3 Cree Literacy in the Early Years
ECUR 315.3 Cree Mathematics in the Early Years
ECUR 321.3 Cree Science in the Early Years
ECUR 384.3 Cree Social Studies in the Early Years

Students in the French stream of the program will be required to take these four courses:
Course Description
ECUR 306.3 Methods in Teaching Early/Middle Years French Language Arts
ECUR 319.3 Methods in Teaching Early/Middle Years French Mathematics
ECUR 329.3 Methods in Teaching Early/Middle Years Science in French
ECUR 385.3 Methods in Teaching Early/Middle Years French Social Studies

All students will be required to enrol in the following course:
Course Description
ECUR 412.3 Examining Place, Purpose, Programs, and Proficiency for Language Learners

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

A first-year schedule sample

Below is an example of what your first year might look like

Cree Stream (Early Years – Prekindergarten to Grade 3)

Fall Term
Course Description
EDLC 101.0 Education Learning Community On Campus
EFDT 101.3 Introduction to Education
ENG 113.3 Literature and Composition Reading Narrative
CREE 101.6 Introductory Cree
MATH 150.3 Mathematics for Early and Middle Years Teachers
INDG 107.3 Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies
Winter Term
EDLC 102.0 Education Learning Community in Our City
ECUR 164.3 Is This a Course About Science?
CREE 101.6 Introductory Cree (continued)
KIN 146.3 Physical Activity and School Aged Children and Youth
ART 110.3 Art Today Ideas and Practices
ANTH 111.3 One World Many Peoples Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

French Stream (Early/Middle Years – Prekindergarten to Grade 8)

Fall Term
Course Description
EDLC 101.0 Education Learning Community On Campus
EFDT 101.3 Introduction to Education
ENG 113.3 Literature and Composition Reading Narrative
FREN 122.3 Intermediate French I or FREN 212.3 Advanced French I
MATH 150.3 Mathematics for Early and Middle Years Teachers
INDG 107.3 Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies
Winter Term
EDLC 102.0 Education Learning Community in Our City
ECUR 164.3 Is This a Course About Science?
FREN 125.3 Intermediate French II or FREN 218.3 Advanced French II
KIN 146.3 Physical Activity and School Aged Children and Youth
MUS 111.3 History of Popular Music
GEOL 108.3 The Earth and How It Works

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

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.
Opportunities

The courses will assist teacher candidates in developing a pedagogical understanding of second language acquisition as it pertains to teaching specific subject areas within the Saskatchewan curricula. It will also deepen their understanding of language, culture and identity to foster language revitalization, gain proficiency in the language of instruction and develop cross-cultural awareness.

Students within this program will become a cohort of learners where they will collaboratively be in Pursuit of Truth and Understanding. The courses will provide life-long learning opportunities in respect to identity, culture, and language revitalization.

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-8. 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 Grade 12 teacher
  • Adult educator
  • Advocate
  • Youth worker
  • Community program coordinator
  • Library services
  • Politician
  • Educational administrator
  • Curriculum developer

A Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is just the beginning of a long career in education, academia, community, business, politics or government.

Graduate programs in the College of Education offer opportunities to advance your skills and expertise in the areas of educational administration, educational foundations, educational psychology and special education, and curriculum studies.

Tuition estimates

Canadian students International students
Tuition $6,696 $18,280
Fees $947 $947
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $9,143 $20,727

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 (2019-2020 Canadian dollar rates).
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.

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Early AdmissionFinal Deadline
Fall
September 2021
Dec 1, 2020
Documents due: Dec 15, 2020
Feb 15, 2021
Documents due: Mar 1, 2021

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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