About the Department

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION is committed to preparing teachers-in-training to meet the challenges they will face in the school setting. Our course offerings provide Education students with skills in the areas of classroom and behavior management, interpersonal communications, evaluation of their students' academic performance, guidance and counseling, and provide insight into development and learning to assist teachers in their professional responsibilities.

If you are a registered graduate student with the Department of Educational Psychology, you can check the EdPsych Grad Student Home Page for information.

Saskatoon is a city of over 200,000 people. Established on the banks of the South Saskatchewan river in the late 1800's by a group of settlers looking for Utopia, it was named after the Cree word for an indigenous wild berry. The city boasts several museums such as the Western Development Museum and its popular mainstreet Boomtown 1910. Six thousand years of habitation can be explored at the new Wanuskewin Heritage Park. As a cultural base, Saskatoon hosts several professional and amateur theatre groups, a symphony orchestra and numerous art galleries. Many festivals and special events are celebrated annually from Winterfest in February, to the ethnic celebrations of Folkfest and Vesna to the renowned Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, and to the innovative Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. For sports enthusiasts, the city offers many golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts, biking and cross-country ski trails. Saskatoon is in the heart of a province known for its agricultural bounty and is centrally placed as the major headquarters for several mining and exploration companies.

The University of Saskatchewan, founded in 1907, overlooks the South Saskatchewan River. The campus occupies 147 hectares, Innovation Place, Western Canada's first operating research park, and the University farm and experimental plots occupy the remainder. This campus is one of the most attractive in Canada, thanks to its distinctive architecture and landscaping. Today, we are one of Canada's major post-secondary educational institutions. During regular session, our daytime, degree enrolment totals more than 18,000 students (16,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduates). The variety of our educational offerings, provided through 13 colleges and two schools, is among the widest in the country. Through art, drama, music, dance and literature, our University enriches the cultural experience of people throughout Saskatchewan.