It’s about more than becoming a teacher. The skills you learn in the
College of Education can take you to the classroom, out into the community
or around the world:
- Elementary or High School Teacher
- Home Economics or Industrial Arts Teacher
- Adult Educator
- Community Program Coordinator
- Computer Teacher
- Curriculum Developer
- Educational Administrator
- English as a Second Language Instructor
- High School Counselor or Academic Advisor
- International Teacher
- Instructional Designer
- Library Technician or Teacher Librarian
- Literacy Instructor/Coordinator
- Resource Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
- Vocational Teacher
- Youth Worker
- Or almost anything you want…
For information on employment on and off campus check out http://students.usask.ca/support/employment/
A Stepping Stone….
A Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is the beginning of
a long career in academia, education, community, business, politics, or
government. The graduate studies program in the College of Education offers
opportunities to advance your education in the areas of educational administration
(leadership), educational foundations (social justice, Aboriginal, anti-racist,
lifelong and ecological education), educational psychology and special
education (school counseling, special education and applied measurement
and evaluation), and educational curriculum (teacher librarian, educational
communications and technology and curriculum).
Our Alumni Include:
- Freda Ahenakew, B.Ed. 1979, one of the most distinguished Aboriginal
scholars in Canada, first spoke Cree but studied English and French.
Since then, her works on the language, culture, and history of the Cree
people range from classroom readers and workbooks used across the country
to popular lectures, children’s
books, and scholarly research papers on language and linguistics.
- Colette Bourgonje, BSPE 1984 and B.Ed. 1985, a multi-medal winning
paralympian, has won numerous national championships, five world championships
and four Paralympic Games including: Albertville, Lillihammer, Nagano
and Salt Lake City. Colette won two silver medals at Nagano in 1998
in the 2,500m and 5,000m.
- Sharon Butula, B.Ed. 1962, is the author of sixteen books of both
fiction and non-fiction, a number of which have been on the Canadian
bestseller list, with The Perfection of the Morning, being on the list
for a year.
- Richard Dube, BMUSED 1994 and M.Ed. 2007, founded the Heart of the
City program, a program which provides free piano lessons for youth
in Saskatchewan cities, which has significantly impacted the lives of
hundreds of at-risk-youth. The lessons are taught by volunteers including
students from the Music Department at the University of Saskatchewan.
- Blaine Favel, B.Ed. 1987, served for four-years as Grand Chief of
the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations where he was instrumental
in founding the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and the First Nations
Bank of Canada.
- Joseph Handley, former Northwest Territories Premier, B.Ed. 1968
and M.Ed. 1970, received a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for
his work in politics in 2008.
- The Honourable Dr. Lynda Haverstock, B.Ed. 1972 and M.Ed. 1977, served
as Saskatchewan’s 19th Lieutenant Governor from February of 2000 to
July of 2006.
- Dave King, BAPE 1971 and B.Ed. 1972, coached in the National Hockey
League (teams included the Calgary Flames and the Columbus Blue Jackets),
then coached Team Canada for the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olylmpics and
went on to coach in Europe.
- Diane Jones Konihowski, B.Ed. 1975, represented Canada for 17 years
in the sport of track & field in the event of pentathlon. During that
time she was named to three Olympic Teams, was ranked #1 in the world
in 1975 and 1978, and won over 70 national championships.
- Gene Makowsky, B.Ed. 1997, played Offensive Lineman for the winning
Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2007 Grey Cup.
- Gary Merasty, B.Ed. 1991 and M.Ed. 2003, began his term as the Member
of Parliament for the riding of Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River
in 2006. To date, he is the first and only Status First Nations person
elected to the House of Commons from Saskatchewan.
- Barrie Wigmore, B.Ed. 1962, moved to the United States in 1970 to
work for investment banker Goldman, Sachs, & Co. He founded the firm’s
Public Utility Department dealing with electric and gas utilities, telephone
companies, and natural gas pipelines around the world and became a Partner