Practice your skills in a triple-wide gym. Make your mark on the future. Ready yourself to teach others. Set your goals high. Go forward and inspire tomorrow’s children. Benefit from a unique skill set that combines both Kinesiology and Education. These opportunities and more are available when you choose the Combined Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Kinesiology program at the University of Saskatchewan.
This five-year program is designed for students who intend to teach Physical Education at the secondary level. Students begin their career as a student at the University of Saskatchewan in the College of Kinesiology. They spend three-years completing the requirements for the Kinesiology portion of the combined program and then apply to the College of Education. Once accepted students will complete an additional two years and graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education Degree.
Graduate with two degrees in five years. Combined degree students have a very concentrated knowledge of the physical education teaching area and are comfortable teaching almost immediately due to their intense preparation.
Field experiences are an integral part of the education program at the University of Saskatchewan, and will enable teacher candidates to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge about teaching as they observe students and work with individuals and small groups as well as whole classes. The faculty team and field experience coordinators will engage with teacher candidates in practical field experiences, to provide opportunities for discussion about what is learned, and to understand in depth the role of schools and teaching in Canadian society.
The field experiences offered will not simply be a chance to practice ideas learned in university classes, but will support the developing understanding of what it means to be a teaching professional. Teacher candidates will learn from many teachers and support staff in school settings, from the members of a faculty team, and from peers. Teacher candidates will also be encouraged to undertake a range of teaching and learning activities in the field throughout the program, but especially in student teaching and the internship.
Student teaching will take a variety of forms from short school visits on a weekly basis to three week long teaching periods depending on the program chosen. Internship occurs in the final year of the program, is sixteen weeks in length and allows for deep exploration and involvement in classroom and school activities, under the mentorship and support of both an experienced teacher and college supervisor.
Beginning in their third year of study, students are paired with a partner school where assignments can be completed in an active learning environment. At the start of a teacher candidate’s fourth year they are completely submerged in an extensive field experience for a supervised 16 week period – full-time teaching for two of those weeks.
The admission requirements for the Combined Kinesiology/Education degrees can be found here.
The deadline to apply is February 15 of the admission year and the application form is available online.
The deadline for completing pre-requisite courses is June 30 of the admission year.
Applicants pay a $75 non-refundable fee and admission is based on your grade point average on the 95 – 100 credit units of pre-requisite courses.
Submit applications to the Programs Office in the College of Education.
Specific admission requirements can be found online at explore.usask.ca.