|Deadline for applications for the Practical and Applied Arts program is February 15 - NOT May 1.
Use the general University of Saskatchewan application form and indicate your interest in the College of Education - Home Economics or Industrial Arts.
Share your skills and passion to inspire others by teaching students in the Practical and Applied Arts (PAA). Invest in the future of tomorrow’s students and families. These opportunities and more are available when you choose the Practical and Applied Arts program at the University of Saskatchewan.
|Learn more about the Practical and Applied Arts (PAA)
programming at the University of Saskatchewan.
In Saskatchewan the term PAA refers to programming covered in areas related to agriculture, business, home & hospitality, natural resources, and trades. Other provinces and countries may refer to these areas of instruction as career and/or technology education.
At the University of Saskatchewan we offer programming in Home Economics, Industrial Arts, and Vocational Technical Education.
Home Economics focuses on the family unit: ecosystems, consumerism, living environments, financial management, politics, and clothing and textiles. The hands on practical courses are perfect for teaching these traditional skills.
Interested in Computer Assisted Drafting, or Cabinetry and Construction? Want to learn about Welding, Electricity and Electronics, Small Engines and Automotives? Industrial Arts is the program for you if you enjoy a combination of theoretical and hands on education, and would like to learn to teach life skills to today’s youth.
If you currently possess a journeyperson’s certificate you may be eligible to be part of the Vocational Technical Certificate or Vocational Technical Degree program. In this program your trade becomes your first teaching area and the College of Education will provide the opportunity for you to be able to pass those skills on to others.
The University of Saskatchewan is the only institution in the province where you can access the courses necessary for certification as a teacher in the Practical and Applied Arts. The U of S offers a four-year direct-entry program that provides you with the background to assist students with an interest in attaining practical knowledge in the applied arts.
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.
*Students may be admitted with one deficiency among these subjects. The deficient subject must be completed prior to the student entering their second year of study.
Specific admission requirements can be found online at explore.usask.ca