Alumni and Donors,
Our work in the College of Education is centered on two main goals: Delivering top quality degree granting programs and producing high quality research for mobilization into academic and practitioner communities. Within this work, we are steadfast in our commitment to Aboriginal education, and in ensuring that we maintain meaningful reciprocal relationships with our partners to improve learning and service in pre-K-12 education throughout the province of Saskatchewan both in provincial and First Nation communities. Our faculty have strong records in teaching; in research, scholarly and artistic work; and in public service.
Our undergraduate and graduate student programs are vibrant with activity and innovation. Along with our commitment to continuous improvement to our undergraduate program, we are currently developing and delivering inquiry courses in a variety of areas, including early learning, English as an additional language, assessment for learning, science inquiry, additional math inquiry, spirituality, curriculum development, and more. We are also creating certificate programs in Indigenous languages, practical and applied arts, early childhood education, and in English as an additional language. Lastly, we are investigating a masters of professional health certificate, as well as buiding upon our school and counselling program to better meet school division and student needs throughout the province.
Saskatoon has a rich history of Teacher Education and the College of Education is proud of its roots in teacher training and development, boasting upwards of 30,000 alumni in its 80 year history. We currently register approximately 350 undergraduate students each year, and in the fall of 2014 saw upwards of 320 students head into internships within rural and urban provincial school divisions and First Nations Communities. Our graduate student programs are vibrant with activity and innovation, with over 600 local, national, and international students registered in avariety of different graduate and post-graduate programs. We are grateful to the many partnerships that have supported our students, and look forward to continuing to grow as a culturally diverse, robust and innovative center for teacher training in Saskatchewan.
We are committed to our goals, proud of our current students and alumni, and honored to be contributing to teaching and learning throughout the province of Saskatchewan and beyond.
Dean, College of Education