Teaching Areas

Teaching Areas can be found in the Course and Program Catalogue . 

  • Elementary/Middle Years Teaching Areas can be found under Program Requirements >  Elementary/Middle Years Program Requirements
  • Secondary Teaching Areas can be found under Program Requirements >  Secondary Program Requirements

Each program has a Teaching Area 1 List and a Teaching Area 2 List

Education Electives

  • Not all classes are offered every year, check the current list of Education Electives for the Upcoming Term (below).
  • Some courses have pre-requisites
  • For most courses, enrolment is limited to Education students.
  • Some courses are available in Spring and Summer Session.
  • Some courses are available by independent study.

The U of S Course Calendar also has the most recent edition of classes available for each term.
For course descriptions, check the Course Catalogue.

* Not all Electives are offered each year.
Educational Administration (EADM)
  • EADM 422.3 - Leading Organizations: An Introduction to Leadership Theory and Practice
  • EADM 424.3 - The Diligent Leader
  • EADM 425.3 -  Legal and Institutional Contexts of Education
Art Education (EART)
  • EART 303.3 - Methods in Elementary Visual Art
  • EART 331.3 - Methods in Secondary Visual Art
  • EART 421.3 - Ceramics for Teachers
  • EART 433.3 - Advanced Methodology in Art Education
Curriculum Studies (ECUR)
  • ECUR 291.3 - Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language
  • ECUR 271.3 - Developing Writing Abilities
  • ECUR 349.3 - Methods in Middle Years and Secondary Drama
  • ECUR 362.3 - Introduction to Principles and Practices of Second Language Teaching
  • ECUR 373.3 - Childrens Literature Elementary
  • ECUR 376.3 - Introduction to Literacy Education Middle Grades
  • ECUR 378.3 - Creative Activities in Elementary and Middle Years Language Arts
  • ECUR 391.3 - Theory of Second Language Learning and Methods of Skill Development
  • ECUR 393.3 - Advanced Methods in Teaching English as Second Language
  • ECUR 398.3 - Advanced Methods in Teaching English as Second Language
  • ECUR 401.3 - Teaching and Learning in Community Education
  • ECUR 402.3 - Language Schools Society
  • ECUR 405.3 - Seminar on Learning and Teaching in Middle Years
  • ECUR 442.3 - Emergent Literacy in Elementary English Language
  • ECUR 444.3 - Assessment and Instruction of Children Experiencing Reading Difficulties
  • ECUR 472.3 - Methods in Middle Years and Secondary Writing
  • ECUR 475.3 - The Study of Language for Secondary School Teachers
Educational Foundations (EFDT)
  • EDFT 482.3 - Women and Education
  • EDFT 486.3 - Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education
Music Education (EMUS)
  • EMUS 303.3 - Teaching Music in Elementary/Middle Schools
Educational Psychology & Special Education (EPSE)
  • EPSE 390.3 - Exceptional Learner
  • EPSE 414.3 - Exceptional Learners: Classroom Implications
  • EPSE 416.3 -  Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling
  • EPSE 417.3 - Introduction to Counseling Psychology
Educational Technology and Design (ETAD)
  • ETAD 370.3 - Survey of Microcomputer Applications in Educational Environments
  • ETAD 402.3 - Multimedia Design and Production
  • ETAD 404.3 - Designing E-learning Environments for Education
  • ETAD 460.3 - Introduction to Educational Communications and Technology
  • ETAD 470.3 - Design and Use of Online Learning Resources
  • ETAD 474.3 - Mass Communication and Media Literacy Studies for Educators
  • ETAD 476.3 - Video Production for Education
  • ETAD 478.3 - Still Photography in Education

*Be sure to check that you have the required prerequisites.

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Title

CRN

Mode

Days

Times

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECUR 291 – Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language

40111

WEB

May 10 – Aug 15

 

Pre-requisite:  ENG 110.6 or equivalent

ECUR 391 – Theory of Second Language Learning and Methods of Skills Development

40513

WEB

May 10 – Aug 15

 

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 291

ECUR 393 – Advanced Methods in Teaching English as Second Language

41278

WEB

May 10 – Aug 15

 

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 391

ECUR 415 – Current Issues in English as an Additional Language

41330

WEB

May 10 – Aug 15

 

 

ECUR 498 – Teaching Indigenous Science

41312

WEB & LEC

May 15, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 29, 31

See class search for specific times

Pre-requisite:  INDG 107.3.  For departmental approval please send name and U of S student number to email:  ecur.office@usask.ca

EPSE 414 – Exceptional Learners Classroom Implications

40429

WEB

May 10 – June 23

 

Pre- or Co-requisite:  EPSE 390

EPSE 417 – Introduction to Counselling Psychology

60873

WEB

June 29 – Aug 15

 

Pre-requisite:  EPSE 390 or EPSE 302, or department approval.

*Be sure to check that you have the required prerequisites.

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Title

CRN

Mode/Day/Time

Instructor

Notes

ECUR 291 – Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language

80609

84233

Web

TBA

Pre-requisite:  Eng 110.6 or equivalent

ECUR 391 – Theory of Second Language Learning and Methods of Skills Development

86696

Web

TBA

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 291

ECUR 349 – Methods in Middle Years and Secondary Drama

83671

Tues  6 – 9:05 pm

TBA

Methods for Drama teaching area (TA)

Elective for other TA’s

ETAD 402 – Multimedia Design and Production

83456

Tues 5 – 7:50 pm

TBA

Students with credit for ECMM 402 may not take this course for credit.

EPSE 441 – Introductory Statistics in Education

86481

Web

TBA

Pre or co-requisites:  EPSE 258, 302, 337, 390 or EDUC 202, or department approval

*Be sure to check that you have the required prerequisites.

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Title

CRN

Mode/Day/Time

Instructor

Notes

ECUR 291 – Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language

20761

23211

Web

 

TBA

Pre-requisite:  Eng 110.6 or equivalent

ECUR 391 – Theory of Second Language Learning and Methods of Skills Development

20762

Web

TBA

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 291

ECUR 393 – Advanced Methods in Teaching English as Second Language

27294

Web

TBA

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 391

EADM 422 – Leading Organizations: An Introduction to Leadership Theory & Practice

20635

Tues 10 am – 1 pm

TBA

 

Completion of 60 c.u. of university level courses prior to registration in this course is recommended

ECUR 362 – Introduction to Principles and Practices of Second Language Teaching

22157

Tues 5 – 8 pm

TBA

Methods course for TA Modern Languages; Elective for other TA’s

EFDT 422 – Critical Intersecting Anti-Racist Pedagogy

27232

Tues 5 – 8 pm

TBA

Pre-requisites:  completion of the B.Ed. internship and one of EFDT 301, EDUC 301, or EFDT 335.  Students with credit for EFDT 498 Special Topics: Pedagogy Intersecting Anti-Racist Education” will not receive credit for this course.

EFDT 435 – Critical Perspectives in Educational Thought

20290

Tues 1 – 4 pm

TBA

Pre-requisite:  EXPR 422.15 (internship)

EFDT 486 – Queering our Schools and Communities

TBA

4 weekends – TBA

 

TBA

 

EPSE 414 - Exceptional Learners: Classroom Implications

21668 24482

WEB

TBA

Formerly EDEXC 414

Pre- or Co-requisite:  EPSE 390

EPSE 448 – Assessing Classroom Learning

20671

WEB

TBA

Pre-requisite(s): EPSE 258, 302, 337, 390, or EDUC 302, or department approval

 

ETAD 402 - Multimedia Design and Production

23769

 

Tues 1 – 3:50 pm

TBA

Students with credit for ECMM 402 may not take this course for credit.

Inquiry Project 411

EADM 411 (Two Sections:  02 & 04) – Instructors: Janet Okoko 
Wednesday 1 – 3:50 pm

Community Partnerships in Education
This course is meant to familiarize student teachers with the theory, and practice surrounding principles of community partnerships in school improvement.  Student will be exposed to concepts, functions, processes, issues and frameworks developing meaningful partnerships with families, and the broader community, for school improvement. This will be done to provide students with a basis for inquiry about reciprocal approaches to partnering with the community to address societal needs through teaching and learning. Emphasis will be on issues in a Saskatchewan educational, social and cultural context.

ECUR 411 (02) – Instructor:  Tracy Walker
Wednesday 9 – 11:50 am

Experiential Learning & Open Inquiry through the Scientific Process
This course is an experiential learning opportunity focused on inquiry within a science context. In this course you will pursue two concurrent inquiries. As professionals, you will reflect on pedagogical approaches to integrating learning through inquiry in your classroom. As learners, you will design and conduct your own scientific experiment, possibly using equipment at Canada's only synchrotron, the Canadian Light Source. You will build theoretical knowledge and practical abilities through investigation and integration of learning theory, the encultured nature of knowledge, curricula, teaching approaches and strategies, assessment, information communication technologies and other topics, as they connect to each phase of the science process while considering your identity, practice, role and responsibilities as a teacher.

EFDT 411 (02) – Instructor:  Dianne Miller
Tuesday 1 – 3:50 pm

School and community gardens as sites of teaching and learning
In this course, teacher candidates will be able to inquire into the multi-faceted opportunities for learning that school and community gardens provide.  We will investigate the history of school gardens, what drives their current popularity, and how they can be developed and used to meet outcomes across the curriculum for every age-level, as well as produce nutritious food. We will consider broad issues of sustainability, food production, food security, and food sovereignty.  We will learn about and actively participate in programs and schools within Saskatoon that promote school and/or community gardens and learn how to “create a garden of possibilities” for our indoor and outdoor classrooms. (http://www.littlegreenthumbs.org/)

EFDT 411 (04) – Instructor:  Howard Woodhouse
Wednesday 1300 - 1550
Inquiry Learning:  Where did it come from, and why?
The inquiry method of learning and teaching has become increasingly important both in the College of Education and the schools of Saskatchewan.  In this course, we shall trace its historical and philosophical origins from the early 20th century to the present day.  Among the topics to be discussed will be the following: practice of inquiry in the classroom; inquiry as recitation and questioning; inquiry as problem posing; the Philosophy for Children movement; activism as inquiry; critical inquiry; discursive communities; storytelling as inquiry; ethics and inquiry; inquiring into themes of care; and educating for the 21st century.

EFDT 411 (06) – Instructor:  Lynn Lemisko
Thursdays 5 – 7:50 pm
Educating for Democracy:  How did we get here?  And where to from here?
As Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation, it is important to consider how teaching and learning across the curriculum has shaped citizen understandings of democracy and nationhood.  To answer questions about ‘where to from here’, it is important to understand past and present perspectives about educating for democracy in order to ensure sound approaches for the future.  This course offers teacher candidates the opportunity to inquire into issues connected to educating for democracy using a historical approach to knowledge construction.  Seminars will engage teacher candidates in the use of historical document analysis methodologies, including the examination, interpretation and critique of both primary and secondary source material so that they can develop an independent or interdependent inquiry project to explore issues connected to educating for democracy across the curriculum using a historical lens.   Teacher candidates will actively engage in the construction of their own understanding of past and present issues, along with speculating about the future by engaging with assigned readings, analyzing and critiquing source material, interacting with each other and the professor, and completing the inquiry project assignments independently or in small groups. 

EFDT 411 (86) – Instructor:  Karla Jessen Williamson
Thursday 11:30 am – 2:20 pm
Topic:  TBA
Course description:  TBA

EPSE 411 (02) – Instructor:  Jennifer Nicol
Monday 9 – 11:50 am
Creativity in Education
This course is designed to facilitate self-directed learning opportunities for students who will make community connections and work collaboratively in small groups as they pursue topics that (a) enhance knowledge and understanding about creativity and the creative process; and (b) offer possibilities to augment student’s professional learning and teaching effectiveness. 

Forms and Checklists

Class Permit, Override, Late Enrolment and Permission Request forms for classes and information on the Student and Academic Affairs Committee are in the PAWS Education Channel.

Program Checklists of all classes and elected courses required to complete each type of program are also found in the PAWS Education Channel.

Ask an Advisor - advising.education@usask.ca

Academic Information and Policies

Academic Information and Policies can be found in the Course and Program Catalogue.
Click on the “Academic Information & Policies” tab.

Competency ePortfolios

Imagine the culmination of your B.Ed program where you could open a portfolio that holds exemplary assignments stored from years of teacher education.

As you lean forward, you are able to see completed unit and lesson plans, reflective essays, photographs of field experiences, and even video footage of demonstrations, as well as other evidence-based growth related to your professional learning journey. This kind of contemplation of learning over time is a part of reflective teaching and a hallmark of effective practice.

Your portfolio of competencies expands into sections that address particular topics related to Saskatchewan Teacher Education competencies: professonal/personal outcomes, knowledge outcomes, instructional outcomes, and curricular outcomes.

This is the vision for the ePortfolio in the College of Education-a tool that will support teacher candidates in reflective learning, towards a successful career path.

The College of Education has an ePortfolio server accessible at eportfolio.usask.ca.

This server uses the Mahara open source software and is not part of Blackboard or Paws.

All College of Education students have access to the ePortfolio opportunity.  The Saskatchewan Teacher Education Certification Competencies have been inserted into their accounts, and students may upload competency-based work into the appropriate areas.

Instructors are able to connect course syllabi to competency outcomes, supporting program alignment with the Ministry of Education, and instructors may also access these ePortfolios in order to assess student work.

Resources
  1. An example of an eportfolio (mostly elementary) with 1 entry per competency is here.
    A printable ms-word version is here.
    An example of an eportfolio (mostly secondary) with more than 1 entry per competency is here.
  2. An ePortfolio activity is here.
    This activity is designed to give you some practise in looking at student entries.
  3. An ePortfolio checklist is here.
    This document outlines what to emphasize and tell your students.

The College of Education has an eportfolio server accessible at eportfolio.usask.ca

This server uses the Mahara open source software and is not part of Blackboard or Paws.

All College of Education students have access to the ePortfolio opportunity. Based in the Saskatchewan Teacher Education Certification Competencies, students may  upload competency-based work to share with instructors, peers and co-operating teachers. 

Upon graduation, the ePortfolio can serve as a professional briefcase containing demonstrated skills related to employment.

Help Topics

  1. Logging in and finding your TECC collection
  2. Entering Basic Text
  3. Making your entries retractable
  4. Sharing your work with a Secret URL    Video Video  |  PDF
  5. Uploading a Lesson Plan

Professional Accountability

Students, staff, faculty, and instructors in the College of Education aspire to the high standards of professionalism associated with the teaching profession.

Awards

Scholarships and bursaries are available to returning students continuing in an undergraduate program and new, first-time students entering an undergraduate program. In addition to the U of S awards listed on these pages, many external agencies offer scholarships and awards to students across Saskatchewan and Canada. These awards are not adminstered by the university.

Teacher Certification

Procedures for Applying for Certification

Application form for Saskatchewan Teacher Certification

Teacher candidates can submit their application form anytime during their last year of study but cannot receive their teacher's license until all grades are on their transcripts.

Please read through the application form carefully and submit all relevant documentation to the Saskatchewan Teachers Regulatory Board. 

There are three possible scenarios when applying for your Teacher Certificate:

1. Previous Degree and 48 Credit Units of Education Coursework (Including Internship)

  • You do not require a letter from the College confirming the degree since your transcripts will show you have a previous degree and 48 credit units of Education. 
  • The Teachers Regulatory Board will require a copy of your transcripts after your internship grade has been posted.    
  • You need to send transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (including University of Saskatchewan) you have attended to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board and apply to graduate.

2. Finished Degree Requirements at End of Term 1

  • You need to apply to graduate.
  • Once your internship grade appears on your transcript  please email audrey.swan@usask.ca requesting that a letter be sent to the Teachers Regulatory Board confirming your degree since degree status will not appear on your transcripts until June. 
  • You do not need to send your University of Saskatchewan transcripts, but do need to send transcripts from any other post-secondary institutions you have attended to Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board.

3. Finished Bachelor of Education Requirements at End of Term 2

  • You do not need to request a letter from the college but instead confirmation of your degree is sent to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board as soon as possible after your final grades appear on your transcripts.  
  • You do not need to send your University of Saskatchewan transcripts but do need to send transcripts from any other post- secondary institutions you have attended to Saskatchewan Teachers Regulatory Board.

APPLY TO CONVOCATE BEFORE MARCH 31
The College of Education will send official University of Saskatchewan transcripts to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board once your degree appears on your transcripts in June.  We do not send transcripts from other post-secondary institutions so please arrange to send those transcripts directly to the Saskatchewan Teachers Regulatory Board.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM EDUCATOR SERVICES
Upon a review of our certification requirements, effective August 1, 2013, a current original Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Check) will be required for Saskatchewan graduates.  This new requirement is identified on the Saskatchewan Teacher’s Certificate Application Package Checklist and Application Form. Note: The CRC must be current (issued with the last three months) at the time of certification.

Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB)

Alberta

Teacher Certification

Alberta Education
Teacher Development & Certification
44 Capital Boulevard
10044 - 108 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5J 5E6

Telephone (780) 427-2045
Fax (780) 422-4199

New Brunswick

Teacher Certification

New Brunswick Department of Education
Teacher Certification
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

Telephone (506) 453-2785
Fax (506) 444-4761

Ontario

Teacher Certification

Ontario College of Teachers
Membership Services Department
6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON
M4W 3M5

Telephone (416) 961-8800
Fax (416) 961-2446

British Columbia

Teacher Certification

British Columbia College of Teachers
Director of Registration
400 - 2025 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1Z6

Telephone (604) 731-8170
Fax (604) 731-9142

Northwest Territories

Teacher Certification

Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture, and Employment
Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2L9

Telephone (867) 873-7392
Fax (867) 873-0338

Prince Edward Island

Teacher Certification

Department of Education
Teacher Certification
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8

Telephone (902) 368-6144
Fax (902) 368-4663

Manitoba

Teacher Certification

Manitoba Department of Education and Training
Professional Certification Unit
Box 700, 402 Main Street
Russell, MN
R0J 1W0

Telephone (204) 773-2998
Fax (204) 773-2411

Nova Scotia

Teacher Certification

Nova Scotia Department of Education and Culture
Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 578
Halifax, NS
B3J 2S9

Telephone (902) 424-6620
Fax (902) 424-3814

Quèbec

Teacher Certification

Direction de la formation et de la titularisation du personnel scolaire
Ministère de l' Éducation
1035, rue De La Ghevroitière, 28e étage
Québec, PQ
G1R 5A5

Telephone (418) 646-6581
Fax (418) 643-2149

Newfoundland and Labrador

Teacher Certification

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education
Teacher Certification
PO Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6

Telephone (709) 729-3020
Fax (709) 729-5026

Nunavut

Teacher Certification

Nunavut Department of Education
Teacher Qualification and Certification
P.O. Box 390
Arviat, NU
X0C 0E0

Telephone (867) 857-3077
Fax (867) 857-3090

Yukon

Teacher Certification

Yukon Department of Education
Teacher Certification
PO Box 2703
Whitehorse, YK
Y1A 2C6

Telephone (867) 667-8631
Fax (867) 393-6254

Contact Us

College of Education
28 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X1

(306) 966-7635
advising.education@usask.ca