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.

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

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ECUR 291 – Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language



May 10 – Aug 15


Pre-requisite:  ENG 110.6 or equivalent

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



May 10 – Aug 15


Pre-requisite:  ECUR 291

ECUR 393 – Advanced Methods in Teaching English as Second Language



May 10 – Aug 15


Pre-requisite:  ECUR 391

ECUR 415 – Current Issues in English as an Additional Language



May 10 – Aug 15



ECUR 498 – Teaching Indigenous Science



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



May 10 – June 23


Pre- or Co-requisite:  EPSE 390

EPSE 417 – Introduction to Counselling Psychology



June 29 – Aug 15


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

* 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

Inquiry Project 411

EADM 411 (Two Sections:  02 & 04) – Instructors: David Burgess and Paul Newton
Wednesday 1 – 3:50 pm

Schools and the Zombie Apocalypse
Can schools survive the Zombie Apocalypse?  With the Zombie Apocalypse as a backdrop, this course will engage students in inquiry about leadership and organizational life in schools through the examination of media in the Zombie genre.

ECUR 411 (02) – Instructor:  Debbie Pushor
Tuesdays 1 – 3:50 pm
Teaching and Learning in Community Education
This course is designed to facilitate experiential learning opportunities through which you will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the purpose, principles, practices, and impact of community education in the Saskatchewan context.   This course is centered on Dewey’s foundational premise that experience is education. You will be supported to engage in community education and to inquire into the principles and philosophy of community education while immersed in it – intellectually, physically, spiritually and emotionally. They are invited into a living inquiry.

ECUR 411 (04) – Geraldine Balzer
Tuesdays 5 – 7:50 pm

Service Learning Study Tour to Guatemala 
This study tour allows teacher candidates to participate in a short term service-learning project and see firsthand how participation in such a project could impact students in their schools, the possible benefits of such a program, and drawbacks to engaging in international service learning.  They will participate in locally developed grass-roots projects and consider the impact of Canadian student participation in these projects. Projects and seminars in Guatemala will focus on the impact of colonialism on land tenure.  Please contact the instructor for permission to register in this section.

ECUR 411 (06) – Instructor:  Bonnie Mihalicz
Wednesdays 10 am – 12:50 pm

Early Childhood Education  
Focused on early childhood education, this course will explore a dynamic inquiry process, where passion, curiosity, and questioning lead to a deeper understanding of holistic teaching and learning, and schooling and education. Considering significant issues, students will develop a personal inquiry question in the area of early childhood education. Supported through community-based mentorship and collaborative learning communities, students will deepen and inform their teacher identity as learner-teacher-researcher and further develop professional competency in the field of early childhood education.  

ECUR 411 (08) – Instructor:  Tracy Walker
Wednesdays 5 – 7:50 pm
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
Wednesdays 1 pm – 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, and food security.  We will learn about and actively participate in programs and schools within Saskatoon that promote school gardens and learn how to “create a garden of possibilities” for our indoor and outdoor classrooms. http://www.littlegreenthumbs.org/Teacher candidates enrolled in this course should expect to travel on occasion to schools or programs within the city.  Be prepared to learn more about school gardens from the children who grow and take care of them and to assist teachers by teaching lessons focused on some aspect of gardening, or in other activities as needed.  As we need to respect teacher and school schedules, some flexibility in your scheduling is required as you may need to arrange school visits outside of our regular class time. 
EFDT 411 (04) – Instructor:  Karla Jessen Williamson
Wednesdays 4 – 6:50 pm
Education for Reconciliation
In this course teacher candidates learn to cross reference and integrate the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission with curricular material in order to identify the role of education as a way to improve the relationship between the Aboriginal peoples and Canadian society. Critical analysis of curricular and policy documents provides an opportunity to engage teacher candidates with actual experiences of residential school survivors. This process provides the foundations for planning that involves relational curriculum-making with particular emphasis on Aboriginal concepts of social and ecological justice. The application of holistic approaches to learning and assessment based on Aboriginal determination to sustain pedagogies, spirituality, knowledges, and language in educational contexts is the very core of the course.

EFDT 411 (06) – Instructor:  Lynn Lemisko
Thursdays 5 – 7:50 pm
Educating Citizens Over Time – Continuity or Change?
In addition to developing a deeper understanding of citizenship education issues across the curriculum and from past and present perspectives, post-interns will gain understanding of the 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 citizens using a historical lens.   

EFDT 411 (86) – Instructor:  Yvonne Vizina/ Karla Jessen Williamson
Thursday 11:30 – 2:20 pm
Spoken Words:  Aboriginal Oral Traditions and Knowledge
As a post-intern teacher candidate you are expected to develop an independent or interdependent inquiry on spoken words of Aboriginal peoples and figure out how your learning of these is connected with your on-campus and field study experiences.  As a post-intern your learning will be facilitated in developing understanding of approaches to inquiring appropriate to questions you wish to address in regards to Indigenous oral traditions and knowledge.  You are encouraged to engage in deeper inquiry to develop positive attitudes towards story telling that comes from Indigenous community.  Your inquiry involves how you would go about creating partnerships in education and develop skills related to Aboriginal community engagement and community-based learning.

EPSE 411 (02) – Instructor:  Jennifer Nicol
Tuesday 9 – 11:50 am
Using the arts in education, teaching, and learning
This course is designed to facilitate experiential learning opportunities through which students can pursue topics that (a) enhance knowledge and understanding about the arts, creativity, and the creative process; and (b) offer possibilities to augment students’ 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.

  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.


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.

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.

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)


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


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


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


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


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


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