Teaching Areas

Students in the Bachelor of Education program are required to complete a specific number of credit units in at least two teaching areas that are aligned with Saskatchewan K-12 curriculum areas. Teaching Areas must be chosen from a defined set of subjects and courses. Your Teaching Areas will determine your course selection.

Teaching Areas can be found in the Course and Program Catalogue. Each program has a Teaching Area 1 List and a Teaching Area 2 List

  * Elementary/Middle Years Teaching Areas can be found under Program Requirements --> Elementary/Middle Years Program Requirements --> Elementary - Teaching Area 1 or Elementary - Teaching Area 2
  * Secondary Teaching Areas can be found under Program Requirements --> Secondary Program Requirements --> Secondary - Teaching Area 1 or Secondary - Teaching Area 2

To confirm your Teaching Areas are accurately reported, please consult DegreeWorks. To update your Teaching Areas, email advising.education@usask.ca.

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 164 - Is this a course about Science

41431

LEC

June 4 - 22

Mon-Thurs

9:00 am - 12:20 pm

Required course option for direct entry elementary students admitted in 2017 and forward.  Education elective course for other program students

ECUR 165 - Intro to Teaching in Secondary Schools

 41432

 LEC

June 4 - 22 

 Mon-Thurs

1:30 - 4:50 pm

Required course for direct entry secondary students admitted in 2017 and forward. Education elective course for other program students 

ECUR 291 – Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language

40111

WEB

May 9 – Aug 14

 

Pre-requisite:  ENG 110.6 or equivalent

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

40513

WEB

May 9 – Aug 14

 

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 291

ECUR 393 – Advanced Methods in Teaching English as Second Language

41278

WEB

May 9 – Aug 14

 

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 391

ECUR 415 – Current Issues in English as an Additional Language

41330

WEB

May 9 – Aug 14

 

 

EFDT 101 - Introduction to Education

41439

WEB

May 9 - June 22

Required course option for direct entry students admitted in 2017 and forward. Education elective course for other program students

EFDT 265 - Foundations for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Teaching and Learning

41438

LEC

May 14 - 30

Mon-Fri

1 - 3:50 pm

Required course option for direct entry students admitted in 2017 and forward. Education elective course for other program students

EPSE 414 – Exceptional Learners Classroom Implications

40429

WEB

May 9 – June 22

 

Pre- or Co-requisite:  EPSE 390

Students admitted to Education in 2017-2018 need prerequisites: EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3 or 164.3, EPSE 202.3 and ECUR 265.3 or EFDT 265.3

EPSE 416 - Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling

40689

LEC

May 9 - 30

Mon-Thurs

5 - 8:20 pm

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

Students admitted to Education in 2017-2018 need prerequisites: EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3 or 164.3, EPSE 202.3 and ECUR 265.3 or EFDT 265.3

EPSE 417 – Introduction to Counselling Psychology

60873

WEB

June 28 – Aug 14

 

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

Students admitted to Education in 2017-2018 need prerequisites: EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3 or 164.3, EPSE 202.3 and ECUR 265.3 or EFDT 265.3

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

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Title

CRN

Mode/Day/Time

Instructor

Notes

ECUR 164 - Is This a Course About Science

86576

Mon & Wed

10 - 11:20 am

Tim Molnar

Required for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students

Elective for other education students

ECUR 165 - Introduction to Teaching in Secondary Schools

86577

Tues & Thurs

11:30 - 12:50 pm

Geraldine Balzar

Required for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students

Elective for other education students

ECUR 291 – Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language

80609

Web

TBA

Pre-requisite:  Eng 110.6 or 6 credit units from Eng 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115.

ECUR 265 - Teaching for Reconciliation in the K to 12 Curricula

86578

Mon & Wed

1 - 2:20 pm

Jeff Baker

Required for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students

Elective for other education students

ECUR 349 – Methods in Middle Years and Secondary Drama

83671

Tues  6 – 9:05 pm

Jeff Park

Methods for Drama teaching area (TA)

Elective for other TA’s

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

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

86696

Web

TBA

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 291.3

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

ECUR 393 - Advanced Methods in Teaching English as a Second Language

86697

Web

TBA

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 391.3
Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

ECUR 415 - Current Issues in English as an Additional Language

86698

Web

TBA

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

EFDT 101 - Introduction to Education

86572

86574

86754

Wed 5-7:50 pm

TR 2:30 - 3:50 pm

Web

TBA

TBA

TBA

Required for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students 

Elective for other education students

EFDT 265 - Foundations for First Nations Metis and Inuit Teaching and Learning

87060

Mon 5 – 8:20 pm

TBA

Required for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students 

Elective for other education students

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

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Title

CRN

Mode/Day/Time

Instructor

Notes

EADM 498 - Managing the Learning Environment

27874

Thurs 1 - 3:50 pm

TBA

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

ECUR 163 - Math Content Knowledge for Teaching School Mathematics

27169

Tues & Thurs

11:30 - 12:50 pm

Egan Chernoff

Required for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students

Elective for other education students

ECUR 165 - Introduction to Teaching in Secondary Schools

27170

Wed

4 - 6:50 pm

Jay Wilson

Required for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students

Elective for other education students

ECUR 265 - Teaching for Reconciliation in the K to 12 Curricula

27684

Mon & Wed

2:30 - 3:50 pm

Gail MacKay

Required for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students

Elective for other education students

ECUR 291 – Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language

20761

Web

 

TBA

Pre-requisite:  Eng 110.6 or 6 credit units from Eng 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115.

ECUR 362 - Introduction to Principles and Practices of Secondary Language Teaching

22157

Tues

5 - 8:05 pm

Hyunjung Shin

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

Note:  If English is your first language then at least 12 c.u. in a modern language other than English is required.

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

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

20762

Web

TBA

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 291

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

ECUR 393 – Advanced Methods in Teaching English as Second Language

27294

Web

TBA

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 391

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

ECUR 415 - Current Issues in English as an Additional Language

25656

Thurs

5:00 - 7:50 pm

Hyunjung Shin

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

ECUR 444 - Assessment and Instruction of Children Experiencing Reading Difficulties

20446

Wed

1 - 3:50 pm

Linda Wason-Ellam

Pre-requisites:  ECUR 309

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

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

EFDT 101 - Introduction to Education

27166

27167

MW 1 - 2:20 pm

TR 10 - 11:20 am

TBA

Required for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students

Elective for other education students

EFDT 265 - Foundations for First Nations Metis and Inuit Teaching and Learning

27168

Tues

4-6:50 pm

TBA

Required for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students

Elective for other education students

EFDT 422 – Critical Intersecting Anti-Racist Pedagogy

27232

Tues 1 – 3:50 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

Thurs 1 – 3:50 pm

Howard Woodhouse

Pre-requisite:  EXPR 422.15 (internship)

EPSE 348 - Assessing Learning in the Classroom

27936

Web

TBA

 Required course for 2017 and 2018 intake Direct Entry students

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

Education elective for other programs

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

EPSE 414 - Exceptional Learners: Classroom Implications

27932

21668

Tues 9 - 11:50 am

Web

TBA

Laureen McIntyre

Formerly EDEXC 414

Pre- or Co-requisite:  EPSE 390

EPSE 441 – Introductory Statistics in Education

27631

Web

TBA

Departmental Approval required – contact instructor/EPSE department

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

ETAD 402 - Multimedia Design and Production

23769

 

Tues 1 – 3:50 pm

Marguerite Koole

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

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

ETAD 404 - Designing E-learning Environments for Education

23770

Web

Dirk Morrison

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

Note: Students with credit for ECMM 404 may not take this course for credit.

Inquiry Project 411

Term 1

EADM 411 (01) - Instructor: TBA
Tuesday 6 - 8:50 pm
Professional Communication: The Pathway to Credibility

Often, those new to the profession begin their careers as substitute teachers; and some are lucky enough to get a contract. In either situation, inexperienced teachers find it necessary to establish their credibility with their students, with other teachers, with administrators and with parents. This can be a daunting task, and those who have the tools to establish lines of professional communication are at an advantage. This course is meant to explore the theory and practice of professional communication. Teacher candidates will investigate ways to establish credibility through practical skill-building in written and oral communication. They will have opportunities to apply theoretical principles to written communication in the form of emails, letters to parents and administrators, portfolios, job packages, and written reports. They will also have opportunities to apply theoretical principles to oral communication in the form of interviews, impromptu speeches, short talks, and presentations.

Term 2

EADM 411 (02) – Instructor: Jing Xiao 
Wednesday 1 – 3:50 pm

Inquiry into International and Comparative Education: Issues and Perspectives
As internationalization is increasingly having an impact on educational settings, it is important to consider the different foci and approaches that will assist in understanding the reality of teaching in the 21st century. This course focuses on inquiry as an approach to investigate issues and perspectives related to international and comparative education. The objective is to show how inquiry-based learning can be used to understand the impact of social and cultural diversity on your teaching practice. In this course, you will be exposed to content in the following areas: structures of educational systems in different countries and regions; understanding cultural diversity in today’s classroom; and the implications of international perspectives on the practice of teaching. The course will lead to developing an inquiry-based project focusing on one of those three areas.

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.

ECUR 411 (04) – Instructor:  TBA
Tuesday 1 – 3:50 pm

EFDT 411 (02) – Instructor:  Dianne Miller
Wednesday 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
Tuesday 5-7:50 pm
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 (86) – Instructor:  Karla Jessen Williamson
Thursday 11:30 am – 2:20 pm
Spoken Words: Aboriginal Oral Traditions and Knowledge
(This is a section reserved for ITEP students. Non-ITEP students who wish to take this class will request permission from ITEP to take this section by filling out the class permit override form found in the Education Channel on PAWS and submit the signed form to the ITEP office.)
As a 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 to your on-campus and field study experiences. 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 oral traditions and story telling that come 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
Monday 10 – 12:50 pm
Creativity in Education
This course is designed to facilitate self-directed learning opportunities for students who, working individually and then in small groups, will investigate the topic of creativity in education. Student inquiries will include community learning opportunities as well as explorations of scholarship literature, professional publications, popular press, and social media in order to (a) increase knowledge and understanding about creativity and the creative process; (b) offer possibilities to augment student’s professional learning and teaching effectiveness; and (c) provide experiences with inquiry learning.

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

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.
  • Submit Release of Information Authorization Form

2. Finished Degree Requirements at End of Fall 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.
  • Submit Release of Information Authorization Form

3. Finished Bachelor of Education Requirements at End of Winter 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.
  • Submit Release of Information Authorization Form

Apply to Graduate

Spring Convocation – The deadline to apply for Spring Convocation is 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 Professional Teachers Regulatory Board.

Fall Convocation – The deadline to apply for Fall Convocation is August 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 October.  We do not send transcripts from other post-secondary institutions so please arrange to send those transcripts directly to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board. 

Remember to complete both the Application to Graduate and the Release of Information Authorization Form.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM SASKATCHEWAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS REGULATORY BOARD (SPTRB)

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. 

SK Pre-B.Ed Assessment Option

• Applicants with an approved undergraduate degree and at least 48 semester hours of pre-service teacher education coursework (must include a completed practicum and specific courses required for certification) may apply for assessment for certification prior to completing their B.Ed. program.

• At the time of application, teacher candidates may request a Pre-B.Ed. Assessment by indicating such on the application and paying the associated fee. The fee includes the SK B.Ed. Graduate Application Fee ($105) and the SK Pre-B.Ed. Assessment fee ($105) for a total of $210.

• Transcripts must be requested from all institutions attended and sent directly to the SPTRB. PLEASE NOTE: Your teaching practicum must be completed and awarded on your transcript.

• Applicants requesting the SK Pre-B.Ed. Assessment and who meet requirements for certification will be issued a permanent Professional A teaching certificate. Applicants who do not meet requirements for certification will have their application held until proof of completion of a B.Ed. is received; at which point a permanent Professional A teaching certificate will be issued.

• Please note that all fees, including the SK Pre-B.Ed. Assessment fee, are non-refundable. As such, applicants are asked to be familiar with certification requirements prior to requesting the SK Pre-B.Ed. Assessment. These are found under the Academic Requirements on the SPTRB website.

Key Points To Remember:

• When completing your online application, please answer “No” for the questions about holding another teacher’s certificate or authorization to teach UNLESS you do hold a teacher’s certificate or authorization to teach from another province or country.

• Applications are not processed until all required documents are received.

• A CRC (Criminal Record Check) and VSS (Vulnerable Sector Search) are required as part of your application and must be completed within 3 months prior to certification (generally February 1 or later)

• U of S or U of R transcripts and convocation eligibility letters will be sent directly from the university to the SPTRB upon the completion of your degree requirements.

• If you have attended any other post-secondary institution (other than the U of R or U of S), you must arrange to have these transcripts sent to the SPTRB directly from the institution.

• You can check the status of your application online by logging into your profile and clicking ‘Educators Only’ and then ‘Applications’.

• After initial certification and registration, it is your responsibility to register with the SPTRB annually. 

Contact Information

Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB)
204 - 3775 Pasqua Street
Regina, SK S4S 6W8
Phone: 306-352-2230Toll Free (SK only): 1-844-254-2230
 

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