New to Education

Welcome to the College of Education!

YOUR NEXT STEPS...

1. Accept your offer of admission online at paws.usask.ca.

  • Log in to your PAWS account using your NSID and password at paws.usask.ca
    Go directly to the Admissions channel paws.usask.ca/go/admissions
    OR
    Access the Admissions channel by selecting Admissions in the menu under Academics

    If you do not remember your NSID or password, please contact the ICT Service Desk at 306-966-2222.
  • Select Check the Status of a Current Application
  • Under Processed Applications on the Application Menu page, open your application by clicking the hyperlinked Admission Term (e.g., 2016-2017 Term 1)
  • Scroll to the bottom of your Application Summary and select: "Yes, I will attend the University of Saskatchewan."
    If you no longer plan to attend the University of Saskatchewan, decline your offer of admission by selecting “Please withdraw my application.”

2. Pay your Tuition Deposit

A non-refundable $200 tuition deposit is required when you accept your offer of admission. The deposit will be applied to your tuition and fees.

Payment Options:

  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
  • Cheque or Money Orders (Made payable to “University of Saskatchewan”)
  • Interac or Cash (in-person only)

Fill out the Payment Form.

Return to: Undergraduate Programs Office
College of Education, Room 3350
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1

3. Sign-up for a Learning Community

All direct-entry Education students are expected to sign-up for a Learning Community in both Term 1 and Term 2.

Sign-up opens May 16, 2016 at noon (CST).

4. Choose your Classes and Register

  • Check PAWS to find your registration date
  • Build your class schedule
  • Attend U-Start
  • Consult with an academic advisor (group and individual advising is available)
    Email: advising.education@usask.ca | Telephone: (306) 966-7654
  • Register for classes; registration begins mid-June

5. Provide a Criminal Record Check

A Criminal Occurrence Security Check (COSC)/Criminal Record Check (CRC), with the additional requirement of a vulnerable sector check, is required.

It must be dated within 6 months prior to September 1, 2016.

Please bring or mail a copy of the CRC to the Programs Office and keep a copy for your own records.

Undergraduate Programs Office
College of Education, Room 3350
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1

6. Attend Orientation

Save the Date! Orientation is Friday, September 2, 2016.

Sign-up will open in August at students.usask.ca/new

Welcome to the College of Education!

YOUR NEXT STEPS...

1. Accept your offer of admission online at paws.usask.ca.

  • Log in to your PAWS account using your NSID and password at paws.usask.ca
    Go directly to the Admissions channel paws.usask.ca/go/admissions
    OR
    Access the Admissions channel by selecting Admissions in the menu under Academics

    If you do not remember your NSID or password, please contact the ICT Service Desk at 306-966-2222.
  • Select Check the Status of a Current Application
  • Under Processed Applications on the Application Menu page, open your application by clicking the hyperlinked Admission Term (e.g., 2016-2017 Term 1)
  • Scroll to the bottom of your Application Summary and select: "Yes, I will attend the University of Saskatchewan."
    If you no longer plan to attend the University of Saskatchewan, decline your offer of admission by selecting “Please withdraw my application.”

2. Pay your Tuition Deposit

A non-refundable $200 tuition deposit is required when you accept your offer of admission. The deposit will be applied to your tuition and fees.

Payment Options:

  • Cheque or Money Orders (Made payable to “University of Saskatchewan”)
  • Cash (in-person only)

Fill out the Payment Form.

Return to: Undergraduate Programs Office
College of Education, Room 3350
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1

3. Choose your Classes and Register

  • Check PAWS to find your registration date
  • Build your class schedule
  • Consult with an academic advisor
    Email: advising.education@usask.ca | Telephone: (306) 966-7654
  • Register for classes; registration begins mid-June

4. Provide a Criminal Record Check

A Criminal Occurrence Security Check (COSC)/Criminal Record Check (CRC), with the additional requirement of a vulnerable sector check, is required by June 30, 2016.

It must be dated within 6 months prior to September 1, 2016.

Please bring or mail a copy of the CRC to the Programs Office and keep a copy for your own records.

Undergraduate Programs Office
College of Education, Room 3350
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1

5. Attend Orientation

Save the Date! Orientation for Sequential Teacher Candidates is Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean and Associate Deans

We are excited about the year ahead and look forward to the College of Education’s ongoing excellent work with students within all of our programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our primary work involves dedication in preparing teachers who not only meet but exceed Saskatchewan Ministry of Education competencies, based on the rich program of studies we offer. Our program extends beyond the University of Saskatchewan campus into partnering communities, supporting and being supported by provincial and First Nation schools.  In addition to teacher preparation, we are also committed to high quality graduate education at the masters and doctoral levels, endeavouring to influence a variety of fields locally and globally.  Our faculty have superb records in teaching, research, scholarly and artistic work, and public service, as well as stellar knowledge of the discipline and related areas of specialization, and are committed to student engagement at all levels.

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 post degree-certificate and graduate student programs are vibrant with activity and innovation, with over 900 local, national, and international students registered in a variety of different post-degree, 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. 

Orientation

Elementary/Middle Years, Secondary, and TEP Students
8:00 - 9:00 am Student Check-in/Registration in Bowl
9:00 - 9:15 am Indigenous Welcome
9:15 - 9:20 am Welcome Address from U of S President
9:20 - 9:25 am Welcome from GSA President
9:25 - 9:30 am Welcome from USSU President
9:30 - 10:00 am Movement to the College
10:00 - 11:00 am Meet and Greet Learning Communities (Education Building)
11:00 - 11:15 am Coffee Break (Student Lounge; Room 1005, Education Building)
11:15 - 12:30 pm Welcomes, Introductions, and Program Information (Quance Theatre)
12:30 pm Lunch provided
1:15 - 4:00 pm Campus Expo/Student Activities
More information is available on the Orientation webpage

* The Education Students' Society is planning a welcome event in September. Watch for an update!

* Please note:  Orientation is considered the beginning of your career as a teacher candidate in the College of Education and you are strongly encouraged to attend.

* Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you in September!


Morning - Elementary/Middle Years Teacher Candidates
8:30 - 9:00 am Check-in at Education Library (Room 2003, Education Library)
9:00 - 10:00 am Meet and Greet Course Cohorts (Rooms assigned at check-in)
10:00 - 10:20 am Coffee Break (Student Lounge; Room 1005, Education Building)
10:20 - 11:15 am Welcomes, Introductions, and Program Information (Quance Theatre)
11:30 am Pinning Ceremony (Quance Theatre)
Afternoon - Secondary/Kinesiology/Music Teacher Candidates
12:30 - 1:00 pm Check-in at Education Library (Room 2003, Education Library)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Meet and Greet Course Cohorts (Rooms assigned at check-in)
2:00 - 2:20 pm Coffee Break (Student Lounge; Room 1005, Education Building)
2:20 - 3:15 pm Welcomes, Introductions, and Program Information (Quance Theatre)
3:30 pm Pinning Ceremony (Quance Theatre)
* The Education Students' Society is planning a welcome event in September. Watch for an update!

* Please note: Orientation is considered the beginning of your career as a teacher candidate in the College of Education and you are strongly encouraged to attend.

* Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you at Orientation!










Academic Advising

Student Responsibility

The College of Education strongly advises all students meet with an academic advisor at least once a year.

To book an appointment with an advisor in the College, email advising.education@usask.ca or call (306) 966-7654.

Be sure to include your name, student number, and program so your inquiry can be directed the appropriate advisor.

There are four advisors in the College:

Learning Communities

A Learning Community (LC) is a small group of students (30-35) who take classes together and who share common goals and interests.

All direct entry Education students are expected to sign up for an Education Learning Community in 2016-2017.

Student Responsibilites

Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector check is mandatory for ALL TEACHER CANDIDATES.

Professional Accountability: Supporting College of Education Positive Relationships

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

AS MEMBERS OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION COMMUNITY, OUR ACTIVITIES DEMONSTRATE PROFESSIONALISM IN THE MANNER IN WHICH WE:
  • develop knowledge and skills to the best of our abilities;
  • recognize and work toward the betterment of our communities through our professional work;
  • cooperate and work collaboratively with our professional colleagues for the betterment of our professions;
  • fully participate and engage in our continued education and development as professionals;
  • exercise positive judgment and decision making with respect to our professional roles; and
  • work toward high standards of professional practice and ethical conduct guided by the College’s core principles of respect, inclusivity, integrity and responsibility.
GIVEN OUR COLLEGE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION, WE ENCOURAGE:
  • Sustained positive engagement;
  • Dedication and follow-through in all responsibilities; and
  • Awareness of the impact of personal actions (positive and negative) within a community of learners.

To aid in the actualization of professional standards, clear, direct, and continuing communication among all parties is critical.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON PROFESSIONAL CODES FOR TEACHERS, PLEASE CONSULT BYLAW 7 OF THE SASKATCHEWAN TEACHERS FEDERATION GOVERNANCE HANDBOOK (2010): TEACHER CODES IN SASKATCHEWAN

To be promoted to the next year of the program, you must have an Education average of 60 per cent, computed on the basis of all the Education course work applicable to the program. If you need to make up deficiencies in the external (academic) component of your program your average in the external courses credited to your B.Ed. degree must not fall below 60 per cent. In addition, Secondary students must maintain a 60 per cent average in both their first and second teaching areas. The external component of the program must be completed by June 30, prior to the Extended Practicum in Term 1 of Year 4.

Visit the course and program catalogue for more information on promotion and graduation standards for the College of Education (listed under Academic Information & Policies).

Cohort Schedules

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.

Student Services

We know you will have questions about coming to univerisity.  Here is where you can find your answers.

Student Groups

Education Students' Society (ESS)
  • The Education Students’ Society exists to represent, enhance and promote the academic and non-academic interests of all Education students in the College through unified, accountable and effective leadership.
  • The Education Students’ Society seeks to enhance the experience of Education students by providing both professional and extra curricular opportunities for growth.

ITEP Student Council

  • The ITEP Student Council is a group of students representing the views of the students enrolled in the ITEP program.
  • The ITEP Student Council office is located in Room 1010, Education Building.
  • ITEP Student Council

SUNTEP Student Representative Council (SUNTEP SRC)

  • The SUNTEP Student Representative Council is a group of students representing the views of the students enrolled in the SUNTEP program.
  • The SUNTEP SRC office is located in Room 1011, Education Building.
  • The SUNTEP SRC also has a PAWS group called the SUNTEP/GDC SRC which is listed with the Student Government groups.