Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) – Sequential Music
The general purpose of the program is to prepare educators for careers in a variety of educational institutions, including K to 12 schools, where they will work to advance the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development of all learners and provide leadership in incorporating diversity and inclusion in the development of educational communities. In order to support province-wide enthusiasm for interns in School Division contexts as well as schools in First Nations communities, the College of Education has developed partnership opportunities in diverse locations and looks forward to the learning these opportunities provide, as well as the energy and innovation our interns will extend.
The program is designed to prepare candidates to appreciate the highest aspirations for teaching and learning that educational theory has to offer and to begin to develop candidates’ capacities to discern and to express those aspirations in applying educational theory and ethical values into practice, policy, and research. Specifically, the program is designed to prepare educators who strive to recognize learning as valuing and constructing, affirm dignity and respect for individuals, support communities, build emancipatory action for social and ecological justice, engage in education as transformative praxis, and consider educational possibilities from multiple philosophical perspectives.
These objectives are accomplished by exposing candidates to integrated on-campus and field study opportunities designed to enhance understanding of the theory-practice continuum and to develop competencies in working with children and youth. In particular, the program aligns with the Teacher Certification Competencies (TCC) that are requirements of the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB) in four categories: professional/personal, knowledge, instruction, and curriculum. Candidates will engage in community-based activities, self-directed learning, critical reflection, and inquiry projects to deepen their awareness of the roles of educators as teacher-scholars.
Four-Year Degree Requirements
The College of Education ensures that coursework aligns with the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB)’s certification requirements, including the Teacher Certification Competencies (TCC).
To earn the Bachelor of Education - Sequential Music degree, all teacher candidates must have completed the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and 60 credit units of Education course work that includes both academic (pre-internship) and field study components.
Note: All teacher candidates must complete a criminal record check (CRC) with vulnerable sector check before they can participate in any field experience. Field experiences may occur anywhere in Saskatchewan and due to limited Saskatoon placement opportunities, a local practicum may not be possible on request. See letter of admission for further details.
Pre-Internship Field Study
Pre-internship field study involves exploratory, practical experience in a partner schools. Teacher candidates will be expected to carry out course assignments in their assigned school, engage in volunteer in-school activities wherever possible, observe, teach small and large groups and facilitate learning activities under the guidance of cooperating teachers, faculty members, and field experience coordinators. Teacher candidates are placed with teachers holding a Saskatchewan Teaching Certificate in a school using provincial curricula and organized under the Education Act. Teacher candidates will be assigned a partner school within commuting distance of Saskatoon, and must complete pre-internship field study experiences by June 30 prior to internship commencing the fall of that same year.
Internship involves one term of teaching experience, approximately 16 weeks in length. Teacher candidates must register in EXPR 422.15. Teacher candidates may not register in any course that runs concurrently with the Extended Practicum.
Internships may be required of teacher candidates in centers not within commuting distance of Saskatoon. During internship teacher candidates are placed with teachers holding a Saskatchewan Teaching Certificate in a school using the provincial curriculum and organized under the Education Act. A limited number of special requests are considered each year related to rural or urban placements that relate to exceptional circumstances (with financial responsibilities not considered as criteria for requests). Outside of these circumstances, placement preferences related to location are not guaranteed.
Before Internship registration, teacher candidates must have obtained a Cumulative Weighted Average of 60% both in their External and their Education courses. In addition, teacher candidates in the Secondary option must have a minimum average of 60% in each of Teaching Areas 1 and 2.
To be eligible for the Internship, teacher candidates must have completed all external courses, all Education pre-internship courses and the student teaching experience by June 30 prior to the internship commencement.
Specific dates are posted in the online Course Offerings.
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Sequential Music
- Completion of the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education (This satisfies 60 credit units of the B.Ed. Sequential Music program).
Note: For detailed information about the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, please see the Music Education section of the Course and Program Catalogue.
Note: For detailed information about admission requirements, please see the Explore website.
Elementary/Middle Years Program
The following 60 credit units are required:
- EFDT 301.3
- EPSE 302.3
- ECUR 309.3
- ECUR 310.3
- EFDT 313.3
- EDST 321.3
- EDST 322.3
- ECUR 312.3
- ECUR 322.3
- ECUR 382.3
- EADM 303.3
- One of EADM 411.3, or ECUR 411.3, or EFDT 411.3, or EPSE 411.3 or EMUS 490.3
- EPSE 390.3
- EXPR 422.15
- Choose one of EART 303.3 or ECUR 352.3 or ECUR 450.3
Choose 3 credit units of Education electives from the following:
The following 60 credit units are required:
Choose 3 credit units of the following:
Choose 3 credit units of Education methods for Teaching Area 2:
- EART 331.3
- ECUR 318.3
- ECUR 326.3
- ECUR 349.3
- ECUR 362.3
- ECUR 379.3
- ECUR 386.3
Choose 9 credit units of Education electives from the following:
- 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level or 400-Level EADM Courses
- 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level or 400-Level ECUR Courses
- 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level or 400-Level EFDT Courses
- 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level or 400-Level EPSE Courses
- 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level or 400-Level ETAD Courses