Bachelor of Science Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education Combined Program

This Five-year program is designed for students who intend to teach Physical Education at the Secondary level. Students enrol in the College of Kinesiology and apply for admission to the College of Education at the end of Year 3; admission is limited to approximately 25 students. For admission information, please visit the Prospective Students website.

Applicants interested in a career in teaching secondary physical education must register in the first year courses common to all routes in the College of Kinesiology, and must take NS 107.3 and 3 credit units in social sciences or humanities. In the second and third year, interested students should follow the outline for the 5-year combined degree in Kinesiology and Education. Students registered in the College of Kinesiology are eligible to apply for entrance into the combined program if they have completed a minimum of 95 credit units that includes the following courses: ACB 221.3; BIOL 120.3 and BIOL 224.3; ENG 110.6 or choose 2 courses from ENG 111.3, ENG 112.2, or ENG 114.3; KIN 121.3, KIN 122.3, KIN 150.3, KIN 222.3, KIN 223.3, KIN 225.3, KIN 226.3, KIN 231.3, KIN 240.3, KIN 281.3, KIN 320.3, KIN 322.3, KIN 341.3, KIN 380.3 and KIN elective (3 credit units) (choose from KIN 232.3, KIN 233.3, KIN 255.3, KIN 321.3, KIN 334.3, KIN 381.3, KIN 425.3, KIN 428.3, KIN 431.3, KIN 442.3, or KIN 451.3); KINA 200.2, KINA 210.2, KINA 211.2, KINA 235.2; MATH 104.3 (or MATH 110.3); NS 107.3 and 3 credit units in social sciences or humanities; and STAT 245.3 or PLSC 214.3 or PSY 233.3 and 15 credit units in a second teaching area.

The B.Sc.(Kin.)/B.Ed. combined degree is a designated 168 credit-unit, five-year (plus one Spring and Summer Session) undergraduate program.

   Field Experiences

Note: All teacher candidates must complete a criminal record check before they can participate in any field experience.

Student Teaching (Non-credit)

Student Teaching is an exploratory, practical experience in a partner school. 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 group 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. Although Student Teaching is a non-credit course, it is a requirement in all Bachelor of Education Degree programs.

Teacher candidates in the Sequential Program

Teacher candidates will be assigned a partner school within commuting distance of Saskatoon, and will carry out assignments and activities at the school during Year 4 of their program.

Extended Practicum (15 credit units)

The Extended Practicum (EDUC 421.12 & EDUC 471.3) involves one term of teaching experience, approximately 16 weeks in length. Teacher candidates may not register in any course that runs concurrently with the Extended Practicum.

Teacher candidates must be prepared to complete the Extended Practicum in a center other than Saskatoon. Extended Practicum teacher candidates are placed with teachers holding a Saskatchewan Teaching Certificate in a school using the provincial curriculum and organized under the Education Act.

Before they may register for Extended Practicum, teacher candidates must have obtained a minimum 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 I and II.

To be eligible for the Extended Practicum, 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.

Teacher Certification

The Bachelor of Education degree is designed to meet the requirements of Saskatchewan Learning for a Professional A Teaching Certificate. Prospective teachers must apply directly to Saskatchewan Learning for this certificate. Application forms are available from Saskatchewan Learning.

All students applying for a teaching certificate must request that an official transcript from Student Central, Student and Enrolment Services, be forwarded to Saskatchewan Learning.

Government regulations require all applicants for a teaching certificate to indicate whether or not they have been convicted of or charged with any criminal offence of a sexual nature or involving a minor and to authorize a criminal record search. Applicants must also indicate whether or not a teaching certificate has been suspended or cancelled.

Bachelor of Science Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education [B.Sc.(Kin.)/B.Ed.]