The U of S College of Education, created in 1928, grew out of the School of Education, founded in 1927. The U of S was the first in Canada to offer, in 1927, a graduate degree in education. In 1964, the provincial Teacher Training College was absorbed and the integrated College moved into its then new building in 1970.
At present, the College has 75 full-time faculty with approximately 30 support staff. Research activities parallel the areas of study of the departments which make up the College and include Curriculum Studies, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Education of Exceptional Children and Educational Foundations, which has incorporated the Indian and Northern Education Programs and the Adult and Continuing Education Program.
In Curriculum Studies there has been an emphasis on curriculum development and evaluation associated with the innovative CORE curriculum being implemented in the province.
Ongoing projects in the Department for Exceptional Children include early identification of children with language and learning difficulties, and the application of computer-related materials to diagnosis and remediation.
Educational Psychology and Special Education has invested considerable effort into literacy and cognition; multiculturalism is also an area of ongoing research interest, in particular the effects of culture on issues relating to Special Education.
Educational Foundations, in addition to programs in Aboriginal Education, Adult Education and Global and International Education, has projects relating to the role of women in Saskatchewan Education and alternative approaches in education.
- Curriculum Studies
- Educational Foundations - Indian and Northern Education Program - Adult and Continuing Education
- Educational Administration
- Educational Psychology and Special Education
- Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
- Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP)
- Aboriginal Education Research Centre
- Centre for School-Based Experiences
- Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit
- CERTEE Program