The Educator's Profession

I am a teacher.

I profess to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and the community towards learning and discovery in inclusive, ethical, fair, just, respectful, and mutually supportive ways.

I am a reflective inquirer and a lifelong learner. I endeavor to advance and adapt my knowledge, skills, and instructional styles to meet the needs of all learners. I take into consideration the diversity of values, orientations, history, rights, freedoms, responsibilities, and perspectives of all peoples in Saskatchewan, in Canada, on First Nations, and throughout the world.

I continuously aspire to develop proficiency in the historical, working, and lived curriculum and in the language of instruction; to learn and use meaningful, equitable, and holistic teaching strategies for instruction, assessment, and evaluation; and to create learning environments that encourage and support the lifetime growth of the whole student.

I am committed to using my skills, knowledge, and judgement wisely. My dedication to the profession will significantly contribute to the well-being of students, families, and communities.

I understand the power of education.

Pinning Ceremony

The pinning ceremony is an opportunity for all new teacher candidates, partners, and college alumni to recognize the deep commitment that teachers make to the College and profession, and their commitment to serving society as a whole in one of the most noble of professions: teaching.

During the inaugural ceremony in September of 2015, students received the newly minted pin and committed to an oath titled “The Educator’s Profession” through the signing of a banner highlighting that oath, which is displayed on the main floor in the College.

Professionalism Illustrated

Professional Accountability

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

Students with Academic Program Concerns

Supporting College of Education Professional Relationships

Students in the College of Education aspire to high standards of professional practice and ethical conduct. Procedures for students with academic program concerns are designed to honour core principles of respect, inclusivity, integrity, and responsibility. When concerns arise, the following procedures exemplify professional practice in lines of communication:

 Diagram for Student Concerns
For further information: