Education Learning Communities
A Learning Community is a group of students who share common academic goals and interests – like becoming a teacher and working with children or youth. In an Education Learning Community you will get to know a small group of other Education students who will be taking some of the same courses as you while preparing to one day become educators.
Education Learning Communities are designed specifically to support student transitions to USask, the College of Education, and the teaching profession by providing opportunities for students to meet to:
- discover their passion for teaching and learning
- make connections with classmates and future colleagues
- study and discuss ideas together
- collaborate to develop academic, personal, and professional skills
Education Peer Mentors
Education Learning Communities are led by upper-year Peer Mentors who are trained to help new students become successful in university classes and university life; to mentor students as they grow personally and advance intellectually; and, to establish lifelong friendships and a love of learning.
Term 1 (Sept - Dec) and Term 2 (Jan - Apr)
Register for a Learning Community
To meet degree requirements, all direct entry Education students are expected to register for an Education Learning Community in Terms 1 and 2 for the 2023-2024 academic year.
EDLC Materials Fee
A $30 materials fee will be charged for each learning community in which students enroll. There are a number of expenses associated with running the Learning Communities, and the materials fee will help to offset these costs (e.g., materials, supplies, printing, and acknowledgment/remuneration for guests and peer mentors).
Specific Sections - Education Learning Communities
For the well-being of students with extenuating circumstances, one section of each Education Learning Communities (EDLC) will be web-based (synchronous).
If all your classes are web-based or if you are going through extenuating circumstances and would like to attend the EDLC remotely, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line: Registration Permission Request for the web-based (synchronous) EDLC. Provide a brief explanation of your circumstances and where you are attending classes. Please note that it's at the discretion of the EDLC staff to either approve or deny your request.