Teaching Areas

Students in the Bachelor of Education program are required to complete a specific number of credit units in at least two teaching areas that are aligned with Saskatchewan K-12 curriculum areas. Teaching Areas must be chosen from a defined set of subjects and courses. Your Teaching Areas will determine your course selection.

Teaching Areas can be found in the Course and Program Catalogue . Each program has a Teaching Area 1 List and a Teaching Area 2 List. View the Teaching Areas information at: 

To confirm your Teaching Areas are accurately reported, please consult your DegreeWorks profile in PAWS. 

Education Electives

  • Not all classes are offered every year, check the current list of Education Electives for the Upcoming Term (below).
  • Some courses have pre-requisites
  • For most courses, enrolment is limited to Education students.
  • Some courses are available in Spring and Summer Session.
  • Some courses are available by independent study.

The Class Search also has the most recent edition of classes available for each term.
For course descriptions, check the Course and Program Catalogue.

* Not all Electives are offered each year.
Educational Administration (EADM)
  • EADM 422.3 - Leading Organizations: An Introduction to Leadership Theory and Practice
Art Education (EART)
  • EART 303.3 - Methods in Elementary Visual Art
  • EART 304.3 - Arts Education in the Early Years
  • EART 331.3 - Methods in Secondary Visual Art
Curriculum Studies (ECUR)
  • ECUR 291.3 - Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language
  • ECUR 349.3 - Methods in Middle Years and Secondary Drama
  • ECUR 352.3 - Methods in Elementary Physical Education
  • ECUR 353.3 - Physical Education in the Early Years
  • ECUR 362.3 - Introduction to Principles and Practices of Second Language Teaching
  • ECUR 371.3 - Developing Writing Abilities
  • ECUR 372.3 - Children’s Literature in the Classroom Grades 4 to 8
  • ECUR 391.3 - Theory of Second Additional Language Learning and Methods of Skills Development
  • ECUR 393.3 - Advanced Methods in Teaching English as a Second Additional Language
  • ECUR 444.3 - Assessment and Instruction of Children Experiencing Reading Difficulties
  • ECUR 450.3 - Elementary Health Methods
  • ECUR 451.3 - Health in the Early Years
  • ECUR 483.3 - Trends and Issues in the Early Years
  • ECUR 484.3 - The Play Development Relationship Curricular Commonplaces in the Early Years
  • ECUR 485.3 - Parent Engagement in the Early Years
  • ECUR 486.3 - Early Years Pedagogy Principles and Practices
  • ECUR 487.3 - Authentic Assessment Practices Teaching and Learning in the Early Years
Educational Foundations (EFDT)
  • EFDT 422.3 - Pedagogy of Intersecting Anti-Racist Education
  • EFDT 435.3 - Critical Perspectives in Educational Thought and Values
  • EFDT 450.3 - Aboriginal Epistemology and Pedagogy
  • EFDT 478.3 - Urban Education
  • EFDT 479.3 - Land-based Education
  • EDFT 486.3 - Queering our Schools and Communities
Educational Psychology & Special Education (EPSE)
  • EPSE 414.3 - Exceptional Learners: Classroom Implications
  • EPSE 416.3 - Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling
  • EPSE 417.3 - Introduction to Counselling Psychology
Educational Technology and Design (ETAD)
  • ETAD 402.3 - Multimedia Design and Production
  • ETAD 404.3 - Designing E-learning Environments for Education
  • ETAD 476.3 - Video Production for Education

Term 1 Education Electives    *Be sure to check that you have the required prerequisites.

Title

CRN

Mode/Day/Time

Notes

ECUR 291 – Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language

80609

 WEB (asynchronous)

Pre-requisite:  Eng 110.6 or 6 credit units from Eng 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115.

ECUR 373 – Childrens Literature in the Primary Grades

89950

WEB (synchronous mtg Tues 5 – 8 pm)

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

ECUR 415 – Current Issues in English as an Additional Language

86698

WEB

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

ETAD 404 – Designing E-learning Environments for Education

88191

WEB(asynchronous)

Pre-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3


Term 2 Education Electives   *Be sure to check that you have the required prerequisites.

Title

CRN

Mode/Day/Time

Notes

ECUR 291 – Introduction to Teaching of English as Second Language

20761

WEB

 

Pre-requisite:  ENG 110.6 or 6 credit units from Eng 111, 112, 113, 114, and 115.

ECUR 349 – Methods in Middle Years and Secondary Drama

30567

On campus Tuesday 
6 – 9 pm

Methods for Secondary Drama teaching area (TA);  Elective for other TA’s

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

ECUR 362 – Introduction to Principles and Practices of Second Language Teaching

29824

 WEB (asynchronous)

 

Methods course for TA Modern Languages; Elective for other TA’s

Note:  If English is your first language then at least 12 c.u. in a modern language other than English is required.

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

ECUR 415 – Current Issues in English as an Additional Language

25656

WEB (synchronous) Wednesday 7 – 10 pm

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

EFDT 450 – Aboriginal Epistemology and Pedagogy

26515

On campus Thursday 6 – 9

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

EFDT 486 – Queering our Schools and Communities

24014

Jan 27 & 28

Feb 10 & 11

Mar 10 & 11

Mar 31 & Apr 1 (Friday evening and all-day Saturday)   

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

EPSE 417 – Introduction to Counselling Psychology

27046

WEB

Pre or co-requisites:  EPSE 258, 302, 337, 390 or EDUC 202, or department approval

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3 

Note:  Students may not receive credit for both this course and PSY 257 in a B.Ed. program

ETAD 476 – Video Production for Education

23772

WEB

Pre or co-requisites:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3/164.3 or 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3, and EPSE 202.3

Note: Students with credit for ECMM 402 may not take this course for credit.

2022 Spring/Summer Education Electives

*Be sure to check that you have the required prerequisites.

 Title

CRN

Mode

Days

Times

Notes

ECUR 163 – Mathematical Content Knowledge for Teaching School Mathematics

41971

On-campus; Room EDUC 2014

May 16 – 30

Mon-Thurs

6 – 9:20 pm

· Early/Middle Years route students need to take one of ECUR 163 or 164.  If you have already completed ECUR 164, then you could take ECUR 163 as the one education elective needed.

· Secondary route students could take ECUR 163 as an education elective.

ECUR 391 – Theory of Second Additional Language Learning and Methods of Skills Development

41942

WEB

May 9 – June 22

 

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 291

 

ECUR 393 – Advanced Methods in Teaching English as Second Language

61198

WEB

July 4 – Aug 16

 

Pre-requisite:  ECUR 391

 

ECUR 450 – Elementary Health Methods

61147

On-campus; Room EDUC 2010

July 4 – 22

Mon – Thurs
9 am  – 12:20 pm

· Early/Middle Years route students need to take one elementary methods elective.  ECUR 450 could also be used towards the one education elective needed.

· Secondary route students could take ECUR 450 as an education elective.

EFDT 265 – Foundations for First Nations Metis and Inuit Teaching and Learning

41957

On-campus; Room EDUC 2014

June 2 – 22

Mon-Thurs

6 – 9:20 pm

Early/Middle/Secondary route students are required to take one of ECUR 265 or EFDT 265 for their program requirements.  If you have already completed ECUR 265, you could take EFDT 265 as an education elective.

EFDT 422 – Pedagogy of Intersecting Anti-Racist Education

61207

On-campus; Room EDUC 2009

July 4 – 22

 

Mon-Thurs

9 am – 12:20 pm

Pre-requisite:  Completion of the B.Ed. Extended Practicum; and EFDT 301; or permission of the instructor.

Fill out the online pre-requisite waiver override form to request permission to take this course.

EPSE 414 – Exceptional Learners Classroom Implications

40429

WEB

May 9 – June 22

 

Pre- or Co-requisite:  EPSE 390

EPSE 441 – Introductory Statistics in Education

61209

WEB

July 4 – Aug 16

 

Pre-requisite:  EPSE 302 or EPSE 390;

Note:  Students with credit for Comm 104, Plsc 214, Psy 233, Stat 242, 244, 245 or 246 cannot take this course for credit.

ETAD 404 – Designing E-learning Environments for Education

61205

WEB

July 4 – 22

 

Pre-requisite:  Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry Program must complete EFDT 101.3, ECUR 163.3 or 164.3 or 165.3, EPSE 202.3, and ECUR 265.3 or EFDT 265.3

 

Inquiry Project 411

Inquiry Project and Community Learning Field Experience 2022-2023 options:

TERM 1

EFDT 411 (01) – Instructor:  Karla Jessen Williamson
Tuesday 6:00 – 9:05 pm
Topic:  Spoken Words: Indigenous Oral Traditions and Knowledge

As a teacher candidate you are expected to develop an independent or interdependent inquiry on spoken words of Indigenous peoples and figure out how your learning of these is connected to your on-campus and field study experiences.  Your learning will be facilitated in developing understanding of approaches to questions you wish to address in regards to Indigenous oral traditions and knowledge.  You are encouraged to engage in deeper inquiry to develop positive attitudes towards oral traditions and story telling that come from Indigenous community.  Your inquiry involves how you would go about creating partnerships in education and develop skills related to Aboriginal community engagement and community-based learning.

TERM 2

EADM 411 (02)
Tuesday 1:00 – 3:50 pm

Instructor and Topic:  TBA

ECUR 411 (02) – Instructor:  Jenn Bergen
Wednesday 5:00 – 7:50 pm
Topic: 
Community Engagement & Pedagogical Praxis

This course will engage teacher candidates in developing critical inquiry projects in partnership with community-based groups and organizations. Critical inquiry projects will focus on contributing to diverse solutions to a pressing social or educational issue, will be driven by community needs, and will integrate educational theory, academic research, and practical pedagogical experiences. In addition, teacher candidates will develop an understanding of the diverse range of interventions taking place regarding social justice issues in their community.

ECUR 411 (04) – Instructor:  Tracy Walker
Thursday 10:00 – 12:50 am
Topic:  Experiential Learning & Open Inquiry through the Scientific Process

This course is an experiential learning opportunity focused on inquiry within a science context. In this course you will pursue two concurrent inquiries. As professionals, you will reflect on pedagogical approaches to integrating learning through inquiry in your classroom practice, whatever your teaching areas are. As learners, you will design and conduct your own scientific experiment, possibly using equipment at Canada's only synchrotron, the Canadian Light Source. You will build theoretical knowledge and practical abilities through investigation and integration of learning theory, curricula, teaching approaches and strategies, assessment, information communication technologies and other topics, as they connect to inquiry-based teaching and learning and the scientific process, while considering your identity, practice, role and responsibilities as a teacher.  Your learning will be most meaningful if you take this course after you have completed your extended practicum.

EFDT 411 (02) – Instructor:  Dr. Lynn Lemisko
Thursday 1:00 – 3:50 pm

Topic:  Educating for Democracy:  How did we get here?  Where to from here?

It is important to consider how teaching and learning across the curriculum has shaped citizen understanding of democracy and nationhood.  To answer questions about ‘where to from here’, we need to understand past and present perspectives about education for democracy or ‘citizenship education,’ in order to ensure sound approaches for the future.  In particular, this course offers teacher candidates the opportunity to inquire into issues connected to educating for democracy using a historical approach to knowledge construction.  Seminars with engage teacher candidates in the use of historical document analysis methodologies, including the examination, interpretation and critique of both primary and secondary source material so that they can develop and conduct an independent or interdependent inquiry project to explore issues connected to educating for democracy across the curriculum using a historical lens.  Teacher candidates will complete an inquiry project examining citizenship education across the curriculum using a historical lens.  Teacher candidates will complete the inquiry project independently or in small groups.

EFDT 411 (86) – Instructor: Karla Jessen Williamson
Monday 1:00 – 3:50 pm

Topic:  Education for Reconciliation

In this course, teacher candidates learn about the meaning and purpose of reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and Canadian society and how the role of education can play a positive role.  Teacher candidates will cross-reference and integrate the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission with curricular material in order to gain experience interpreting and shaping responsive education processes and outcomes.  Critical analysis of curricular and policy documents provide opportunities to engage teacher candidates with the existing legacy of residential school survivors and intergenerational effects of the residential school era.  The analysis process provides the foundation for inquiry-based learning, including pedagogical planning that involves relationality in adapting curriculum with particular emphasis on inclusion of content on Aboriginal concepts of social and ecological justice.  Through a series of guided activities, teacher candidates will practice the application of holistic approaches to learning and assessment based on Aboriginal peoples’ determination to sustain pedagogies, spirituality, knowledges, and language in educational contexts.

Reserved for ITEP students.  Permission would be required from ITEP to register in this course.  https://students.usask.ca/academics/registration/permission.php

EPSE 411 (02) – Instructor:  TBA
Friday 9:00 – 11:20 am
Topic:  Cyberbullying in Education

This course is designed to facilitate self-directed learning opportunities for students as they explore topics related to cyberbullying in education. Inquiry learning will be used by students to carry out individual and/or small group projects. Inquiries will be topics that students are most curious about that intersect with the topic of cyberbullying in education. 

Forms and Checklists

*The Class Permit/Override form does not apply to:

Program requirements to complete the various Bachelor of Education program routes are available in the Education Student Resources channel in PAWS , the Course and Program Catalogue, and/or by consulting your DegreeWorks profile in PAWS.

Ask an Advisor
Undergraduate Programs Office
College of Education
(306) 966-7654
advising.education@usask.ca

Academic Information and Policies

Academic Information and Policies can be found in the Course and Program Catalogue.
Click on the “Academic Information & Policies” tab.

Professional Accountability

Students, staff, faculty, and instructors in the College of Education aspire to the high standards of professionalism associated with the teaching profession.

Awards

Scholarships and bursaries are available to returning students continuing in an undergraduate program and new, first-time students entering an undergraduate program. In addition to the U of S awards listed on these pages, many external agencies offer scholarships and awards to students across Saskatchewan and Canada. These awards are not adminstered by the university.

With in-person events cancelled this year, we're virtually celebrating our students' academic achievements and the donor support that makes many of these awards possible.

Steps for Graduation and Teacher Certification

There are three possible scenarios when applying for your Teacher Certificate:

1. Previous Degree and 48 Credit Units of Education Coursework (including Extended Practicum)
  • Apply to Graduate (in PAWS)
  • You do not require a letter from the College confirming the degree since your transcripts will show you have a previous degree and 48 credit units of Education. 
  • The Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB) will require a copy of your U of S transcripts after your extended practicum grade has been posted.
  • You need to have transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended (including University of Saskatchewan) to the SPTRB.
2. Finished Degree Requirements at End of Fall Term 1
  • Apply to Graduate (in PAWS)
  • Once your extended practicum grade appears on your transcript, please email Audrey Swan at audrey.swan@usask.ca requesting that a letter be sent to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB) confirming your degree (since degree status will not appear on your U of S transcripts until June). 
  • You do not need to send your University of Saskatchewan transcripts, but you do need to send transcripts from any other post-secondary institutions you have attended to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB).
3. Finished Bachelor of Education Requirements at End of Winter Term 2
  • Apply to Graduate (in PAWS)
  • You do not need to request a letter from the college but instead confirmation of your degree is sent to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board as soon as possible after your final grades appear on your transcripts.  
  • You do not need to send your University of Saskatchewan transcripts but do need to send transcripts from any other post-secondary institutions you have attended to Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB).

Apply to Graduate

Spring Convocation – The deadline to apply for Spring Convocation is March 31.
The College of Education will send official University of Saskatchewan transcripts to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board once your degree appears on your transcripts in June.  We do not send transcripts from other post-secondary institutions so please arrange to send those transcripts directly to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board.

Fall Convocation – The deadline to apply for Fall Convocation is August 31.
The College of Education will send official University of Saskatchewan transcripts to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board once your degree appears on your transcripts in October.  We do not send transcripts from other post-secondary institutions so please arrange to send those transcripts directly to the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board. 

Remember to complete the Application to Graduate.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM SASKATCHEWAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS REGULATORY BOARD (SPTRB)

Procedures for Applying for Certification

Application form for Saskatchewan Teacher Certification

Teacher candidates can submit their application form anytime during their last year of study but cannot receive their teacher's license until all grades are on their transcripts.

Please read through the application form carefully and submit all relevant documentation to the Saskatchewan Teachers Regulatory Board. 

SK Pre-B.Ed Assessment Option

• Applicants with an approved undergraduate degree and at least 48 semester hours of pre-service teacher education coursework (must include a completed practicum and specific courses required for certification) may apply for assessment for certification prior to completing their B.Ed. program.

• At the time of application, teacher candidates may request a Pre-B.Ed. Assessment by indicating such on the application and paying the associated fee. The fee includes the SK B.Ed. Graduate Application Fee ($105) and the SK Pre-B.Ed. Assessment fee ($105) for a total of $210.

• Transcripts must be requested from all institutions attended and sent directly to the SPTRB. PLEASE NOTE: Your teaching practicum must be completed and awarded on your transcript.

• Applicants requesting the SK Pre-B.Ed. Assessment and who meet requirements for certification will be issued a permanent Professional A teaching certificate. Applicants who do not meet requirements for certification will have their application held until proof of completion of a B.Ed. is received; at which point a permanent Professional A teaching certificate will be issued.

• Please note that all fees, including the SK Pre-B.Ed. Assessment fee, are non-refundable. As such, applicants are asked to be familiar with certification requirements prior to requesting the SK Pre-B.Ed. Assessment. These are found under the Academic Requirements on the SPTRB website.

Key Points To Remember:

• When completing your online application, please answer “No” for the questions about holding another teacher’s certificate or authorization to teach UNLESS you do hold a teacher’s certificate or authorization to teach from another province or country.

• Applications are not processed until all required documents are received.

• A CRC (Criminal Record Check) and VSS (Vulnerable Sector Search) are required as part of your application and must be completed within 3 months prior to certification (generally February 1 or later)

• U of S or U of R transcripts and convocation eligibility letters will be sent directly from the university to the SPTRB upon the completion of your degree requirements.

• If you have attended any other post-secondary institution (other than the U of R or U of S), you must arrange to have these transcripts sent to the SPTRB directly from the institution.

• You can check the status of your application online by logging into your profile and clicking ‘Educators Only’ and then ‘Applications’.

• After initial certification and registration, it is your responsibility to register with the SPTRB annually. 

Contact Information

Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB)
204 - 3775 Pasqua Street
Regina, SK S4S 6W8
Phone: 306-352-2230Toll Free (SK only): 1-844-254-2230
 

Alberta

Teacher Certification

Alberta Education
Teacher Development & Certification
44 Capital Boulevard
10044 - 108 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5J 5E6

Telephone (780) 427-2045
Fax (780) 422-4199

New Brunswick

Teacher Certification

New Brunswick Department of Education
Teacher Certification
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

Telephone (506) 453-2785
Fax (506) 444-4761

Ontario

Teacher Certification

Ontario College of Teachers
Membership Services Department
6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON
M4W 3M5

Telephone (416) 961-8800
Fax (416) 961-2446

British Columbia

Teacher Certification

British Columbia College of Teachers
Director of Registration
400 - 2025 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1Z6

Telephone (604) 731-8170
Fax (604) 731-9142

Northwest Territories

Teacher Certification

Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture, and Employment
Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2L9

Telephone (867) 873-7392
Fax (867) 873-0338

Prince Edward Island

Teacher Certification

Department of Education
Teacher Certification
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8

Telephone (902) 368-6144
Fax (902) 368-4663

Manitoba

Teacher Certification

Manitoba Department of Education and Training
Professional Certification Unit
Box 700, 402 Main Street
Russell, MN
R0J 1W0

Telephone (204) 773-2998
Fax (204) 773-2411

Nova Scotia

Teacher Certification

Nova Scotia Department of Education and Culture
Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 578
Halifax, NS
B3J 2S9

Telephone (902) 424-6620
Fax (902) 424-3814

Quèbec

Teacher Certification

Direction de la formation et de la titularisation du personnel scolaire
Ministère de l' Éducation
1035, rue De La Ghevroitière, 28e étage
Québec, PQ
G1R 5A5

Telephone (418) 646-6581
Fax (418) 643-2149

Newfoundland and Labrador

Teacher Certification

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education
Teacher Certification
PO Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6

Telephone (709) 729-3020
Fax (709) 729-5026

Nunavut

Teacher Certification

Nunavut Department of Education
Teacher Qualification and Certification
P.O. Box 390
Arviat, NU
X0C 0E0

Telephone (867) 857-3077
Fax (867) 857-3090

Yukon

Teacher Certification

Yukon Department of Education
Teacher Certification
PO Box 2703
Whitehorse, YK
Y1A 2C6

Telephone (867) 667-8631
Fax (867) 393-6254

Contact Us

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X1

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