Welcome

Welcome to the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan! We are delighted to have you embarking on this exciting journey with us. With many opportunities to grow both professionally and individually, we are confident that if you engage in the opportunities our program offers, you will become a collaborative and proficient educator.   

Please take some time to watch the videos and read the information below. We hope you find them helpful as you prepare for your time as a student in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. 

Next Steps

Teaching Areas 1 and 2 are often thought of as your major and minor. As a student in the College of Education, you are required to complete a specific number of credit units in two Teaching Areas that are aligned with Saskatchewan K-12 curriculum areas.

Course and Program Catalogue

Your Teaching Areas will determine your course selection and your progression through the Bachelor of Education program. 

Teaching area options and program requirements are listed by program route under:

The Bachelor of Education program is highly structured. Be sure to review the requirements for Years 1 and 2 and balance your interests with program requirements. 

Program Plans

Degree Works Profile 

Degree Works is a tool to assist you with determining your B.Ed. program requirements and course selection. 

  • Log into PAWS
    • Go to Academics (you may use the search bar and type in "Academics")
      • Click on the Degree Works button
  • Search for course offerings in PAWS > Academics > Registration > Register for Classes > Browse Classes. Classes will be available for viewing at the beginning of May.
  • Save draft class schedules using the Plan Ahead tool
  • And/or use a Class Schedule Worksheet to plan your schedule.
  • Record the unique CRN for each class (A CRN is a 5-digit number that differentiates specific sections of every class).
  • Be sure to include additional tutorials or labs into your schedule.
  • Helpful information and tutorial videos are available on the Classes and Registration webpage. 

It's a good idea to have a Plan B or back-up schedule in case the classes you plan to take fill up before you're able to register. 

  • A registration date will be listed in PAWS by mid-May.
  • Registration opens in June. Put this date in your calendar! Best practice is to register for classes immediately when your registration window opens.
  • Once classes begin, you are able to make changes to your course registration up to the registration and withdrawal deadlines. Deadlines are posted on the Classes and registration page.

All first- and second-year Bachelor of Education students are required to register for an Education Learning Community (EDLC) in both the Fall and Winter Terms.

  • Year 1 students: Register for EDLC 101.0 and EDLC 102.0*
  • Year 2 students: Register for EDLC 201.0 and EDLC 202.0

You will choose and register for your EDLCs at the same time as you choose and register for your other classes.

*Students in the Kin/Ed Combined Program and LTEP routes may have designated Year 1 Learning Communities. Please consult with the Education Learning Communities team or an academic advisor for details.

Learn about Education Learning Communities

Our friendly academic advisors are available to meet with you! If you still have questions after watching the New to Education videos and reviewing the information on this page, book an appointment to see an academic advisor online or call (306) 966-7654.

At this time, all academic advising appointments are by phone.

Learn about Academic Advising for B.Ed. students.

May 15 – June 10, 2021

U-Start is a pre-orientation to help new USask students prepare for university life. This year, sessions will take place online through a variety of methods, including webinars, videos and live chats. Complete details are on the U-Start webpage.

U-Start BEd PAWS walk-through
Join us on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 for a full day of orientation activities.

Helpful Videos

Note: Instead of Modern Languages, students in the Early/Middle Years program route now have the option of Cree or French for a Teaching Area 1 and Languages for a Teaching Area 2.

Note: Instead of Modern Languages, students in the Secondary program route now have the option of Cree or French as a Teaching Area 1 or 2.

Note: Students in the Kin/Ed Combined Program and LTEP routes may have designated Year 1 Learning Communities. Please consult with the Education Learning Communities team or an academic advisor for details.

Note: Students should plan to enroll in EDST 321.3 in the Winter Term of Year 3 and EDST 322.3 in the Spring Term following Year 3. 

Note: Kinesiology/Education Combined Program students admitted in 2021-2022 on are now required to complete Year 1 and Year 2 Education Learning Communities (EDLC 101.0, 102.0, 201.0 and 202.0).

Essential Skills for Teacher Candidates

A candidate for a B.Ed. degree must demonstrate the following:

1. Cognitive Skills

A teacher candidate must demonstrate the memory necessary to recall, integrate and synthesize information. In addition, the teacher candidate must display both critical and creative thinking skills, with the latter involving fluency, flexibility, originality and elaboration in terms of developing and adapting student programs.

2. Communication Skills

A teacher candidate must speak and hear (independently or through successful use of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) and interact with students in order to effectively and efficiently deliver and assess lessons. In addition, clear oral and written communication skills are required related to family engagement as well as working relationships with colleagues.

3. Emotional and Physical Health

A teacher candidate must successfully navigate through the emotional and physical expectations of a school day related to field experiences and demonstrate attendance and participation as required and/or negotiated in College and field settings.

4. Language Skills

A teacher candidate must demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (oral and written).

5. Research/Information Processing Skills

A teacher candidate must demonstrate the ability to initiate and complete the collection of data related to students and curricula, effectively demonstrating analysis, considering implications, keeping records, and displaying information.

6. Social Skills

A teacher candidate must be able to ethically and sensitively build working relationships with all members of a school team. Compassion, integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills and internal motivation are all personal qualities that successful teachers demonstrate and are attributes expected of students in the College of Education.

Student Responsibilites

A Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector check is mandatory for all teacher candidates to participate in field experiences.

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 our 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 the 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 the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation codes and standards and the the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board conduct.

To be promoted to the next year of the program, you must maintain a minimum average of 60% in your external and Education coursework. In addition, students in the Secondary program route must maintain a 60% average in both Teaching Areas 1 and 2. Program requirements from Years 1, 2 and 3 must be completed by June 30, prior to the Extended Practicum in Fall Term of Year 4.

Visit the the course and program catalogue for more information on promotion and graduation standards for the College of Education (listed under Academic Information & Policies).

Student Services

We know you will have questions about coming to university. Here is where you can find your answers.

Student Groups

Education Students' Society (ESS)

  • The Education Students’ Society represents, enhances and promotes the academic and non-academic interests of all Education students in the College through unified, accountable, and effective leadership.
  • The Education Students’ Society seeks to enhance the experience of Education students by providing both professional and extra-curricular opportunities for growth.
  • The ESS office is located in Room 1009, Education Building.
  • Follow the ESS on Instagram and Facebook

ITEP Student Council

  • The ITEP Student Council is a group of students representing the views of the students enrolled in the ITEP program.
  • The ITEP Student Council office is located in Room 1010, Education Building.
  • Follow ITEP Student Council on Facebook

SUNTEP Student Representative Council (SUNTEP SRC)

  • The SUNTEP Student Representative Council is a group of students representing the views of the students enrolled in the SUNTEP program.
  • The SUNTEP SRC office is located in Room 1011, Education Building.
  • Follow SUNTEP on Facebook and Instagram