Elementary/Middle Years Education
This program is not available to students with only a high school diploma. University credit is required before admission.
Teach elementary or middle school. Learn how to lead. Experience the classroom and beyond. Create an educated community of the future. Be the inspiration for tomorrow’s children.
Bachelor of Education- Elementary
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Minimum of 60 credit units of post-secondary courses transferable to the BEd. program, including Compulsory Courses, Teaching Area Course Requirements, and Elective Courses, with a minimum overall average of 60%.
The following courses are compulsory as part of the 60 credit units required:
- English 110.6 or equivalent
- A minimum of three credit units in each of the other Required Areas of Study of the Saskatchewan school curriculum:
- Mathematics (any Mathematics or Statistics class)
- Natural Science
- Social Studies (Economics, History, Native Studies, Policitcal Studies, Religious Studies, Antropology, Sociology, Human Geography, Womens and Gender Studies, or an approved course in Classics)
- Fine Arts (any Art, Art History, Drama, Drama History, Music, or Music History class)
- Kinesiology (Physical Education) 121.3 or Kin 122.3 (pre-2003 Kin 145.3)
- Native Studies 107.3 or equivalent
Two Teaching Area course requirements are part of the 60 credit units required:
- Teaching Area 1: minimum of 18 credit units (12 senior credit units)
- Teaching Area 2: minimum of 12 credit units (6 senior credit units)
Possible teaching areas are:
- Arts Education - Art, Drama, Music
- English Language Arts
- Physical Education (Kinesiology)
- Mathematics - Math and Statistics
- Modern Languages - Cree, French, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian
- Science: General - Elementary Teaching Areas only
- Science: Biology
- Science: Chemistry
- Science: Physics
- Social Sciences / Social Studies - Native Studies, History, Human Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Sociology, Political Studies, Antropology, Classics (history stream), Women's and Gender Studies
In addition to the Compulsory Courses and Teaching Areas, students must also have completed 3-18 credit units of course work to make up the 60 credit units appropriate for the B.Ed. degree. These will usually be Arts & Science or Kinesiology electives.
Academic Record — 50% weighting
- Average is calculated on the 60 credit units of pre-requisite courses
Interview — 25% weighting
- Applicants must participate in an online interview
35-40 hours of Experience Working with Children— 25% weighting
- Candidate must have 35-40 hours of experience working with children, youth or young adults, paid or unpaid work.
- Candidate must provide contact information for two referees who have supervised or observed interaction with children/youth.
- Referee Work Experience Evaluation is required.
2012-2013 Education Entry Admission Statistics
- 120: Elementary/middle
- 70: Secondary
- 25: B.Sc. (Kin)/B.Ed
Total Applicants: 383
- 202: Elementary/Middle
- 157: Secondary
- 22: Math
- 38: Chemistry
- 3: Physics
- 104: Other
- 25: B.Sc. (Kin)/B.Ed
- Elementary/Middle: 68.20 to 88.90%
- Secondary: 71.87 to 90.45%
* Combined score of GPA, online interview and reference.
- Females: 279
- Males: 104
- The 60 credit units of prerequisite arts and science courses are necessary to ensure that students will have the adequate background knowledge their profession will require.
- Beginning in their third year of study, students are paired with a partner school where assignments can be completed in an active learning environment.
- At the start of fourth year, studets are completely submerged in an extensive field experience for a supervised 16-week period, teaching full-time for two of those weeks.
After completing 60 credit units in the College of Arts and Science, students are ready to apply to the College of Education with one of two specializations: elementary/middle years or secondary.
The focus of the Elementary/Middle Years Education Program is of a generalist nature. A student in the Secondary Education Program will have two teaching areas to learn to teach.
- EDUC 302: Situated Learners Contexts of Learning and Development
Teacher candidates will investigate the contexts of understanding knowledge and learning, learner diversity and development. This will include child and adolescent development, assessment, exceptionalities, and language use in learning. It will also include a focus on related implications for pedagogical decision-making, planning, and assessment to support diverse learners, cognitive, emotional, physical, spiritual, and age-specific growth.
- EDUC 313: Pedagogies of Place Context Based Learning Elementary
This course considers pedagogical, planning, and assessment choices in relation to geographical and cultural contexts, the specific knowledges and situations of learners, subject learning and relational curriculum-making, and social and ecological justice priorities. Holistic, experiential, and inquiry-based pedagogical methodologies will be examined and experienced.
- EDUC 471: Professional Study Seminar
This seminar is designed to be combined with internship experiences to explore subject matter specific topics and methodologies and topics of issue or concern that arise while on internship, including but not limited to topics like building learning communities, professionalism in teaching-learning contexts, ethics, differentiated instruction and culturally responsive assessment for learning.
It's about more than becoming a teacher. The skills you learn in the College of Education can take you to the classroom, out into the community or around the world:
- Elementary or High School Teacher
- Adult Educator
- Community Program Coordinator
- Curriculum Developer
- Educational Administrator
- High School Counselor or Academic Advisor
- International Teacher
- Instructional Designer
- Library Technician or Teacher Librarian
- Literacy Instructor/Coordinator
- Resource Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
- Vocational Teacher
- Youth Worker
- Or almost anything you want...
A Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is the beginning of a long career in academia, education, community, business, politics or government.
The graduate studies program in the College of Education offers opportunities to advance your education in the areas of educational administration (leadership), educational foundations (social justice, Aboriginal, anti-racist, and lifelong and ecological education), educational psychology and special education (school counselling, special education, and applied measurement and evaluation), and educational curriculum (teacher librarian, educational communications, and technology and curriculum).