Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP)
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.
NORTEP is based in La Ronge. This program provides the opportunity for residents from over 45 northern communities to take classes towards a Bachelor of Education and still remain close to their families and home.
- The field experiences offered will not simply be a chance to practice ideas learned in university classes, but will support the developing understanding of what it means to be a teaching professional.
- Teacher candidates will learn from many teachers and support staff in school settings, from the members of a faculty team, and from peers.
- Teacher candidates will also be encouraged to undertake a range of teaching and learning activities in the field throughout the program, but especially in student teaching and the internship.
- Student teaching will take a variety of forms from short school visits on a weekly basis to three week long teaching periods depending on the program chosen.
- Internship occurs in the final year of the program, is sixteen weeks in length and allows for deep exploration and involvement in classroom and school activities, under the mentorship and support of both an experienced teacher and college supervisor.
NORTEP is a four-year degree offred jointly by the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina. Northern residents, preferably with fluency in an aboriginal language, benefit from studying close to home and experiencing ample field-based learning:
- two-week field practicum in second year
- practice teaching for eleven weeks in third year
- internship placement in a classroom for one semester of fourth year
- a full-time teaching block of fifteen consecutive days in fourth year
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).