This program is not available to students with only a high school diploma. University credit is required before admission.
Teach secondary 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- Secondary
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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
- Native Studies 107.3 or equivalent
Two Teaching Area course requirements are part of the 60 credit units required, with at least 30 credit units of the 60 at the senior level.
- Teaching Area 1: minimum of 24 credit units (18 senior credit units) with a minimum average of 60%
- Teaching Area 2: minimum of 15 credit units (9 senior credit units) with a minimum average of 60%
Possible teaching areas are:
- Arts Education - Art, Drama, Music
- English Language Arts
- Physical Education (Kinesiology - teaching Area 1 only)
- Mathematics - Math and Statistics
- Modern Languages - Cree or French
- 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 12 credit units of elective courses. Elective courses may be used to strengthen one of the two teaching areas, or to build a third teaching area.
- 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. The Secondary Education Program, in particular, lends itself to the completion of a second degree with an additional year of study.
- 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 301: Educator Identity in Contexts Anti-Oppressive and Ethical Beginnings
This course will have a central focus on an anti-racist and anti-oppressive examination of self and learners, with an understanding that education is an ethical and political act. Specific attention will be paid to the Saskatchewan context. Teacher candidates will connect these understandings to teaching practice as they develop their professional identities.
- EDUC 315: Pedagogies of Place Context Based Learning Secondary
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 421: Field Experience Professional Internship
Teacher candidates will work with one or more co-operating teachers and will function as professionals-in-training, engaging with students and their families. Teacher candidates will work alongside colleagues on a regular and in-depth basis, team-teaching, planning lessons and other school-based programs, and progressing toward a full teaching load within their school context. The experience affords teacher candidates with opportunities to be innovative and to Implement learning gained in past terms.
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).