This is a broad-based program that prepares school professionals to teach core curriculum subjects including arts education, health, language arts, mathematics, physical education, science and social studies at the pre-kindergarten to grade nine level. The program consists of three components: academic courses taken outside the Faculty of Education, professional courses taken within the Faculty and in-school classroom experiences.
The Elementary Teacher Education program is committed to helping pre-service teachers develop a deep understanding of the complexities of life in schools and aims to support the development of critically engaged citizens in schools. By helping students develop the professional attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to teach in an increasingly diverse and complex environment they acquire the adaptability needed to address the challenges in today’s schools. Graduates have experience with enacting innovative and responsive pedagogies, including equitable assessment and evaluation; teaching, learning, and participating in our digital world; teaching for multiple literacies; and responding with multiple levels of intervention to learning, behavioral, and health challenges in schools.
The program takes up critical culturally responsive and anti-oppressive teaching practices; development of culturally appropriate curricula; building capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect; leadership in treaty education. The program endeavors to attract teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds and representative of Saskatchewan demographics.
The following routes are offered in Elementary Teacher Education:
- Early Elementary Education (Pre-K to Grade 5) BEd (120 credit hours)
- Middle Years Education (Grades 6 to 9) BEd (120 credit hours)
- Early Elementary Education (Pre-K to Grade 5) After Degree (BEAD) (60 credit hours)
- Middle Years Education (Grades 6 to 9) After Degree (BEAD) (60 credit hours)
Experiential Learning for Young Children, Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges in Early Childhood Education, Physical Education in the Elementary School, Curriculum as Cultural and Social Practice: Teaching Literacy for a Better World.
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Graduates find work in child and youth services, community development, curriculum development, daycare, elementary school teaching, middle years teaching or preschool teaching.
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