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Elementary Teacher Education

Programs in Elementary Teacher Education at the University of Regina study 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, knowledges, 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, behavioural, and health challenges in schools

The degree is approved by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Professional Regulatory Board as meeting the requirements for Teacher Certification in the province of Saskatchewan.


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 endeavours to attract teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds and representative of Saskatchewan demographics

In School Experience

Our program offers extensive field experience in a school setting. The practicum experience begins in the first year with an introduction to schools, an exploration of the various roles in education. More extensive development occurs in the pre-internship year (year 3). It is at this level that students experience the link between theory and practice since education courses over two semesters are coordinated with the practicum. An intensive 16-week internship, under the daily supervision of a cooperating teacher, has over the years become the 'flagship' of the Faculty of Education

Sample Courses

  • Experiential Learning for Young Children
  • Education for Justice: Knowledge, Schooling and Society
  • Treaties in the Classroom
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy

Faculty of Education is rooted in anti-racist and social justice orientations to teaching and learning. Becoming a student here will require you to stretch your thinking, to examine your own positionality, and to develop a critical consciousness around the lives of those marginalized by various forms of systemic inequities.

Ladder Opportunity for Educational Assistants

  • 4-Year BEd Program Through the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Educational Assistant Certificate (EAC) Ladder Opportunity

The University of Regina, in collaboration with Saskatchewan Polytechnic, is offering a unique opportunity for Educational Assistants (EAs) to pursue a 4-year Bachelor of Education program in Elementary education. This program is designed to fast-track EAs on their journey to becoming certified Elementary teachers in Saskatchewan. Select either the Early Elementary or Middle Years specialization strands to tailor their educational path.


  • Students who have successfully completed the Sask Polytech EAC program on or after June 30, 2021, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent, will receive a maximum of 30 credit hours recognized as a transfer credit in the U of R 4-year BEd Elementary program.
  • Students who graduated from the Saskatchewan Polytechnic EAC program before June 30, 2021, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students for careers as elementary school teachers. Other career opportunities include working in early childhood settings and community-based education programs. Our graduates are well respected and highly sought after by school divisions across Saskatchewan and beyond.

Elementary Teacher Education Meet Your Faculty

Quick Facts

Program: Bachelor of Education (BEd) Early Elementary Education (Pre-K to Grade 5) Bachelor of Education (BEd) Middle Years Education (Grades 6 to 9) Bachelor of Education After Degree (BEAD) Early Elementary Education (Pre-K to Grade 5) Bachelor of Education After Degree (BEAD) Middle Years Education (Grades 6 to 9)
Length: BEd: 4 years BEAD: 2 years Programs can be completed on a part time or full time basis
Offered Through: University of Regina
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