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Secondary Teacher Education

The Secondary Program prepares teachers who will work in high schools. Students study a major and a minor teachable area to meet Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board certification requirements. The Faculty provides field placements in each year of the program and supports continual experimentation and innovation in Education Core Curriculum and Methods.

The Secondary Teacher Educator program is committed to help 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, 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; and responding with multiple levels of intervention to learning, behavioural, and health challenges in schools.

Major and Minors

Secondary Education students require both a Major and Minor teaching area.

Secondary Teacher Education Majors

  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • English Education
  • General Science Education
  • Health Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Physics Education
  • Social Studies Education

Secondary Teacher Education Minors

  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Dance Education
  • Drama Education
  • English Education
  • French Education
  • General Science Education
  • Health Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education; Instrumental Music Education, Choral Music Education, General Music/Creative Technologies Education
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education
  • Physics Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Visual Education

Values

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

The first-year practicum experience is 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. Typically in fourth year, students will participate in an internship experience. This intensive 16-week internship, under the daily supervision of a cooperating teacher and with the support of a faculty advisor, has become the 'flagship' of the Faculty of Education.

Sample Courses

  • Education for Justice: Knowledge, Schooling and Society
  • Treaties in the Classroom
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Working with Difference and Diversity

This program adopts learner-centred approach, empowering educators and learners to select from a myriad of engaging and innovative teaching and learning strategies for the achievement of learning outcomes. The learner-centred approach results in construction of knowledge, higher order thinking, and the ability to apply knowledge, all of which are essential to the work of professional teachers. Faculty who teach in this program are often former secondary school teachers, bringing a strong mix of both classroom experience and theoretical understandings of the complexity of teaching and learning.

Career Opportunities

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

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Quick Facts

Degree Type: Bachelor of Education (BEd) Program in Secondary Education Baccalauréat en éducation secondaire, française Bachelor of Education After Degree (BEAD) Program in Secondary Education, for graduates with approved degrees Baccalauréat en éducation secondaire, française, for graduates with approved degrees Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Kinesiology (BEd/BKin) Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science (BEd/BSc) (Mathematics) BMusEd/BMus Program
Length: BEd: 4 years BEd/BKin: 5 years BEd/BSc: 5 years BMusEd/BMus: 5 years BEAD: 2 years
Location: University of Regina
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