Jenn's Story - Certificate in Inclusive Education

Jenn - Inclusive Education

My name is Jenn and I am a Learning Consultant.  I work with teachers and students in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  I completed my Bachelor’s (2008) and Master’s (2012) Degrees in Education at the University of Regina, and recently completed the Inclusive Education Certificate in December (2015).  I took a combination of face-to-face and blended courses during the school year work week, on Saturday’s, and over the summer, to complete the certificate in two and a half years.  I even took some of my courses right in Moose Jaw, where I live and work, which cut down on driving costs and time!

I completed the Inclusive Ed Certificate Program for numerous reasons.  First, it was highly recommended by my school division and colleagues.  Second, I gained the background knowledge and experiences necessary to bring added value to my team members, other teachers, and most importantly, the students.  Finally, I was able to increase my classification on the STF salary grid!

The best part of the certificate program were definitely the professors.  In many cases they were teaching while working within a school division, and were therefore able to bring authentic and meaningful learning experiences into our work.  They were passionate, flexible, and held a wealth of knowledge.  Course texts were chosen strategically and were valuable in both the readings, and in collaborative class discussions.  Learning activities and course work were engaging, relevant, and relatable, and most importantly, I was able to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge of what I learned into my work immediately. 

Throughout the certificate program I was able to build confidence in myself as an individual, and as a collaborative team member, while gaining insight into the world of the Student Support Teacher.  It is for these reasons I highly recommend the Inclusive Ed Certificate for any teacher who is interested in expanding their knowledge in Inclusive Education and who wish to develop personally and professionally within their school divisions. 

Jenn - Inclusive Education Certificate