Elementary 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.


Bachelor of Education (BEd) Early Elementary (PreK to Grade 5)(4 years)

Bachelor of Education (BEd) Middle Years (Grade 6 to 9)( (4 years)

Bachelor of Education After Degree (BEAD) Early Elementary (PreK to Grade 5) (2 years)

Bachelor of Education After Degree (BEAD) Middle Years (Grade 6 to 9) (2 years)


Programs can be completed on a part time or full time basis.


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.

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.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Educational Assistant to Elementary Teacher

By an agreement between the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic, our 4-year Bachelor of Education Elementary program is being offered to EAs who completed the Sask Polytech EAC program on or after June 30, 2021, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent. EAs will receive a maximum of 30 credit hours recognized as a transfer credit in the U of R 4-year BEd Elementary program. Choose Early Elementary or Middle Years strands.

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