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Graduate Co-operative Education

At the master's level there are two ways that a student can participate in a co-operative education experience. The first way is to register in one of the co-operative education programs offered at the University of Regina. Alternately, some units offer Graduate Co-operative Education courses, outside of a co-operative education program. Students who complete either a Co-operative Education Program, or complete two approved Graduate co-op work term courses will have a Co-operative Education Designation added to their transcript.

The student's academic unit has to provide approval for the student to enroll in a co-operative education program or work term. You must be a full-time Master’s student in good standing to be eligible to take a co-op work term. Academic units may have additional requirements for the students who are granted permission to take a graduate work term (these can be found in the course descriptions or with the academic unit).

Process for registering in a co-op course:

    1. Student Applies for Graduate Co-op.
    2. Student works with Career Office to find a Work Placement
      • Once the student has their application approved, they will work with their unit and the Career Education Office to find a placement.
    3. Approval of Work Term
      • Once the student has an offer of employment, the Career Education Office informs the student's academic unit and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research of the offer. 
      • The student registers for their unit’s co-operative education course (ex. ARTS 601/602, SCI 601/602, etc).
    4. Student Goes on Work Term
    5. Assigning the Final Grade
      • When the student returns from their work term, the person who has signed the Approval of the Graduate Co-op Work Term form will be responsible for submitting a final grade for the student.  Departments may require a report or a presentation.
    6. Co-operative Education Designation
      • When the student applies to graduate, FGSR will check if the student has completed the courses required to earn a Co-operative Education Designation.  If so, the student will receive a "Co-operative Education" designation which will appear on the student's parchment and transcript.

Notes

  • The career office will help find placements for students enrolled in graduate co-operative education. The career office will attempt to find graduate co-operative education placements with either more responsibilities and obligations than an undergraduate co-operative education placement, or a research aspect that complements the student’s graduate education. Obviously, the career office cannot promise research positions. Professors are encouraged to use their contacts to help in this process.
  • Graduate students will follow the same work term requirements pertaining to undergraduate students, such as length of terms, suitability of work placements, and codes of conduct.
  • International students should apply for a work visa two terms before they anticipate starting their first placement. The career office can provide students with a letter for CIC stating that their co-op course is essential for the student to earn the Co-operative Education Designation.

 

ARTS 601 – Graduate Co-op Work Term I
This is the first one semester co-op placement for graduate students in the Faculty of Arts. To register in this class a student must be in good standing and enrolled full-time in a Masters program in the Faculty of Arts. A student who completes both ARTS 601 and ARTS 602 will have the designation “Co-operative Education” added to their degree. A “Credit” grade requires both a satisfactory work-term report and a satisfactory employer’s evaluation. 6 credit hours, Credit / No Credit.
Prerequisite: Completion of two graduate level courses in the student’s graduate program, CGPA minimum of 75% and permission of the student’s academic unit.

ARTS 602 – Graduate Co-op Work Term II
This is the second one semester co-op placement for graduate students in the Faculty of Arts. To register in this class a student must be in good standing and enrolled full-time in a Masters program in the Faculty of Arts. A student who completes both ARTS 601 and ARTS 602 will have the designation “Co-operative Education” added to their degree. A “Credit” grade requires both a satisfactory work-term report and a satisfactory employer’s evaluation. 6 credit hours, Credit / No Credit.
Prerequisite: ARTS 601, CGPA of minimum 75%, and permission of the student’s academic unit.

SCI 601 Graduate Co-op Work Term I
The first one semester co-op placement for graduate students in the Faculty of Science. To register, a student must be in good standing and enrolled in a Master's program in the Faculty of Science. Completion of both SCI 601 and SCI 602 leads to the designation "Co-operative Education" on the degree. A "credit" grade requires both a satisfactory work-term report and a satisfactory employer's evaluation.
Prerequisite: Set by the individual academic units.

SCI 602 Graduate Co-op Work Term II
The second one semester co-op placement for graduate students in the Faculty of Science. To register, a student must be in good standing and enrolled in a Master's program in the Faculty of Science. Completion of both SCI 601 and SCI 602 leads to the designation "Co-operative Education" on the degree. A "credit" grade requires both a satisfactory work-term report and a satisfactory employer's evaluation.
Prerequisite: Set by the individual academic units.