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The College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan offers a number of longstanding and new certificate and graduate programs to help educators and aspiring educators deepen their knowledge in a chosen area.

Many of our programs and courses are delivered online in flexible ways that are designed to support busy schedules, and respond to changing educational needs and community demographics.

Our faculty are national leaders in Indigenous education, curriculum design and educational technology, special education and educational administration.

Certificate programs

Post-Degree Certificate in English as an Additional Language (PDCEAL)

The Post-Degree Certificate in English as an Additional Language Education is the only certificate program of its kind in Canada intended for practicing K-12 teachers.

Offered by the Department of Curriculum Studies, this online program is tailored to meet the learning and academic needs of K-12 teachers and those in related professions who are seeking specialized knowledge and professional certification in the area of EAL education.

Post-Degree Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CERTESL)

This online certificate program is for those with an undergraduate degree that are not practicing K-12 teachers and would like to teach English as a Second Language to newcomers, refugees and international students here in Canada or overseas.

CERTESL is recognized by all three Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) accrediting bodies in Canada: TESL Saskatchewan, TESL Canada and TESL Ontario.

Post-Degree Certificate in Career and Guidance Studies

This post-degree certificate is designed for practicing K-12 teachers and human service providers and incorporates skills-development in communication, career development and decision-making, ethics in school and educational contexts, and a special project in Career and Guidance Studies. Become a guidance counsellor and support students in their scholastic, social and personal growth.

Indigenous Languages Certificate (Cree)

This certificate was designed to reverse the trend in the erosion of Indigenous languages as called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Our certificate immerses students in Cree language instruction and pedagogy to enable graduates to teach the language in Saskatchewan settings.

Early Childhood Education Certificate (ECE)

This certificate program is for early childhood professionals who wish to develop understandings and skills to work authentically and meaningfully with young learners and families to build healthy communities and to create stronger foundations for future learning. Courses are designed to inspire reflection, engagement, and growth in the complex interplay of early learning principles and practices, and may be taken standalone or combined with five others to qualify for an Advanced Qualification Certificate.

Graduate programs

Master of Education in Curriculum Studies

This program addresses the relationship between practice and theory in curriculum research, design, implementation, evaluation, and leadership, as well as expertise in educational technology and communication. It is designed for teachers across a variety of sectors (K-12, post-secondary and informal education).

Master of Education in Educational Technology and Design (ETAD)

ETAD faculty and instructors are Canadian leaders in research and approaches focused on the social, professional and pedagogical influences of technology in learning. This MEd program is completely online and offers flexible part-time and full-time options. Enroll today and expand your skills and ability to thrive in an online teaching and learning environment.

Master of Education in Educational Foundations

Educational Foundations is an integrated program that explores the critical study of educational issues aimed at advancing the study of social and ecological justice in education. Graduates students undertake research and course-work in a diverse range of areas, including the interdisciplinary study of Indigenous education, anti-racist and anti-oppressive education, and sexual orientation and gender study.

Master of Education in Indigenous Land-Based Education stream

This program provides educators with a knowledge base in Indigenous pedagogy, restoring connections to the land that have been severed through colonization. It includes intensive field institutes in Hawaii, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan where students take graduate level courses framed within an Indigenous paradigm and taught primarily by Indigenous faculty.

Master of Education in Educational Psychology and Special Education

This research-intensive program is designed to prepare practitioners and researchers with specialization in either Special Education or Measurement and Evaluation, and offers both thesis and course-based routes. Program graduates in the special education stream are prepared to assume leadership or consultative positions in school divisions, government agencies, businesses or post-secondary institutions. Program graduates in the Measurement and Evaluation stream may obtain employment as data analysts, research scientists, test developers, research consultants, classroom and large-scale assessment specialists, certification and credentialing professionals, and psychometricians at research and testing organizations.

Cross-departmental PhD

This thesis-based research degree trains graduates with goals of conducting education research for government, school divisions, First Nations and other research organizations. The program delivery is intended to be flexible with specific program requirements decided by the student's advisory committee.

Master's and Certificates in Health Professionals Education

These new online programs are intended for health professionals training students in clinical and classroom settings. The MEd is designed to allow students to continue working full-time while pursuing course work and allows greater flexibility through the delivery of two certificate programs that can be laddered into a master's degree. The courses develop teaching skills and curriculum design expertise and better prepare health specialists for educational leadership roles.