USask College of Education increases practical, applied arts options for students

The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Education has announced changes to its Bachelor of Education (BEd) program to create new opportunities for students who want to teach practical and applied arts subjects. Among the changes, the college plans to reopen its technical vocational stream in the 2025-26 academic year, allowing students with journeyperson certificates to enrol with advanced standing and to complete the program in three years. Graduates will be eligible for a Professional A teaching certificate. USask also plans to add a new practical and applied arts as a second teaching area option to its Secondary program route, while exploring the possibility of offering this as a first teaching area in the future. The university will also begin accepting applications to its Certificate in Secondary Technical Vocational Education program again in 2026-27.