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MAÎTRISE EN , ÉDUCATION FRANÇAISE M. Ed.

MAÎTRISE EN , ÉDUCATION FRANÇAISE M. Ed.

Programme offert par la Faculté d’études supérieures et de la recherche, la Faculté d’éducation et La Cité universitaire francophone.

Poursuivez votre développement professionnel en français

La Maîtrise vous permettra d’explorer les enjeux pertinents à l’enseignement en français en contexte minoritaire, de réfléchir à de grandes problématiques pédagogiques, de mettre en pratique plusieurs techniques d’élaboration de programme, et bien plus.

Le programme est basé sur un système de cohorte aveç option mémoire, projet ou cours.

Cours offert en ligne !

Joignez-vous à notre cohorte !
Débutera en juillet 2021

L’enseignement et la rédaction se font en français.

Nos étudiants profitent d’une relation étroite avec leurs collègues et professeur.e.s ainsi qu’un encadrement personnalisé. L’appui linguistique et financier est également disponible.

INSCRIPTION Conditions

Baccalauréat de 4 ans (B.Ed. ou equivalent)
Moyenne globale d’au moins 70%
Deux années d’expérience professionnelle de préférence, un atout

Déposez votre dossier en ligne avant le

15 février 2021

https://www.uregina.ca/gradstudies/

Pour information, envoyez un courriel au edgrad@uregina.ca

New Masters Program in the Faculty of Education

We’re offering a new Masters program in the Faculty of Education

Teaching Learning and Leadership (TLL) – Designed by teachers for teachers!

Our new TLL course-route Masters program combines our best Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership courses with many ELECTIVE choices.

Maximum flexibility for busy professionals with online, face-to-face and blended options.

Applications are now open. Deadline to apply for fall 2021 term intake is February 15, 2021.

Contact us today!

Email: EdGrad@uregina.ca
Book an advising appointment: www.uregina.ca/education/advisingMeeting.html

New Northern Saskatchewan Indigenous Teacher Education Program formed to help meet northern teacher shortage

Photo (L-R): Associate Dean Pamela Osmond Johnson (UofR), Minister of Education Earl Cook (MNS), Chief Tammy Cook-Searson (LLRIB). President and Vice Chancellor Vianne Timmons (UofR), Director of Education Simon Bird (LLRIB), Dean Jerome Cranston (UofR) at the September 6, 2019 launch of the new NSITEP in Lac La Ronge, SK.

A new Northern Saskatchewan Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NSITEP) was launched on September 5, 2019, established in partnership between the Faculty of Education (University of Regina), Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI), and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB). The four-year Bachelor of Education program with its first cohort of students who began in fall (2019) is accredited by the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. It intends to help meet the demand for more teachers, especially Indigenous teachers, in Northern Saskatchewan. Located on Far Reserve of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band in the Mikisew School, the program is well-positioned to meet the accessibility needs of students located in the North.

April Chiefcalf, one of two Instructors employed by NSITEP says, “A significant aspect of the program is its ability to serve both First Nations and Métis students in the area. An ongoing teacher shortage in Northern Saskatchewan exists and with the closure of NORTEP, it seems community-based programs that are a joint endeavour between Indigenous communities and universities are being created to fill that void. NSITEP will be unique because it will emphasize Indigenous languages, cultures and land-based education.”

Morris Cook, NSITEP Program Head and Instructor, says the program is “so beneficial not only to the community, but also for folks from the greater La Ronge area…When you put your hand on the pulse of the schools in the North, there is a shortage. It takes a long time to get folks into remote areas, but if they are local, they are more likely to stay. The hope is that the teachers from NSITEP will return to the community for the rest of their careers.”

For Dean Jerome Cranston of the Faculty of Education it is significant that the program was developed in partnership with the leadership of LLRIB, the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan (MNS), and GDI, and thereby designed specifically to meet the needs of the LLRIB and Métis communities to educate their own people to become teachers in their own communities. Cranston says, the Faculty’s involvement with this partnership, “demonstrates how the Faculty of Education and the University of Regina are committed to more fully realizing their relational obligation to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. NSITEP recognizes the sovereignty of Indigenous peoples, places a premium on learning within community and is an attempt to better balance the typically asymmetrical relationships that have historically existed.”

With 20 students forming the first NSITEP cohort, and a lot of inquiries from potential students, Cook expects it will be easy to fill the 13 Métis/13 LLRIB student quota each new academic year. Cook is hopeful: “Its a great time for the program to be in place. I look forward to continuing the work that has been done to get this program off the ground, to building up the capacity and educating lots of local teachers.”

Fall 2018 Admission on the Spot events

Thinking about becoming a teacher? Applying just got a lot easier! Attend an Admission on the Spot event near you.

ADMISSION ON THE SPOT EVENTS

The Faculty of Education, University of Regina will be assessing applications and admitting students on the spot at these events!

Watch for an event near you:

Come Prepared!

  1. Download and answer all applicable questions on the Teacher Education Application and Profile form (download to your computer and fill the form in and print it)
  2. Attend an Admission on the Spot event and bring your:
  • Completed Teacher Education Application and Profile form
  • School-certified unofficial transcript
  • Application Fee (Check your Admission on the Spot event page for the correct application fee)

If eligible, you will receive a conditional offer of admission at the event.

*NOTE: We are not able to admit on the spot for the following programs: BEd/BKin combined degree, BEd (Physical Education), and BEd (Music).

Admission on the Spot Events!

Thinking about becoming a teacher? Applying just got a lot easier! Attend an Admission on the Spot event near you.

ADMISSION ON THE SPOT EVENTS

The Faculty of Education, University of Regina will be assessing applications and admitting students on the spot at these events!

Watch for an event near you:

  • Prince Albert February 13, 2018, 3:30 – 7:00 pm, Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Regina  February 15, 2018, 3:30 -7:30 pm, University of Regina, Riddell Centre Multi-Purpose Room
  • Yorkton February 27, 2018, 3:30 – 7:00 pm, Parkland College
  • Calgary (South) March 7 2018, 3:30 – 7:00 p.m., Delta Calgary South
  • Calgary (North) March 8, 2018, 3:30 – 7:00 p.m., Aloft Calgary Hotel

Come Prepared!

  1. Download and answer all applicable questions on the Teacher Education Application and Profile form (download to your computer and fill the form in and print it)
  2. Attend an Admission on the Spot event and bring your:
  • Completed Teacher Education Application and Profile form
  • School-certified unofficial transcript
  • Application Fee (Check your Admission on the Spot event page for the correct application fee)

If eligible, you will receive a conditional offer of admission at the event.

*NOTE: We are not able to admit on the spot for the following programs: BEd/BKin combined degree, BEd (Physical Education), and BEd (Music).


Maîtrise en Éducation Française

“The studies to obtain the Maîtrise en éducation française allowed me to explore various issues connected with, among other things, curriculum, language, culture and teaching strategies, all from the perspective of minority and second-language education. I had the opportunity to question, analyze and take a critical look at both my own teaching and education in general. Taking courses with other teachers in situations similar to my own made this experience all the more relevant and enriching.” Claire St-Cyr Power, Learning Resource Teacher, Conseil des écoles fransaskoises Regina, Saskatchewan (Since 2012 Claire has been working as a secondment to the Programme du baccalauréat en éducation.)

 

MAÎTRISE EN ÉDUCATION FRANÇAISE

Are you a teacher working in French who has a desire for personal and professional growth? Have you been wishing for ongoing opportunity to learn from other professionals facing similar challenges? Consider pursuing your Master’s degree in French!

Through our Maîtrise en éducation française program, teachers working in French can continue their professional development in French, exploring issues specific to French language education in a minority setting.

Online and Summer Course Offerings!

This 30-credit, project-route program in curriculum and instruction consists of four online courses, two intensive summer institutes (in Saskatoon), and a project, and is completed over the course of three years.

With the program offered online and in the summer, our program is flexible and accessible, making it possible to earn a master’s degree without sacrificing quality or salary, and without over-loading your schedule. 

 

Cohort-Based Learning: Professional Communities of Practice!

As a cohort-based program, professional communities of practice are facilitated, enhancing the quality of learning experience for students by creating opportunity to work closely with colleagues who also work in French.

Lave and Wenger (1991; 2006) have coined the term “community of practice” to describe this essential aspect of social learning. “Communities of practice are formed by people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor.” 

Cohort-based learning is an effective means for developing such communities.

Partnerships with Other Western Francophone Universities = Expanded Course Options CHOICES!

Because the program is offered in partnership with the La Cité, founding members of the Consortium des établissements universitaires de l’Ouest canadien pour l’offre de programmes, students can choose to take their online courses from other Consortium members: the Université de Saint-Boniface, the University of Alberta’s Saint- Jean campus, and Simon Fraser University. All of these partners will give students an abundance of courses to choose from, ensuring relevance and engagement.

All courses and assignments are in French.

For more information, contact
Dr. Laurie Carlson Berg at Laurie.Carlson.Berg@uregina.ca

Read more about this program: https://www.uregina.ca/education/programs/masters/maitrise-en-education-francaise.html

 

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New Teaching Elementary School Mathematics Certificate Info night

With the Faculty of Education’s recent introduction of a new Teaching Elementary School Mathematics (TESM) certificate program, a general information event for teachers and administrators who want to learn more will be held:

TESM Certificate Information Evening
Monday, November 20, 2017
6:30 – 7:30 pm
ED 341, Faculty of Education, University of Regina

For more information, please contact Dr. Kathy Nolan at Kathy.Nolan@uregina.ca

The TESM Certificate Information Evening opens with a brief presentation to address key questions about the TESM certificate: *WHO is it for? *HOW many courses in the program? *WHAT are those courses? *WHY would I take this certificate program? The presentation is followed by time to ask questions, mingle, and enjoy a few snacks.

This event is hosted by the Mathematics Education subject area and the Faculty of Education Undergraduate Program Office. Course instructors, current students in the program, and student advisors will be on hand to respond to your questions.

No RSVP required. We hope to see you there!

Not able to join us Face-to-Face? Join by video conference: https://zoom.us/j/115716942

Certificate in Teaching Elementary School Mathematics

Designed for those involved in the mathematics education of K-8 students, this program provides experiences to deepen one’s understanding of mathematics concepts, with courses in number sense, spatial reasoning, and modeling and representation, as well as courses in culturally responsive pedagogy, inclusive education, and research in the field of mathematics education.

Certificate in Teaching Elementary School Mathematics (TESM)
(30 credit hours)
EMTH 200: Implementation and Assessment of Problem Solving in Mathematics
EMTH 325: Number Sense for the Elementary School Mathematics Teacher
EMTH 335: Mathematics in the Inclusive Classroom: Assessment and Intervention
EMTH 326: Spatial Reasoning for the Elementary School Mathematics Teacher
EMTH 327: Modeling & Representation for the Elementary School Mathematics Teacher
EMTH 425: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Mathematics Classroom
EMTH 426: Research in Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Elective 1 [select one from: MATH 102; STAT 100 OR STAT 160; MATH 108; MATH 103 OR MATH 110; MATH 127; MATH 231; MATH 200-400 level]
Elective 2 [select one from: EMTH 217; EMTH 300; EDTC 300/ECMP 355 ((or EDTC 400/ECMP 4551); ECE 425; ECS 410; EPSY 300-400 level]
Elective 3 [select one from any course listed under elective 1 or elective 2]

Note: If a student already has credit for EDTC 300/ECMP 355, then EDTC 400/ECMP 455 may be taken. Taking both EDTC 300/ECMP 355 and EDTC 400/ECMP 455 as electives in this certificate program is not permitted[1]

 

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Hey teachers – math got you puzzled? New program may be the key

If you have unpleasant memories taking mathematics in elementary school, you’re not alone.

Your teacher may have felt the same way.

Surveys show that less than 30% of elementary teachers and preservice elementary teachers describe their own experience of learning mathematics as positive.

Teachers confided in one survey as feeling “high anxiety over mathematics” and struggling to “explain things in different ways if students ‘don’t get it.’ ”

Now, the University of Regina is offering a new certificate program – Teaching Elementary School Mathematics.

It’s a 10-course, 30-credit hour, certificate designed primarily for elementary (K-8) school teachers who teach mathematics.

Applications are now being accepted for sessions in Fall 2017 and Winter 2018.

“This certificate responds to the limited educational means previously available at the U of R or elsewhere in the province to address teachers’ concerns,” says Dr. Kathleen Nolan, Professor of Mathematics Education at the Faculty of Education.

Nolan, in consultation with colleagues from the mathematics education subject area and the Faculty of Education student program office, designed the certificate program.

Nolan is well aware of the anxieties faced by some elementary school mathematics teachers.

She sought feedback in a research study, which was funded through an Insight Grant from Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

In that study, Nolan surveyed three school divisions in southern Saskatchewan as well as some stakeholders connected with mathematics education, including parents, to understand perceptions of teaching elementary school mathematics

The study showed that only about half of the teachers and preservice teachers surveyed relayed feeling very comfortable with the mathematics concepts they were expected to teach. In fact, most respondents expressed some level of discomfort.

“A majority from each stakeholder group we contacted thought it was very important that teachers develop a deep understanding of the mathematics they teach. This was the prevailing view especially among parents of children in grades 6 to 8,” says Nolan.

Nolan thinks the certificate program will provide welcome professional development opportunities.

“There are many benefits in connection with more professional development in mathematics for K-8 teachers,” says Nolan. “These benefits include additional qualifications, expertise and confidence, as well as positive attitudes toward and a passion for mathematics.”

This past July, Nolan and Russell each taught one of the 10 courses to officially launch the certificate program— a course in culturally responsive pedagogy and one in mathematical modeling and representation.

Other courses in the program include:

  • Implementation and assessment of problem-solving in mathematics.
  • Mathematics in the inclusive classroom: Assessment and intervention
  • Number sense for the elementary school mathematics teacher.

Please visit here for more information on the Teaching Elementary School Mathematics certificate program.

Current Faculty of Education students are also encouraged to apply, either for the full certificate program or to take program courses as electives in their current program of study.

For more information please contact the Faculty of Education Student Program Office.

By Costa Maragos Posted: August 2, 2017 6:00 a.m.

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