Accreditation means granting to a teacher the responsibility of determining the final mark or standing of the students in Grade 12 (level 30) English language arts, mathematics (foundations of mathematics, workplace and apprenticeship mathematics, pre-calculus) and sciences (biology, chemistry and physics).
Requirements for Accreditation
Full requirements for accreditation as well as information on the application process can be found on the Ministry of Education's website.
Accreditation seminars are offered to enable qualified teachers to become accredited. Accreditation is the process by which qualified teachers are granted the responsibility of determining the final mark or standing of the students in a specified Grade 12 (level 30) subject or subjects.
The Accreditation seminar provides an opportunity for teachers to challenge, extend, enhance and renew their professional experience with an emphasis on assessment and evaluation. Participation in this seminar results in partial fulfilment of the requirements for accreditation in accordance with the Ministry of Education’s publication Accreditation (Initial and Renewal): Policies and Procedures (2020).
The full requirements for accreditation can be found in the Ministry of Education’s publication Accreditation (Initial and Renewal): Policies and Procedures (2020).
Outcomes of the Accreditation Seminar
Through constructivist learning, collaboration and self-reflection, participants will:
- Develop a deeper understanding of how assessment practices support student learning, engagement and instruction.
- Reflect on the relationships between assessment purpose, design, interpretation, responsive instructions, communication, and student engagement.
- Collaborate with colleagues in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary groupings in order to support student learning and assessment.
- Participate and reflect on a variety of instructional and assessment strategies that can be utilized in their own classrooms.
Requirements and Registration
Seminars are offered annually in Saskatoon and Regina, and at select locations around the province and will support teachers in meeting the requirements for accreditation. For further information of to register, visit the Events Calendar.
On-Site Accreditation Seminars
School divisions or First Nation Authorities may consider contracting the STF Professional Learning to offer an on-site initial or renewal seminar to fit local needs, timeframes and budgets. Please contact STF Professional Learning if interested.