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 (2017).
The full requirements for accreditation can be found in the Ministry of Education’s publication Accreditation (Initial and Renewal): Policies and Procedures (2017), available at www.education.gov.sk.ca/accreditation.
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
Upcoming seminars are offered in Saskatoon and Regina, and will support teachers in meeting the requirements for accreditation for the first semester of the 2019-20 school year. For further information or to register, visit the Events Calendar.
On-Site Accreditation Renewal Seminars
Schools, school divisions or professional growth networks may consider contracting the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit to offer an on-site seminar to fit local needs and timeframes. Based on the needs and profiles of the participants and on the goals of accreditation, seminars could meet the renewal objectives through two days of inter-disciplinary participation and one day of subject-specific discussion or two days of inter-disciplinary or subject-specific workshops with an independent study component of equivalent value to a third workshop day. Please contact SPDU if interested.