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.
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, 2015.
An application for accreditation should be completed early enough to allow receipt by the regional director before September 30 of the school year, or October 21 or March 21 of the semester in which accreditation is required.
Mid-year seminars will meet the requirements for accreditation in the following semester or year, refer to Accreditation (Initial and Renewal): Policies and Procedures, 2015 for more details.
Outcomes of the Accreditation Seminar
Through constructivist learning, collaboration and self-reflection, participants will:
- Develop a deeper understanding of the broad areas of learning, cross-curricular competencies, K-12 aims and goals and the ways in which these are realized through outcomes and indicators.
- Collaborate with colleagues in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary groupings in order to support student learning.
- Participate in a variety of instructional strategies that can be utilized in inquiry 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 2017-18 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.