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       Thursday, April 24, 2014

Saskatchewan’s Education Sector plays a significant role in the province’s present and future by establishing a foundation for lifelong learning and developing citizens who are highly literate with excellent workplace skills.  Programs and services offered by the Ministry of Education are listed below support Saskatchewan citizens to develop their learning potential from the early years through prenatal supports and early childhood education, through the Prekindergarten to grade 12 education system and in their adult years through the provincial library system and literacy supports.


Curriculum Unit - English Programs / Unité des programmes d'études en anglais
Provincial curriculum and learning resources for implementation in Saskatchewan's K-12 schools.

Curriculum Unit - French Programs / Unité des programmes d'études en français
This Unit provides French language curricula and services for students and teachers for French as a second language (Core French, Intensive French, French immersion) and French as a first language (Fransaskois) programs.  It also manages the Federal/Provincial programs including bursaries and exchanges.

The Programs and Instruction Unit leads and facilitates supports and services to education stakeholders to meet the needs of teaching and learning in order that all learners reach their full potential.

First Nations and Métis Education
First Nations and Métis perspectives, content, and ways of knowing are accessible and visible across all of the work done by the Ministry of Education.  The Student Achievement and Supports Branch works closely with school divisions and other educational partners to create First Nations and Métis education plans, develop curriculum and learning supports, ensure equitable resources and opportunities, and strategically address the growing and diverse population of Saskatchewan.  The Student Achievement and Supports Branch also works to develop partnerships with First Nations and Métis organizations, retain and revitalize Indigenous languages and cultures, conduct and implement research to identify best promising practices, all with the objective of ensuring equitable opportunities and outcomes for Saskatchewan students.

Independent Schools and Home-based Education
The Programs and Instruction Unit registers, inspects and supervises independent schools, monitors the registration of home-based education programs with school divisions, and ensures compliance with the legal requirements for the operation of independent schools and home-based education programs.

Student and Educator Services Unit administers policies related to: credit requirements for secondary level completion; teacher certification and accreditation; maintenance of a central registry of student marks at the Grade 10, 11, and 12 levels and student demographic information from kindergarten to Grade 12,  and the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Initiative.



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