SK BEd students allowed to apply for temporary teaching permits

December 22, 2020
Fourth year Bachelor of Education students in Saskatchewan who have completed their internships will be allowed to apply for temporary teaching permits to teach as substitute teachers. This move enables students to fill SK’s shortage of 300 substitute teachers. Students must be approved by both the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB) and the school division they are applying to. “It’s a good workaround to put a student who has almost finished their Bachelor of Education degree in a position where they could substitute teach if they were called upon to do so,” said Trevor Smith, chief operating officer and registrar for SPTRB. CBC (SK)