Education Institute Summer 2018


Students in Education Program
Students in Education Program

The St. Thomas University Education Institute is pleased to announce that it will be offering two summer courses in Fredericton.

For further information, contact the Education Institute Coordinator Dr. Grant Williams  at

Please note that courses are offered only if the minimum student enrolment is reached. 

Students wishing to use these courses for teacher certification or as part of a master’s degree program should contact the appropriate individuals to receive permission to do so.

* All 6000 Level Courses consist of pre-class preparation (course readings) followed by one week of classes. Also, additional time beyond the week of classes may be required in order to complete the final capstone assignment. For further information please contact the course instructors.

EDUC 6153* - Assessment as an Instructional Practice 
Dates: Monday, July 9th to Friday, July 13th, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dr. Grant Williams  -  
This course examines assessment in a broad context with a focus on the role that assessment plays in improving instructional strategies and student motivation. Students will review current research on assessment practices and examine the ways assessment impacts decisions that drive classroom and school operations. A primary focus of the course will be to explore the transition of assessment as a post-instructional system of sorting and ranking students to one that incorporates strategies before, during, and after instruction to maximize student learning.  The major assignment will focus on transforming the traditional assessment approach to a system that improves student achievement by addressing readiness, intervention and motivation for learning. This course qualifies as an Assessment & Evaluation credit for the NB Principal’s Certificate.
EDUC 6733* - Teaching Elementary and Middle Level Science 
Dates: Monday, July 16th to Friday, July 20th, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm 

Instructor: Dr. Grant Williams -

This course is intended for practicing elementary and middle school teachers and focuses on the science-related instructional units of the K-2 You and Your World Curriculum as well as the instructional units from the Atlantic Canada Science Curriculum for grades 3 to 8.  The intent of the course is for participants to develop the content mastery, and pedagogical skills necessary to foster engaging, inquiry-based science lessons for their students.  
Registration, Admissions & Accommodations
Tuition for each course is $669.00 and must be paid by the end of the day of the opening class. The application fee of $40.00 is waived for any student who has taken an Institute course in the past 5 years. New Brunswick teachers who have mentored a STU teacher candidate in their classrooms during the 2016-17 or 2017-18 school years are eligible for a $300 tuition rebate. 

If you have questions about the Education Institute (course information, how to apply, registration, etc.) please contact the Dr. Grant Williams (506) 452-7701 or

2018 Education Institute Instructions.pdf
2018 Education Institute Supplementary Info Form.pdf