Teacher Education – Aboriginal Education

Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior (Aboriginal)

The Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education offers a Bachelor of Education degree for students interested in teaching at the Primary/Junior level (grades K-6).

Program Description

The program incorporates Aboriginal learning preferences and cultural diversity and is designed for those who live in, and want to teach in, northern First-Nations communities.  This culturally responsive curriculum model relies on qualified local Aboriginal educators to facilitate the learner’s educational journey. Courses are offered in a facilitated learning cohort model, face-to-face or online.

Successful graduates will receive a Bachelor of Education degree. Upon successful completion of a teacher education program, teacher candidates are normally recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for membership and to receive their Ontario Certificate of Qualification.

Please see the Undergraduate Calendar for program details.

See refer to the relevant calendar entry in the list of Aboriginal Studies courses in the Undergraduate Calendar for descriptions.

There are limited spaces in optional courses. Enrolment is on a first come, first serve basis. Where schedules and travel times allow, teacher candidates are welcome to enroll in optional courses on either campus.

Enrolment in optional courses is not a requirement for successful completion of the program. Nor are optional courses equivalent to additional qualification (AQ) courses. Teacher candidates are reminded that the core teacher education program is intensive. It is strongly recommended that teacher candidates enroll in no more than two optional courses throughout the year. The Department of Educational Studies reserves the right to cancel an optional course if there is insufficient enrolment. The Registrar’s Office will notify enrolled teacher candidates of cancellations.

Candidates may be admitted with at least Grade 12 standing. Preference will be given to those with some post-secondary experience.

For complete details about admissions to the BEd Primary/Junior program, visit the program’s calendar page through the Office of the Registrar or contact the Tecumseh Centre directly.

All candidates must take the five Aboriginal adult education credits and the practicum through Brock.


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Phone: 905 688 5550 x3530