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. This community-based 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.

Program notes

  1. Undergraduate credits required may be taken on a Letter of Permission (LOP). Students electing this method should familiarize themselves with LOP regulations.
  2. Brock will award a maximum of ten advanced standing credits. Students seeking advanced standing through transfer credits should consult the Admissions section of this Calendar for further information.
  3. All candidates must take the five Aboriginal adult education credits and the practicum through Brock.


  • One credit from ABST 2M90 – 2M95
  • one credit from ABST 2M96 – 2M99
  • ADED 4F84, 4F85, 4F86, 4F87 and 4F88
  • EDUC 8L09, 8P08, 8P10, 8P11, 8P30, 8P33, 8P91, 8P94, 8Y04, 8Y05, 8Y31, 8Y36, 8Y38, 8Y39, 8Y50, 8Y60, 8Y61 and 8Y63
  • one Humanities context credit
  • one Science context credit
  • one Social Science context credit
  • two elective credits numbered 1(alpha)00 or above
  • two elective credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above

Description of courses

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

Admission information

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.