Prospective Students - Certificate in FNIE Leadership

Program Description

This 30-credit program is designed for First Nations and Inuit organizations to develop their role as leaders within the educational community. The program will focus on developing the core competencies of educational leaders, e.g., decision making and problem solving; fostering a self-reflective leader able to partner with parents to create community outreach; cultivating awareness of the holistic learning and developmental cycles of a child and the role of the educational leader in enhancing that development; maintaining the continuity of community and cultural values and aspirations within the structure of the administration of the school and other educational milieu; and understanding and supporting the pedagogical objectives and the administrative framework of the educational system.

This certificate may be taken concurrently and completed within the Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers if the requirements for the B.Ed. are fulfilled. It may also be followed concurrently with the Certificate in Education - First Nations and Inuit.

More information about the Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership (program requirements, a full list of courses and course descriptions) can be found on the McGill eCalendar.


Admission Information

This program is offered through community partners - there is no direct admission. For more information about partners and how to create a partnership with McGill First Nations and Inuit Education, see our Partners website.


Course Delivery Method

The Office of First Nations and Inuit Education works collaboratively to structure the course delivery method with the Partner. The sequence of courses, the location, the dates are all decided together- McGill and the Partner. The programs are customized to meet the McGill requirements as well as the Partner’s needs. Examples of course delivery methods include; face to face courses, blended courses using technology for follow up and support, community based as well as courses offered on McGill campus. The uniqueness of the course delivery method is the attentiveness that is paid to the students’ learning and well-being.


OFNIE Contact Information

Jim Howden, Director
Office of First Nations & Inuit Education
Tel.: (514) 398-4527 Ext. 09855
james.howden [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Program information is organized for two distinct groups:

Prospective Students    Currently Registered