Prospective Students - Certification in Education FNIE

Program Description

This 60-credit program provides an opportunity for Algonquin, Cree, Inuit, Mi'gmaq, and Mohawk people to become qualified as teachers. It is offered on a part-time basis in Indigenous communities throughout Quebec in collaboration with, for example, the Cree School Board, the Kativik School Board, and various Mi'gmaq, Mohawk, and Algonquin education authorities.

More information about the FNIE Certificate in Education program (program requirements, a full list of courses and course descriptions) can be found here:

Official program description

Certificate (Cert.) Education for First Nations and Inuit(60 Credits)

    Offered by:~Continuing Education-Educatio
    Degree:Cert Ed 1st Nations & Inuit

Program Requirement:

This 60-credit program provides an opportunity for Algonquin, Cree, Inuit, Mi'kmaq, Mohawk, and Naskapi people to become qualified as teachers. It is offered on a part-time basis in Indigenous communities throughout Quebec in collaboration with, for example, the Cree School Board, the Kativik School Board and various Mi'kmaq, Mohawk, Algonquin and education authorities.

Quebec graduates of this program receive Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) certification to teach at the elementary school level in Indigenous schools.

On completion of the Certificate requirements, trainees may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Education - Kindergarten and Elementary Education - First Nations and Inuit Studies or Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers program and consult the Program Adviser to determine Advanced Standing.

Time Limit
The time limit for completion of the 60-credit Certificate in Education for First Nations and Inuit is 12 years. The University reserves the right to request that a student retake a course or courses after a five-year period if it is felt that too long a break has occurred in the ongoing nature of the training.

The following program requirements are for all students except those specializing in teaching physical education.

Required Courses (24 credits)


  • EDEC 203 Communication in Education 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEM 502 Native Fam Dyn & Support Inst 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPE 300 Educational Psychology 3 CreditsNot available as elective.
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schls 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


12 credits of practicum courses:


  • EDEC 201 1st Year Professional Seminar 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 253 Second Prof Seminar (K/Elem) 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 200 First Field Exp. (K/Elem&Sec) 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 256 Second Field Exp. (Kind/Elem) 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 300 Aboriginal Ed. Field Exp. 5 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Courses (36 credits)

6 credits from the following language courses according to language group and fluency:



    Algonquin


    • EDEC 270 Algonquin Heritage Language 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 271 Algonquin Heritage Language 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 272 Algonquin Language 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 273 Algonquin Language 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Cree


    • EDEC 241 Cree Language 1 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 242 Cree Language 2 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Inuktitut


    • EDEC 289 Inuktitut Orthography&Grammar 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 342 Intermediate Indigenous Lang 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 344 Advanced Indigenous Language 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Mi'kmaq


    • EDEC 237 Mi'gmaw Heritage Language 1 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 238 Mi'gmaw Heritage Language 2 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 239 Mi'gmaw Language 1 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 240 Mi'gmaw Language 2 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Mohawk


    • EDEC 275 Mohawk Heritage Language 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 276 Mohawk Heritage Language 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 277 Mohawk Language 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 278 Mohawk Language 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    Naskapi


    • EDEC 227 Naskapi Language 1 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • EDEC 228 Naskapi Language 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    30 credits from one of the three following Stream course lists:

    Stream A: Generalist
    Stream B: Physical Education
    Stream C: Culture and Language

    In order to ensure appropriate choices, students select from the list of Complementary Courses in consultation with the Program Adviser.



      Stream A: Generalist

      30 credits from the following list:


      • EDEA 242 Cultural Skills 1 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEC 243 Teaching:Multigrade Classrooms 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEC 260 Philosophical Foundations 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEC 262 Media, Tech. and Education 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 223 Language Arts 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 230 Elementary School Math. 1 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 245 Orientation to Education 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 248 Reading&Writing Inuktitut/Cree 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 253 Kindergarten Classroom Ped 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 270 Elementary School Science 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 273 Elementary School Science 2 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 280 Geog., Hist. & Citizenship Ed. 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 283 Social Studies Pedagogy 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 325 Children's Literature 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 332 Teaching Elementary Math. 2 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 355 Classroom-based Evaluation 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Stream B: Physical Education

      24 credits from the following list:


      • EDEC 243 Teaching:Multigrade Classrooms 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEC 262 Media, Tech. and Education 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 223 Language Arts 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 245 Orientation to Education 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 204 Health Education 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 224 Foundations of Movement Educ 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 241 Indigenous Physical Activities 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 292 Nutrition and Wellness 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 307 Evaluation in Phys Ed 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 342 Phys. Ed Methods 3 CreditsNot available as elective.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 494 PhysEd Curriculum Development 3 CreditsNot available as elective.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      and 6 credits from the following Physical Education courses:


      • EDKP 214 Basketball 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 217 Track & Field / Cross Country 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 218 Volleyball 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 223 Games: Principles & Practice 1 2 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 226 QEP Orientation 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 229 Ice Hockey 1 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 240 Winter Activities 1 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Stream C: Culture and Language

      30 credits from the following list:


      • EDEA 242 Cultural Skills 1 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEA 243 Cultural Skills 2 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 248 Reading&Writing Inuktitut/Cree 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 270 Elementary School Science 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 283 Social Studies Pedagogy 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 332 Teaching Elementary Math. 2 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 353 Third Yr. Prof. Sem. (K/Elem) 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 355 Classroom-based Evaluation 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 370 Trad Indigenous Life Skills 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 371 Intg Indig Story & Creat Writ 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 373 Traditional Healing 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEE 383 Oral and Family History 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDKP 241 Indigenous Physical Activities 3 CreditsIf appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer



      Options within the FNIE Certificate in Education program

      In addition to the regular FNIE Certificate in Education program, the department offers the following Certificate in Education option:

      Physical Education option

      The FNIE Certificate in Education Physical Education option is designed for students who specialize in teaching physical education. The program is very similar to the regular certificate, but includes 6 credits of complementary courses in Physical Education.

       

      For more information, see the Certificate in Education FNIE Physical Education McGill eCalendar entry.


      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.


      FNIE 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