Welcome to the 2022-23 academic year!
We are excited to welcome all of our new and returning students to campus in advance of the exciting and learning opportunities being put put together by our excellent faculty. See all of you roaming the campus as part of the orientation was a fantastic reminder of all the excitement associated with the start of the fall term. A particular warm welcome to our first ever cohort of the BA (Education): Major on Education and Global contexts.
DISE name translated to Mohawk
I am pleased to share the recent addition of the Mohawk translation of our department name. The meaning of our department name,Tsi Teionkwaienawa’khóntie’ (click to hear the pronunciation) is translated as ‘where we are working in collaboration with each other, helping each other along’. This translation aptly captures the spirit of our department and our desire to work alongside our Indigenous partners. Our naming is an important step in the continued recognition of our department’s positioning on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk). A special thank you to Ro'nikonhkátste Norton for their support of this initiative.
Lisa J. Starr (she/her/hers)
Department Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Specialists in teaching and learning, the Department of Integrated Studies in Education is known for its Teaching Certification programs with options at the undergraduate level (B.Ed.) and graduate level (MATL). DISE offers an array of bachelor’s, master's, and PhD programs that examine education and pedagogy related to classroom learning as well as other learning contexts and environments. Graduate-level certificates for working educators and professional development are also offered through DISE. The department encompasses the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education, which provides in-community Bachelor of Education and certificate programs in partnering Indigenous communities throughout Quebec.
The members of DISE are committed to the preparation and training of exceptional professionals in educational and related fields, for work in elementary and secondary schools, and to the continuing professional growth of educators, engaging research in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum, literacy education, educational policy and educational leadership.