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Prospective Students - Graduate Certificate Teach Indigenous Education for Non Indigenous Teachers

Program Description

This 15-credit Graduate Certificate Program offers professional development for in-service non-Indigenous teachers supporting their growth as more effective teachers in First Nations and Inuit communities. The program addresses subjects of particular interest and need in Indigenous schools, such as cultural socialization, culturally appropriate teaching strategies, second-language teaching, and the history of Indigenous cultures and peoples.

More information about the Graduate Certificate Teach Indigenous Education for  Non-Indigenous Teachers program (program requirements, a full list of courses and course descriptions) can be found below.

Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Teaching Indigenous Education for Non Indigenous Educators (15 Credits)


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 groups:

Prospective Students Currently Registered

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