Programs for First Nations and Inuit

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Programs for First Nations and Inuit

First Nations and Inuit Education (FNIE)

The Faculty of Education collaborates with various Indigenous communities and institutions offering programs whose courses are given either at McGill or off campus. FNIE works in collaboration with the Kativik School Board, the Cree School Board, the Kahnawake Education Centre, Kanehsatake Education Centre, and various other Indigenous communities in Quebec to deliver teacher education and various professional development programs. The teacher education programs lead to teacher certification either in First Nations and Inuit communities or in the province of Quebec. In addition, FNIE works with departments to meet other educational needs of Indigenous peoples.

Further information may be obtained through the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at 514-398-4527.

For detailed descriptions of the requirements for these programs, please refer to the Faculty of Education section in the McGill University eCalendar publication at www.mcgill.ca/study/faculties/education.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2014-2015 (last updated Apr. 15, 2014) (disclaimer)

Certificate in Education for First Nations and Inuit (60 credits)

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...

For more information, see Certificate in Education for First Nations and Inuit (60 credits).

Certificate in Education for First Nations and Inuit Physical Education (60 credits)

This 60-credit program provides an opportunity for Algonquin, Cree, Inuit, Mi'kmaq, Mohawk, and Naskapi people to become qualified as physical education 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, and...

For more information, see Certificate in Education for First Nations and Inuit Physical Education (60 credits).

Certificate in Aboriginal Literacy Education (30 credits)

This 30-credit program is designed for Algonquin, Cree, Inuit, Mi'kmaq, and Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of their Indigenous language, especially in its written form. It is aimed mainly at those who will be teaching their Indigenous language. ...

For more information, see Certificate in Aboriginal Literacy Education (30 credits).

Certificate in Middle School Education in Aboriginal Communities (30 credits)

This 30-credit program focuses on developing the particular skills and abilities required of the Indigenous teacher in the middle school of his/her community. It does not lead to provincial certification. Rather, it prepares Indigenous teachers, who are bilingual or have some knowledge of their Indigenous language and who have already established themselves as...

For more information, see Certificate in Middle School Education in Aboriginal Communities (30 credits).

Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership (30 credits)

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;...

For more information, see Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership (30 credits).

Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers — Elementary Education — Native and Northern (90 credits)

This 90-credit program is designed for teachers who are already certified to teach in elementary schools and who wish to earn a Bachelor of Education degree. Normally, a minimum of 60 credits must be taken in the program, and no more than 30 credits may be transferred from other institutions. Credits may be transferred from programs leading to the certificates in...

For more information, see Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers — Elementary Education — Native and Northern (90 credits).

Certificate in Aboriginal Education for Certified Teachers (30 credits)

This 30-credit program provides training to assist mainstream teachers in becoming more effective teachers in First Nations and Inuit communities. It is designed to address subjects of particular interest and need in First Nations and Inuit schools, such as cultural socialization, cooperative learning, second-language teaching, and curriculum development.

For more information, see Certificate in Aboriginal Education for Certified Teachers (30 credits).

Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Student Personnel Services (30 credits)

This program is offered by the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology through First Nations and Inuit Education. ...

For more information, see Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Student Personnel Services (30 credits).

School of Continuing Studies—2014-2015 (last updated Apr. 15, 2014) (disclaimer)