Programs for First Nations and Inuit

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Programs for First Nations and Inuit

The Office of First Nations and Inuit Education (OFNIE)

The Faculty of Education collaborates with various Indigenous communities and institutions offering programs whose courses are given either at McGill or off campus. OFNIE works in collaboration with the:

  • Kativik School Board;
  • Cree School Board;
  • 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, OFNIE 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 Faculty of Education > Undergraduate > Academic Programs > Programs for First Nations and Inuit.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Apr. 7, 2016) (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 (Cert.) Education for First Nations and Inuit (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 (Cert.) 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 (Cert.) Middle School Education in Aboriginal Communities (30 credits).

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

The 30 credit Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership will focus on the following 5 objectives: (1) developing the core competencies of educational leaders; (2) fostering a self-reflective leader able to partner with parents to create community outreach; (3) cultivating awareness of the holistic learning and developmental cycles of the child...

For more information, see Certificate (Cert.) 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 Elementary Education: Native and Northern (90 credits).

Certificate in Aboriginal Education for Certified Teachers (30 credits)

This program is closed for admissions. ...

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

School of Continuing Studies—2016-2017 (last updated Apr. 7, 2016) (disclaimer)