Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Non-Indigenous Teaching (15 credits)

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Program Requirements

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 First Nations and Inuit schools, such as cultural socialization, culturally appropriate teaching strategies, second-language teaching, and the history of Indigenous cultures and peoples.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • EDEC 590 Culturally Appropriate Teaching (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Principles of cooperative learning and how they may be applied in Indigenous schools to the creation of effective classroom activities and to the development of culturally appropriate learning materials. Referring to culturally grounded learning styles, appropriate teaching styles will be examined. Critical pedagogy will be emphasized.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken EDEE 290.

  • EDEC 591 Cultural Values and Socialization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : An introduction to the educational implications of cultural values and patterns of socialization of youth. Topics will include a description of the cultural values of Indigenous peoples, home styles of communication, learning and discipline and intercultural educational issues.

    Terms: Summer 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken EDEE 291.

  • EDEM 502 Native Family Dynamics & Supporting Institutions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Indigenous family dynamics and examination of educational, social and administrative institutions that support families in the learning process. A study of the interdependency of the various institutions affecting the education of First Nations and Inuit children. Relationships of non-educational to educational services.

    Terms: Summer 2017

    Instructors: Aitchison, Mary (Summer)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken EDEM 202.

  • EDEM 503 Research Seminar In Indigenous Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Education - Dean's Office (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Provides an opportunity for a more substantial and in depth analysis of a topic of interest in Indigenous education. Strengthens students critical and research skills and deepens their understanding of Indigenous issues. Each step of the research is investigated in the seminar as well as through relevant scholarly readings. The culminating exercise will be the presentation of the research in a panel forum.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): 12 credits in the Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Indigenous Schools for Non-Indigenous Teachers or permission of the OFNIE Program Director.

  • EDSL 505 Second Language Acquisition Applied to Classroom Contexts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : An overview of theory and research in second language acquisition, including developmental patterns, factors affecting how second languages are learned, and relevance for teachers in terms of applications to the classroom context.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Howden, James (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: EDSL 500.

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language and the Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Indigenous Schools for Non-Indigenous Teachers.

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