Updated: Mon, 07/22/2024 - 15:29

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

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Quebec students can receive up to
$20,000 in scholarships for this program

Full-time students who are residents of Quebec and enroll in this program can apply for the Bourses Perspective Scholarship, a guaranteed $2,500 per successful term.

Kindergarten and Elementary Education (First Nations and Inuit Studies)


Do you have a passion for teaching and mentorship? Do you like working with children? If so, you may be the perfect fit for a degree in Kindergarten and Elementary Education. The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Kindergarten and Elementary Education - First Nations and Inuit Studies program is an undergraduate program offered in select First Nations and Inuit communities across Quebec. It is given through the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education (OFNIE), a unique collaboration between McGill Faculty of Education and partnering Indigenous education authorities. Current Partners that offer this program include: the Kahnawà:ke Education Centre (KEC); the Listuguj Education, Training and Employment Directorate (LETED).

The courses you will take are customized to meet McGill’s requirements and the partner’s needs. Along with courses and student-teacher internships that lead to teacher certification, an emphasis is placed on cultural and language preservation and land-based learning.

Note that admissions to this program are done through the above-mentioned partners, and not through McGill University.

For more information about this program or to see if this program is available in your area, please contact OFNIE at ofnie.education [at] mcgill.ca


An undergraduate degree in Kindergarten/Elementary Education with specialization in First Nations and Inuit Studies leads to a wide range of career options. You may choose to work in occupations that focus on education, community programming, educational technology, curriculum development, and administration. Employment is available in many different types of establishments. You can work in public and private schools, community organizations, recreation centres, educational technology start-ups, and government.

You could become a professional:

  • Teacher, Elementary School
  • Special Education Assistant
  • Educational Technology Developer
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Community Program Officer
  • Education Policy Researcher

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Education.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application.

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