Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.
The ITEP program inspires students to be role models so that other First Nations students will realize their potential and recognize the contributions they can make to their community and society at large.
- The program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to pass on your education and culture to today’s youth while you hone your skills as a role model and mentor.
- Hands on experience is a priority in the program, offering two three-week teaching opportunities and one sixteen-week field experience including two weeks in a First Nations or provincial school.
- ITEP draws upon the support and expertise of professors, Elders and counsellors as you complete your Bachelor of Education degree.
ITEP is the largest First Nations Education experience in the country. It is a four-year elementary/middle years or secondary program that trains First Nations students to become effective teachers who can meet and respond to the ever-changing needs, challenges and objectives of both aboriginal and non-aboriginal students, particularly in First Nations communities and schools.
It's about more than becoming a teacher. The skills you learn in the College of Education can take you to the classroom, out into the community or around the world:
- Elementary or High School Teacher
- Adult Educator
- Community Program Coordinator
- Curriculum Developer
- Educational Administrator
- High School Counselor or Academic Advisor
- International Teacher
- Instructional Designer
- Library Technician or Teacher Librarian
- Literacy Instructor/Coordinator
- Resource Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
- Vocational Teacher
- Youth Worker
- Or almost anything you want...
A Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is the beginning of a long career in academia, education, community, business, politics or government.
The graduate studies program in the College of Education offers opportunities to advance your education in the areas of educational administration (leadership), educational foundations (social justice, Aboriginal, anti-racist, and lifelong and ecological education), educational psychology and special education (school counselling, special education, and applied measurement and evaluation), and educational curriculum (teacher librarian, educational communications, and technology and curriculum).