Certificate (Cert.) Middle School Education in Indigenous Communities

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Courses & Workshops

Required Courses
EDEC 246 Middle School Curriculum. (3 credits)
Curriculum principles underlying an integrated approach to learning in the middle school level; surveys various curricula looking at program structures; explores teaching and learning methodologies appropriate for this age level when implementing an integrated curriculum, with particular attention to integrating indigenous language and culture.
EDFE 210 Middle School Practicum. (3 credits)
Supervised practice to provide classroom teaching experience in the middle school context designed to prepare individuals to teach effectively at this level; seminars where participants discuss how best to respond to the social and emotional issues their students face.
EDPE 377 Adolescence and Education. (3 credits)
Winter 2019
Development of personality and social behaviour in adolescence. Problems relating to self-concept, academic achievement, relationships with others, and development of values in a changing culture. Some attention to current criticisms of the school as an agency involved in adolescent development.
EDEC 302 Language and Learning - Curriculum. (3 credits)
This course on language and learning across the curriculum will explore the central role of pupils' language, both oral and written, in their learning and the implications for using this learning tool in teaching. It will also consider "languages" (e.g. computers, media, etc.) in teaching and learning.
EDSL 305 L2 Learning: Classroom Settings. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
This course provides an introduction to theory and research in second language acquisition (SLA). It is designed to help students understand the processes, developmental patterns and factors contributing to SLA so that the students will be prepared to evaluate and develop teaching procedures in light of this understanding.
Education Courses
EDEA 241 Basic Art Media for Classroom. (3 credits)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
An introduction to media that can be easily adapted to elementary classroom studio exploration.
EDEC 220 Curriculum Development. (3 credits)
This course, introducing Aboriginal educators to the principles and processes of curriculum development, emphasizes the impact of language and culture on the development of materials. Features of the process of curriculum and materials design, which are strategically important in meeting the needs of Aboriginal students, are highlighted.
EDEC 243 Teaching: Multigrade Classrooms. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2019
This course introduces students to concepts and strategies for organizing, teaching, and evaluating learning in classes in which there are students from two, three or four grade levels.
EDEC 591 Cultural Values and Socialization. (3 credits)
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.
EDEE 444 First Nations and Inuit Curriculum. (3 credits)
An introduction to First Nations and Inuit curriculum: how curriculum needs in Aboriginal communities are similar to and different from mainstream ones, the range of ways in which First Nations and Inuit have responded to curriculum needs based on language, culture, and community perceptions.
EDKP 241 Indigenous Physical Activities. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
Designed to prepare students to teach physical recreation activities of their Indigenous culture such as Indigenous games, stunts, combatives, gymnastics and dance activities belonging in the cultural context.
EDPT 200 Integrating Educational Technology in Classrooms. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
The course is designed to help practicing and future teachers integrate current and emerging technology in their daily teaching practices. It is a practical, hands-on course that is grounded in constructivist learning theory. The participants will learn by engaging in authentic tasks in a project-based learning environment.
EDSL 247 Second Language Education in Indigenous Communities. (3 credits)
Issues and considerations in the learning of English or French in Indigenous communities. Emphasis on teaching a second language to Indigenous children.
EDSL 305 L2 Learning: Classroom Settings. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
This course provides an introduction to theory and research in second language acquisition (SLA). It is designed to help students understand the processes, developmental patterns and factors contributing to SLA so that the students will be prepared to evaluate and develop teaching procedures in light of this understanding.
Required Courses
EDEC 245 Middle School Teaching. (3 credits)
Explores the philosophy of middle school teaching and how this impacts on the institutional, curricula and instructional decisions made in meeting the specialized needs of Aboriginal adolescents. Particular attention will be paid to how middle school philosophy can be integrated with Aboriginal values.