Certificate (Cert.) Aboriginal Literacy Education (30 credits)

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Offered by: 0149     Degree: Certificate - Aboriginal Literacy Education

Program Requirements

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.

This certificate may be taken concurrently and completed within the Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers program if the requirements for B.Ed. are fulfilled.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • EDEC 342 Intermediate Indigenous Language (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : A study for second language speakers, of Indigenous language phonology and structure, emphasizing the connection between the two, demonstrating the orderliness of many dialectic differences.

    Terms: Summer 2017

    Instructors: Caroline Inukpuk (Summer)

    • Prerequisite(s): EDEE 249 or equivalent, e.g. EDEE 295, EDEE 298 or permission of Director

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken EDEE 342. Limited to students enrolled in off-campus programs delivered through the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education.

  • EDEC 344 Advanced Indigenous Language (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The final course in a set dealing with Indigenous phonology and structure. An understanding of basic Indigenous syntax in particular, rules governing verb and possessive endings.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: James Howden (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): EDEE 342 or permission of Director

    • Limited to students enrolled in off-campus programs delivered through the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected as described below.

Language Courses

6 credits from the following language courses (or other courses as approved by the Director of Programs in First Nations and Inuit Education) including a beginning course (3 credits) in the Indigenous language as a first language (e.g., EDEC 241 Cree Language 1) and a second-level course (3 credits) in the same language (e.g., EDEC 242 Cree Language 2).

  • EDEC 227 Naskapi Language 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The phonological system, including syntax and morphology. Word generation conventions will be analyzed and labels will be developed to describe how the language functions.

    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.

  • EDEC 228 Naskapi Language 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The morphology and syntax analysis of Naskapi at a more advanced level, including the study of word generation conventions. Importance will be placed on developing reading and writing skills.

    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.

  • EDEC 239 Mi'gmaw Language 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Students will learn the phonological system and develop their literacy skills. They will also begin to explore Mi'gmaw syntax and morphology. Word generation conventions will be introduced and Mi'gmaw labels developed to describe how the language functions.

    Terms: Winter 2017

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

  • EDEC 240 Mi'gmaw Language 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Students will continue their syntactical and morphological analysis of Mi'gmaw and further develop their reading and writing skills. Features of Mi'gmaw that are difficult for language learners will be highlighted and implications for classroom practice discussed.

    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.

  • EDEC 241 Cree Language 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Students will learn their own phonology and see how the phonological system is reflected in dialects. They will learn the spelling rules and develop their literacy skills in syllabics. Finally, they will derive Cree grammatical terms and begin to study Cree morphology and syntax.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: James Howden (Winter)

  • EDEC 242 Cree Language 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Students will study the morphology and syntax analysis of Cree at a more advanced level and begin the study of word generation conventions. In addition, features of Cree that are difficult in first language acquisition will be highlighted and implications for classroom practice discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: James Howden (Winter)

  • EDEC 272 Algonquin Language 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Students will learn the Algonquin phonological system. They will focus on animate/inanimate and inflections for agreement, aspect, tense and number. They will analyze word generation conventions and derive Algonquin labels to describe how Algonquin operates.

    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 294.

  • EDEC 273 Algonquin Language 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Students will continue their earlier study of the language. Items dealt with will include complex tenses, complex sentence structures, e.g. conditionals, subordination, embedded structure, as well as the study of nominalizing verbs and verbalizing nouns. Importance will be placed on developing writing and reading skills.

    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: EDEE 294

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEE 295.

  • EDEC 277 Mohawk Language 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Students will learn the Mohawk phonological system (including glottal stop, length mark, up and down stress). Syntactically and morphologically, they will focus on the pronoun system (tense included). Word generation conventions will be analyzed and Mohawk labels developed to describe how the language functions.

    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 297.

  • EDEC 278 Mohawk Language 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Students will complete their earlier study of the predictable items in the language, and then will focus on the non-predictable items in Mohawk: irregular verbs, reflexive and semi-reflexive verbs, purposive stem, translocative, etc. Importance will be placed on developing reading and writing skills.

    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: EDEE 297

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EDEE 298.

  • EDEC 289 Inuktitut Orthography and Grammar (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Structure and morphology of Inuktitut for teachers working in that language. Use of orthography, both qaliujaaqpait (Roman script) and qaniujaaqpait (syllabics) as established by the Inuit Cultural Association.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Eyuka Pinguatuk (Fall) Betsy Matt (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Fluency in Inuktitut

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EDEE 249.

Education Courses

12 credits from the list below:

  • EDEA 242 Cultural Skills 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Arts Education : Development of First Nations and Inuit skills and knowledge in art, music, handicrafts and other areas both modern and traditional. Topics will vary and be chosen from a range identified by instructors and students. Course is seasonally based and will cover summer cultural skills.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Elsie House, Ruth R Salt, Alice Duff, Mary Wapachee, Susie Matoush, Pearl Weistche, Louise Cheechoo, Jane Longchap, Frances D Mark, Barbara Georgekish, Louisa George (Winter)

  • EDEC 220 Curriculum Development (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : 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.

    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.

  • EDEC 403 The Dialects of Inuktitut (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Study of the main Eskimo-Aleut dialects from Siberia to Greenland, looking at the effect of Inuit migrations across the Arctic on the development of dialectical differences. The main phonological, grammatical and lexical differences between the dialects and the patterns underlying these differences will be examined.

    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.

  • EDEE 223 Language Arts (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : This course will explore the current research and theory of language learning and the practices which provide meaningful language experiences in the context of the pre-school and elementary classroom.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: James Howden (Fall) Beverly May, Maija-Liisa Harju (Winter)

  • EDEE 240 Use and Adaptation of Curricula (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Provincial or Nunavut curricula as a basis for planning, materials production and evaluation. Methods of adapting curricula to local needs and of developing local courses of study in First Nations and Inuit community schools.

    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.

  • EDEE 243 Reading Methods in Inuktitut/Cree (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Overview of reading theories and their application to Inuktitut/Cree; processes used by proficient readers. Methods of teaching reading.

    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: Fluency in Inuktitut/Cree syllabics

  • EDEE 248 Reading and Writing Inuktitut/Cree (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Methods of teaching syllabic reading and writing. Understanding the principles of sight word reading instruction, child observation, material development and guided instruction.

    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: Fluency in Inuktitut/Cree syllabics

  • EDEE 345 Literature and Creative Writing 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : A study of the development of oral and written poetry and prose in the various dialects of Inuktitut or of another Aboriginal Language from pre-European contact to the present day. Emphasis on themes and structures in contemporary writings. Original production of poetry, narrative, drama and journalism in the selected language is required of each student.

    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.

  • EDEE 346 Literature and Creative Writing 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Elementary Education : A continuation of course EDEE 345.

    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.

  • EDEE 347 Grammar and Composition 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Reading and writing of an Aboriginal language which includes using a computer. Focus is on nouns, verbs, prefixes, suffixes, along with specific Aboriginal lexicon.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: James Howden (Fall)

  • EDEE 348 Grammar and Composition 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Reading and writing of an Aboriginal language. Intermediate and advanced aspects of grammar of the Aboriginal language. Continuation of language development.

    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.

  • EDEE 373 Traditional Healing (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Aboriginal traditional healing and its cultural value. The origins of Aboriginal traditional medicines will be explored through elders' knowledge and stories.

    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.

  • EDEE 383 Oral and Family History (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Oral and family history techniques, emphasising kinship terms and the importance of kinship values to Aboriginal Cultures.

    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.

  • EDES 365 Experiences in Communications (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Secondary Education : Personal development of students as communicators; involvement of the imagination in individual and group projects in language and in another chosen medium of communication: analysis of experiences in projects in relation to general problems of communication.

    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.

    • Offered through Continuing Education

  • EDPE 304 Measurement and Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : The purposes of examinations. Causes of complaints about examinations. Equalizing means and dispersions in distribution of marks. Standardized scores. The percentile system. Essay and objective-type examinations. Taxonomies of educational objectives. Validity and reliability: item analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Gus Appignanesi (Fall) Marian Jazvac Martek (Winter)

Electives (6 credits)

6 credits of suitable courses approved by the Director of Programs in First Nations and Inuit Education.

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