This 90-credit program is designed for teachers who are already certified to teach in elementary schools and who wish to earn a Bachelor of Education degree. Normally, a minimum of 60 credits must be taken in the program, and no more than 30 credits may be transferred from other institutions. Credits may be transferred from programs leading to the certificates in Educational Technology, Second Language Teaching, Inclusive Education, or Aboriginal Literacy Education taken concurrently. Credit may also be transferred from the Certificate in Education for First Nations and Inuit, which is normally completed before the B.Ed. Students completing the Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers following the Certificate in Education for First Nations and Inuit will have accumulated a total of 120 credits, 60 for the certificate and a further 60 for the B.Ed.
The Certificate in Aboriginal Literacy Education, the Certificate in Middle School Education in Aboriginal Communities, or the Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership may be taken concurrently and completed within the Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers if the required B.Ed. profile is fulfilled.
This program does not lead to further certification.
Candidates enrolled in the program complete 90 credits within the following general pattern.
Academic Concentration (30 credits)
30 credits in five (5) subject areas relevant to elementary education in a 12-9-3-3-3 pattern (i.e., 12 credits in one subject, 9 credits in a second subject, and 3 credits in each of three (3) other subject areas), or 30 academic credits in three subject areas in a 15-9-6 pattern.
Note: Subject areas relevant to elementary education, in broad terms, are the Arts (Art, Music and Drama), English, French, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Moral and Religious Education, Social Studies, Educational Technology, or an Aboriginal language.
Cultural Development (15 credits)
15 credits of courses that will enhance the candidate's cultural development. These are to be chosen in consultation with the Director of Programs in First Nations and Inuit Education.
Education Concentration (30 credits)
30 credits. Normally the Education concentration is completed within the Certificate in Education for First Nations and Inuit.
Electives (15 credits)
15 credits selected by the candidate after consultation with the Director of Programs in First Nations and Inuit Education.