Certificate (Cert.) Aboriginal Education for Certified Teachers (30 credits)

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Offered by: 0149     Degree: Certificate - Aboriginal Education for Certified Teachers

Program Requirements

This program is closed for admissions.

This 30-credit program provides training to assist mainstream teachers in becoming more effective teachers in First Nations and Inuit communities. It is designed to address subjects of particular interest and need in First Nations and Inuit schools, such as cultural socialization, cooperative learning, second-language teaching, and curriculum development.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • 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 233 First Nations and Inuit Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Study of First Nations and Inuit schools as diverse social, cultural, linguistic, political and pedagogical settings. Considers school and community minority-majority interactions and their influence on teaching and learning in educational settings. Examines how a teacher's personal practice can be influenced by an understanding of these factors.

    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: Not open to students who have taken, or are taking, EDEC 248 or EDEC 249

  • EDEC 591 Cultural Values and Socialization (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : 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.

    Terms: Summer 2017

    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 291.

  • 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 444 First Nations and Inuit Curriculum (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : 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.

    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.

  • EDSL 247 Second Language Education in Indigenous Communities (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Issues and considerations in the learning of English or French in Indigenous communities. Emphasis on teaching a second language to Indigenous children.

    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.

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

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected as described below.

Language

3 credits of an introductory language course in the language of the community.

Education

9 credits of Education courses selected from the list below or any other suitable course approved by the Director of Programs in First Nations and Inuit Education.

  • 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 200 Introduction to Inuit Studies (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : An introductory survey of Inuit history, language and culture, and of the social and political issues affecting contemporary Inuit life.

    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 590 Culturally Appropriate Teaching (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Principles of cooperative learning and how they may be applied in Indigenous schools to the creation of effective classroom activities and to the development of culturally appropriate learning materials. Referring to culturally grounded learning styles, appropriate teaching styles will be examined. Critical pedagogy will be emphasized.

    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 290.

  • EDEM 502 Native Family Dynamics & Supporting Institutions (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Indigenous family dynamics and examination of educational, social and administrative institutions that support families in the learning process. A study of the interdependency of the various institutions affecting the education of First Nations and Inuit children. Relationships of non-educational to educational services.

    Terms: Summer 2017

    Instructors: Mary Aitchison (Summer)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken EDEM 202.

Faculty of Education—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)