Certificate (Cert.) First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership (30 credits)

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Offered by: 0149     Degree: Certificate - First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership

Program Requirements

The 30 credit Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership will focus on the following 5 objectives: (1) developing the core competencies of educational leaders; (2) fostering a self-reflective leader able to partner with parents to create community outreach; (3) cultivating awareness of the holistic learning and developmental cycles of the child and the role of the educational leader in enhancing that development; (4) maintaining the inter-connectedness and continuity of community and cultural values and aspirations within the structure of the administration of the school and other educational milieu; and (5) understanding and supporting the pedagogical objectives and the administrative framework of the educational context and system.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • EDEC 203 Communication in Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Written and oral communication in Education (in English): emphasis on strategies for identifying, analyzing and solving writing and speaking problems. Course work based on academic and professional communication in education, with a particular focus on classroom communication.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sheryl Smith-Gilman, Nazeeha Khoja, Dale Boyle, Kayla Johnson, Alice Duff, Mary Wapachee, Susie Matoush, Pearl Weistche, Louise Cheechoo, Louisa George, Barbara Georgekish, Frances D Mark (Fall) Ehaab Abdou, Dale Boyle (Winter)

    • Because this course uses a workshop format, attendance at first class is desirable. If appropriate, may be included in the academic concentration.

  • EDEC 222 Personnel Management and Group Skills (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Management, effective team leadership, group dynamics, and communications skills crucial to First Nations and Inuit community-based educational leaders. Techniques of developing staff members' potential through staff development and quality performance.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: James Howden (Summer)

    • Restriction: Normally for students registered within Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership.

  • EDEC 311 Resource Management (6 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : A problem-solving approach (needs assessment, projections, creative solutions, and proposals) will establish a procedure for proactive management of the First Nations and Inuit educational environment (human, financial, and physical resources). Topics include staffing, finance, budgeting, payroll, interviewing techniques, health and safety management, and building and equipment maintenance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Normally for students registered within the Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership

  • EDEC 312 Practicum in Educational Leadership (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : A work-study course within a First Nations and Inuit educational milieu. Supervised practice and application of communication and group skills; staff development and evaluation; human, fiscal, and physical resource management; and community outreach.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Normally for students registered within the Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership

  • EDEM 502 Indigenous Family Dynamics and Supporting Institutions (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Examination of Indigenous family dynamics and 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 Indigenous children. Relationships of noneducational to educational services.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sandra Deer (Winter)

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

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

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

  • EDEC 230 Conflict Resolution (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Methods and techniques for preventing and resolving conflicts in the workplace. Emphasis on culturally relevant strategies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Limited to students enrolled in off-campus programs delivered through First Nations and Inuit Education or permission of the OFNIE director.

  • EDEC 233 Indigenous Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : An exploration of Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy, primarily in Canada but also world-wide. Consideration of the diverse social, cultural, linguistic, political, and pedagogical histories of Indigenous communities. Examines how a teacher's professional identity and practice can be influenced by an understanding of Indigenous knowledge and worldviews.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Janine Metallic (Winter)

  • EDEC 244 Issues in Aboriginal Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The content of this course changes depending on the needs and interests of the students and the educational communities participating in programs administered by First Nations and Inuit Education. It always addresses issues related to Aboriginal education, e.g., local control, development of linguistic and cultural policies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDEC 262 Media, Technology and Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Orientation to the equipment and systems of educational technology. Examination of theories of educational technology, media education and technology education and the exploration and development of possible applications in school settings.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Roxanne Desforges, Lisa Trimble (Fall) George Milton, Roxanne Desforges, Ravinder Kumar Ravinder Kumar, Brian Andrew Benoit (Winter)

  • EDEE 245 Orientation to Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Introduction to planning and maintaining a learning environment in Indigenous classroom as a unique pedagogical setting. Study and application of differential learning styles.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Stephen Peters (Winter)

  • EDEE 340 Special Topics: Cultural Issues (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Elementary Education : Seminars on Inuit culture or on selected aspects of the culture of First Nations peoples. Topics will include historical cultural contacts, native oral tradition, religious beliefs and cultural change. Preparation of a project on an aspect of First Nations or Inuit life will be required.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Offered through Continuing Education

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