Certificate (Cert.) Middle School Education in Indigenous Communities (30 credits)

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Program Requirements

This 30-credit program focuses on developing the particular skills and abilities required of the Indigenous teacher in the middle school of his/her community. It does not lead to provincial certification. Rather, it prepares Indigenous teachers, who are bilingual or have some knowledge of their Indigenous language and who have already established themselves as teachers, to teach students at this level in ways that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. The program focuses on the particular psychological, emotional, and social needs of Aboriginal adolescents and the teacher's role in facilitating the transition between elementary and high school.

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

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • EDEC 245 Middle School Teaching (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : 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.

    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 246 Middle School Curriculum (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : 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.

    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.

  • EDFE 210 Middle School Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Education - Dean's Office (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Student Teaching : 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.

    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.

    • Prerequisite: At least 24 credits in the program must have been completed

  • EDPE 377 Adolescence and Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : 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.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jessica Ruglis (Winter)

    • Offered through Continuing Education or Summer Studies

3 credits from the list below:

  • EDEC 302 Language and Learning - Curriculum (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : 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.

    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: Not for credit if EDSL 301 or EDSL 311 has been or is being taken

  • EDSL 305 L2 Learning: Classroom Settings (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : 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.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Emmanouela Tisizi (Fall)

Major Subject Area (6 credits)

6 credits in the major subject area of the Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers selected in consultation with the Director of Programs in First Nations and Inuit Education.

Minor Subject Area (6 credits)

6 credits in the minor subject area of the Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers selected in consultation with the Director of Programs in First Nations and Inuit Education.

Education Courses (3 credits)

3 credits from the list below or from other courses as approved by the Director of Programs in First Nations and Inuit Education.

  • EDEA 241 Basic Art Media for Classroom (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Arts Education : An introduction to media that can be easily adapted to elementary classroom studio exploration.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Layal Shuman (Fall) Layal Shuman (Winter)

    • Arts supplies such as plaster, clay, and paints provided in class. As well, the fee of $15 includes a museum entrance charge for a guided tour. The fee is refundable until the end of the course add/drop period.

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

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

  • EDEC 243 Teaching: Multigrade Classrooms (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : 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.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Brian Andrew Benoit (Summer)

  • 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: 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): Not open to students who have taken EDEE 291.

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

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

  • EDKP 241 Indigenous Physical Activities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : 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.

    Terms: Fall 2017

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

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the Certificate in Education for First Nations and Inuit and Bachelors of Education First Nations and Inuit Education.

  • EDPT 200 Integrating Educational Technology in Classrooms (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Media) : 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.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Sam Bruzzese (Fall)

    • Also offered through the School of Continuing Studies.

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

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

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

  • EDSL 305 L2 Learning: Classroom Settings (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : 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.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Emmanouela Tisizi (Fall)

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