Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Interested in Indigenous Education? 

Queen's Faculty of Education has two great options available to you - a campus-based program and a community-based program. 

Campus-Based Indigenous Teacher Education Program

  • Offered to Concurrent Education students in their final year as well as Consecutive Education teacher candidates
  • Especially suited to both Indigenous (Status, non-Status, or Métis) and non-Indigenous students with a university degree who are interested in Indigenous education. Non-Indigenous students are also invited to apply, but priority is given to Indigenous applicants.
  • Four successive terms, starting in May and ending in August the following year. Queen's graduates are out into the job market early.
  • Courses include Indigenous perspectives, balancing Indigenous-specific and student-centred learning with knowledge of the teaching/learning process, and research on Indigenous education.
  • Learning opportunities include: Indigenous-specific programming, application of Indigenous perspectives and world view to theory and practice, problem solving with peers, review of Indigenous and other curriculum resources, and supervised teaching in a First Nations or provincial schools.
  • Students have access to our Elder-in-Residence who is available to support Indigenous students. 
  • Practicum placements consist of 18 weeks in a classroom setting, and a three-week Alternative Practicum that offers an opportunity to gain experience in a concentration and placements are typically completed outside the public school system.

Deadline: December 1, 2020 | Find out about the application process. 

Community-Based Indigenous Teacher Education Program 

  • Attend classes at Queen's University for one summer session and two fall terms, two winter terms and one summer term at one of three sites, Kenjgewin Teg, Lambton-Kent or Mushkegowuk Territory.
  • Primary-Junior (PJ) divisions (JK-Grade 6)
  • Can be entered with grade 12 or equivalent if you are of Indigenous Ancestry or can be entered with an undergraduate degree. All candidates receive a Bachelor of Education.
  • Many courses taught by Indigenous professors, have increased online connectivity and an emphasis on Indigenous languages
  • Experientially based, with 18 weeks of practice teaching in First Nations and/or provincial schools
  • Offers the opportunity for candidates who are already teaching in a Primary and/or Junior Division school setting to qualify for the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Transitional Certificate of Qualification and Registration (Transitional CoQR). With Faculty of Education approval, these candidates may then be eligible to complete practicum requirements while continuing to work in their classroom teaching positions.
  • Practicum placements consist of 18 weeks in First Nations schools and/or Provincial schools with a significant Indigenous student population. The community-based ITEP  Alternative Practicum provides the opportunity to gain credit for pursuits that honour Indigenous language and culture.

Deadline: December 1, 2020 | Find out about the application process.