Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Indigenous Relations

The Faculty of Education thrives to create a welcoming community for our Indigenous students, weave Indigenous content into our courses, and support teachers and schools with truth and reconciliation projects. Our Elder-in-Residence, Deb St. Amant, provides support to our students in the WISE, ATEP, and ATEP Community-Based programs. Our Faculty works closely with Imagine a Canada, an initiative of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), to support Ontario students, teachers, schools, and boards with Imagine a Canada projects, and we offer ongoing workshops on Indigenous knowledge for our students, faculty and staff.

Elder-in-Residence

Our Elder-in-Residence, Deb St. Amant 2017

Our Elder-in-Residence supports Indigenous students in our Aboriginal Education programs. Deb St. Amant (Bezhig Waabshke Ma’iingan Gewetigaabo) is here to offer culture-based counselling and guidance to ensure that our students have the necessary support to reach their educational goals.

Imagine a Canada

Imagine a Canada - A Canada through the lens of reconciliation

The Faculty of Education supports Ontario students, teachers, schools, and boards with Imagine a Canada projects. Imagine a Canada, an initiative of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), is an invitation for all young people, from across the country, from kindergarten to post-secondary, to share their own vision of what Reconciliation can be.

Aboriginal Initiatives Fund

Visiting Aboriginal Speaker 2016

The Aboriginal Initiatives Fund enables us to enrich our Aboriginal teaching and learning programs. Your contributions to this fund can be applied towards the Elder-in-Residence position, curriculum research and programming for our Aboriginal Education Programs, and future course developments and travel subsidies for visiting aboriginal teachers and speakers.

Aboriginal Education Programs

Master of Education in World Indigenous Studies in Education

WISE (M.Ed. in World Indigenous Studies in Education) is a part-time blended (online and on-campus) program intended for students with experience teaching in Aboriginal communities.

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program

The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to specialize in Aboriginal education through Aboriginal-specific programming and application of Aboriginal perspectives and world view to theory and practice.

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (Community-Based)

The Community-Based Program provides an opportunity to specialize in Aboriginal education and attend classes at Queen's University for one summer session and in Manitoulin Island for the remainder of the program.

Students from ATEP on Orange shirt day 2018 at information booth

Aboriginal Resources

ATEP logo

The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program Office provides administrative, academic, and cultural support for our ATEP campus and community-based teacher candidates, Faculty of Education students, faculty and staff, and the greater Queen's and Kingston community.

Indigeneity, Inclusion, and Equity Series

The Faculty of Education is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive community. To support our mission of developing progressive, ethical, competent, and thoughtful leaders in education, we established the Indigeneity, Inclusion and Equity Series (IIE).