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, faculty, and staff. 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 community.


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

Our Elder-in-Residence supports Indigenous students in our Indigenous 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.

Imagine a Canada is taking a break this year to review the program, check back here or visit education.nctr.ca/imagineacanada for the 2020 launch of Imagine a Canada. 

Imagine a Canada - Reconciliation Projects

Indigenous Initiatives Fund

Visiting Aboriginal Speaker 2016

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

Indigenous Education Programs

Master of Education in World Indigenous Studies in Education

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

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program

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

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (Community-Based)

The Community-Based Program provides an opportunity to specialize in Indigenous 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

Indigenous Resources

ATEP logo

The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) 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).

Ogichidaakwewak Education Circle

Established in 2020, the Ogichidaakwewak Education Circle advises the Dean to ensure Indigenization continues to be a priority for the Faculty. The circle’s members includes: Elder-in Residence Deb St. Amant, ITEP Manager Liv Rondeau, and Drs. Jennifer Davis and Lindsay Morcom.