Extended Studies in First Nations Language Certificate

Applicants to this program must hold a Bachelor of Education degree with some Cree and Saulteaux language background and want to increase their knowledge and training in First Nations language teaching. Fluency in a First Nations Language is recommended.

Note: Students enrolled in a part-time program do not maintain full-time student status throughout the program. Therefore part-time programs may be unavailable to international applicants due to Citizenship and Immigration Canada regulations. Part time programs are also not eligible for student loan funding.

  • Courses to complete: 10 core
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Prerequisites: B. Ed. degree
  • Program duration: Part-time study

Core Courses

Indigenous Language 202
Indigenous Language 203
Indigenous Language 225
Indigenous Language 230
EDTC 300 Intro to Educational Technology and Media
EINL 200 Culture and Acquisition of Language and Literacy

EINL 225 Indian Language Arts: Oral and Written Communications

EINL 325 Bilingual and Bicultural Language Learning Processes
LING 327 Evaluation of Language Learning Processes
EINL 335 Community Based Curriculum Development for First Nations (K-12) Languages
EINL 450 Indian Language Immersion
THAC 160 Intro to Acting


CREE or SAUL 305 Cree/Saulteaux Expository Writing
CREE or SAUL 325 Cree/Saluteaux Translation 1
CREE or SAUL 340 Oral Tradition of Cree/Saulteaux
Indigenous Language Course 206
INDL 241 Cree Literature in Translation
INDL 242 Saulteaux Literature in Translation
LING 230 Survey of American Indian Languages
LING 280 Language Documentation
THAC 260 Acting Theory and Practice
THAC 360 Selected Topics in Acting

*Electives are open to students who have completed required courses in their Bachelor of Education degree program but must fulfill 30 credit hours to obtain additional qualifications through BTEC. Courses that were applied to the Bachelor of Education program cannot be used.

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