First Nations Language Instructor Certificate

This program, comprised of degree credit courses, provides training in First Nations Language instruction. It is designed for language instructors, teachers, and teachers’ aides working in First Nations classrooms who are already fluent in a First Nations language with some literacy in the language as well. Students should also have some teaching experience and experience developing curriculum materials.

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: Varies by course
  • Program duration: Part-time study

Core Courses

EIND 100 Indigenous Education Principles and Practice
EIND 116 Indigenous Education Professional Studies
EPSY 205 Understanding and Enhancing Student Development
EINL 225 Indigenous Language Arts: Oral and Written Communication
EINL 325 Bilingual/Bicultural Language Learning Processes
EINL 335 Community Based Curriculum Development for First Nations (K-12) Languages
EINL 450 Indigenous Language Immersion
LING 230 (formerly LING 175) Interdisciplinary Linguistics
One Indigenous Language course at the 104 level
One Indigenous Language course at the 105 level

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