2 years (Sep 2022 – Apr 2024)
September 2022 (Full-time status)
For the safety of all students & instructors and due to global pandemic, Semesters 1 & 2 Classes will be Online/Remote delivery. Remaining Semesters TBD. Students must have access to reliable internet service, as well as adequate hardware and software capability to participate in virtual classroom settings.
Virtual Classes will be held Monday to Friday, during Fall and Winter semesters. All classes will be delivered in Anishinaabemowin with English translation. Field placements are in person at selected sites (TBD).
The Anishinaabemowin Early Childhood (AEC) Program is a highly specialized Anishinaabe immersion program designed to train individuals who aspire to work in early childhood Anishinaabemowin Immersion settings. Anishinaabe Aadiziwin (Worldview) and Cultural perspective are at the heart of this program. AEC students must commit to improving their Ojibwe language acquisition while training to become early childhood educators. Beginner, intermediate and advanced Anishinaabemowin language speakers are welcome to apply; Ojibwe language assessments will be conducted prior to January 2021 and will be administered periodically throughout the program. For Field Placements, students may request placements in First Nation, rural &/or urban settings.
Criminal Reference Check w/ Vulnerable Sector Screening, Communicable Disease Screening Requirements (includes: TB skin test, up to date MMR, etc.), First Aid & CPR Level C; Sufficient strength and appropriate fitness capability.
OSSD or equivalent, ENG 4C or ENG 4U OR Mature student (ACCUPLACER testing)