Bachelor of Education, Queen’s University (for Indigenous graduates with a Grade 12 Diploma or for all graduates in possession of a bachelor’s degree)

Program Length

2 years (May 2024 – April 2026)

Start Date

May 2024

Application Deadline

December 1, 2023

Program Overview

The Queen’s University Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is a community-based professional credentials program featuring courses with Indigenous-specific content and curriculum as well as Ministry educational theories and curriculum. ITEP prepares Indigenous and non-Indigenous candidates to teach in First Nation schools and provincial schools. ITEP fosters excellence and pride in First Nations education by empowering candidates to excel in their individual growth as teachers, learners, partners, and role models.

Career Paths

Graduates will be prepared to teach in First Nations and provincial schools at the Primary/Junior level and will have the skills and knowledge to be effective in meeting the current and future educational needs of their communities.

Delivery Mode

Hybrid model with in-person weekend classes being delivered at Kenjgewin Teg located on M’Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island and/or Sudbury Kenjgewin Teg Campus.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete Online Indigenous Teacher Education Applicant Information Form (TEAS)
  • A résumé
  • Reference letters from two respected members of your Indigenous community
  • Statement of Indigenous Experience (SAE)
  • High school transcript showing completion of Ontario Secondary School Diploma* (for those without an undergraduate degree)
  • Applicants admitted without an undergraduate degree must be of Indigenous ancestry and submit documentary proof of their ancestry as specified by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) when they apply for certification. It is the candidate’s responsibility to check

*Provides the opportunity for eligible candidates who self-identify as Indigenous and who are already teaching in a First Nation school setting to receive approval from the Faculty of Education to qualify for the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Transitional Certificate of Qualification and Registration (TCQR).

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