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Continuing Teacher Education

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Intermediate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT638
  • CAN 745.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

This Additional Basic Qualification course, Intermediate First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies, will focus on providing candidates with an increasing awareness and understanding of Aboriginal people in Canada and the existing diversity of their history, culture, and world view.

By gaining an awareness of the historical experiences and traditional beliefs and values of Aboriginal people, candidates have the opportunity to acquire an understanding necessary to better integrate Native Studies content addressing traditional and contemporary issues at the local, regional, and national levels into subject areas.

This course provides candidates with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to teach Native Studies courses and identify relevant and appropriate classroom materials and community resources. This course will also provide candidates an opportunity to develop curriculum units specific to Native Studies and engage in online discussions with colleagues seeking ABQ in Intermediate Native Studies.

What You’ll Learn

In this course, you will learn about:

• the diversity of Aboriginal nations and world view differences

• residential school legislation and its effects

• Aboriginal pedagogy

• traditional curriculum models and Aboriginal frameworks

• new initiatives in Aboriginal education

• Aboriginal issues and effects on education

• spiritual foundations in First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies

• the importance of the treaty and land relationships

• the impact of a culturally-relevant classroom environment for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies

• the role of elders and other human resources in the classroom

• selecting relevant and appropriate materials and resources

• curriculum gaps and integrating First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies content in other subject areas

• creating lessons and assignments that will increase the awareness of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people

• applying assessment and evaluation strategies to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies

• traditional theories of respect, responsibility, reciprocity, and relevance

• the contributions of Aboriginal people

• rebuilding, renewal, and revitalization initiatives by Aboriginal people today

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Application Requirements

1) OCT MEMBERSHIP We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member with an undergraduate degree. 2) YOUR ORIGINAL UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT(S)* Your transcript(s) must show: The equivalent of 3.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses in First Nations. Metis, and Inuit Studies or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another intermediate qualification. Courses may come from various disciplines (including, Geography, History, Literature, Sociology, Anthropology) but the main focus of the course must be First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples in order to be considered (e.g. Canadian History may count if the focus of the course is demonstrated to be Indigenous issues in Canada).


 *If you completed a Queen's undergrad (at any time), or a B.Ed., Honour Specialist, or an Intermediate or Senior ABQ course with us within the last 4 years you are not required to resend your transcripts.

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