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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Intermediate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies

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Course Description

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

Learn about truthful historical and contemporary realities of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples through the lenses of Indigenous stories, arts, voices, perspectives and worldviews and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Discover resources and gain insights into teaching Intermediate History and Geography and Grade 9 and 10 courses in the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies curriculum.

What You'll Learn

In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to 

• explain your learning around the truth of historical and contemporary realities of Canada’s three distinct Indigenous groups: First Nations, Métis and Inuit

• distinguish your understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit connections to land, air and water

• analyze legislature, policies and practices that affect and impact Indigenous Peoples

• summarize your learning about Indigenous Peoples’ activism, resilience, survivance and creativity

• demonstrate understanding of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies curriculum (Grades 9 and 10) as well as the History and Geography curriculum (Grades 7 and 8) and other policies, and apply them to facilitating Intermediate students’ learning

• design lessons and learning activities for Intermediate students that centre Indigenous perspectives and engage with Indigenous education frameworks and protocols

• share your learning about local Indigenous communities and organize community-based and professional learning

• reflect on your learning and plan your own actions toward reconciliation through intentional classroom practices

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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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