Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, School of Education

Education: Indigenous B.Ed.

A fully-accredited educational experience, this concurrent five-year program, the first-of-its-kind in North America, allows students to complete three years of general studies and two years of professional studies, all in one degree.

Schools all over Canada are in need of Indigenous educators, and an educational environment that honours the culture, language, and knowledges of Indigenous students is critical. Trent’s highly unique Indigenous B.Ed. program puts Indigenous knowledge and perspectives at the forefront of teacher preparation, providing self-identified First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Indigenous students with the opportunity to become exceptional educators.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Ed.


  • Peterborough

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  • Enjoy education placement opportunities in every year of your degree
  • Attend traditional gatherings and connect with elders, traditional knowledge holders and surrounding Indigenous communities
  • Benefit from Mohawk or Ojibwe language instruction in first year and learning opportunities on the land and water
  • Ontario College of Teachers Certification
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"What better way to advocate for our youth than be a teacher; they’re our next-generation chiefs, bankers, and teachers."

Thomas Morningstar

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Counsellor
  • Government Worker
  • Policy Officer
  • Educational Consultant
  • Indigenous Education Advisor

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • Self-identify as Indigenous and must have 70% average in six 4 U/M credits including ENG 4U (60% minimum for this course)
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