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A group of students gathered in a tipi around a fire for class in the late fall

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A group of students gathered in a tipi around a fire for class in the late fall

Undergraduate

Education: Indigenous B.Ed.

This concurrent program of professional education puts Indigenous knowledge and perspectives at the forefront of teacher training and provides self-identified First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Indigenous students from around the world, with the opportunity to become Indigenous teachers. A fully-accredited educational experience, this integrated five-year program is the first of its kind in North America and offers students three years of general studies and two years of professional studies.

Students sitting in the Gathering Space in Gzowski College in a classroom setup listening to the professor

Degree Type

  • B.Ed.

The Trent Advantage

  • Opportunities to attend traditional gatherings, and connect with elders and the surrounding Indigenous communities – urban and rural
  • Entry from high school or through transfer agreements with local community colleges or First Nations Education Institutes, giving eligible students credit for past educational experiences
  • Placement opportunities in every year, Mohawk or Ojibwe language instruction in first year, and learning opportunities on the land and water

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General Admission 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 Specific Prerequisites:

Self-identify as Indigenous and must have 70% average in six 4 U/M credits including ENG 4U (60% minimum for this course) & Submission of Applicant Vision Statement.

Career Paths

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