2008-2009 Undergraduate Calendar

Education - Native Teacher Education  
Director Michael Manley-Casimir Co-ordinator Romaine Bomberry  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Janie Hodson 905-688-5550, extension 3971 Captain John Decew 104 The Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education offers two programs to prepare Native elementary school teachers. The Primary/Junior Certificate Program prepares candidates for teaching grades K-6 in elementary schools. The basic courses are adapted for the needs of Native pupils. Along with the basic requirements, the program includes experiences in the Aboriginal languages and cultures of the participants. At least eight weeks of practice teaching will be completed by each candidate. The Native as a Second Language Certificate program is open to speakers fluent in a Native language. It focusses on teaching methods for language specialists, as well as on the grammar and writing systems of the candidates' Native languages. At least eight weeks of practice teaching will be completed by candidates in this program. Successful candidates of the Primary/Junior Certificate Program of the Native Teacher Education program may be recommended by the Dean of the Faculty of Education to the Ontario College of Teachers for certification to teach in Ontario at the Primary/Junior level. Successful completion of the Native as a Second Language Certificate Program of the Native Teacher Education program leads to certification in Native as a Second Language (NSL). To qualify for the NSL certificate, candidates must complete at least one year of successful teaching after completing the first year of the NSL program. Those interested in a teaching career in Ontario are advised to refer to the Ontario College of Teachers Act 1966 and Regulation 184/97 Teachers Qualifications with respect to teachable subjects, definitions, basic qualifications and regulations.  
Ontario College of Teachers Criminal Records Screening Policy Go to top of document
1.  The Ontario College of Teachers requires both a criminal record check and a criminal record declaration by the applicant as necessary components of registration for new applicants.
2.  The costs associated with the provision of the criminal record check and any appeals are to be borne by the applicant.
3.  All positive reports of criminal offences will be examined by the Ontario College of Teachers Registrar to determine whether the record of offence(s) is relevant to the applicant's honesty, integrity and/or suitability to practice the profession and whether the offence(s) constitute reasonable grounds for refusal to issue a certificate of qualification and registration, or to impose terms, conditions or limitations on registration, in accordance with Section 18(2) of the Ontario College of Teachers Act.
4.  Applicants for registration by the Ontario College of Teachers will be advised of the reasons for the decisions of the Ontario College of Teachers Registrar to refuse certification or to impose terms, conditions or limitations and that appeals to these decisions will be determined in accordance with Part III of the Ontario College of Teachers Act.
  Questions regarding the policy should be directed to the Ontario College of Teachers.
 
Admissions Go to top of document
Aboriginal candidates who hold an undergraduate degree may apply to the regular Pre-service Education Program (see Education-Pre-service Education).  
Primary/Junior Certificate Program Go to top of document
Aboriginal candidates may be admitted to this program with Grade 12 or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants with university credits.  
Native as a Second Language Certificate Program Go to top of document
Candidates must be fluent in a Native language.  
Certificate Program Go to top of document
Primary/Junior Certificate Program Go to top of document
- EDUC 8L09, 8P08, 8P10, 8P30, 8P33, 8P48, 8Y04, 8Y05, 8Y31, 8Y36, 8Y38, 8Y39, 8Y50, 8Y60 and 8Y61
- EDUC 8P35 or 8P94
- EDUC 8P48 or 8P99
- EDUC 8P91 or 8P93
 
Native as a Second Language Certificate Program Go to top of document
- EDUC 8P08, 8P10, 8P11, 8P33, 8P91, 8P93, 8P94, 8P96, 8P97, 8P98, 8P99
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
Last updated: March 11, 2008 @ 03:19PM