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Thunder Bay • Orillia

Honours BEd (Aboriginal Education) P/J

About the Program:

The HBEd (Aboriginal Education) P/J program prepares people of Indigenous ancestry to become teachers with particular expertise to meet the needs of Aboriginal learners. Twenty-five full-course equivalents (25 FCEs) are required to complete the HBEd (Aboriginal Education). The program emphasis is on teaching Indigenous children, including the courses that constitute the program of Professional Teacher Education. Graduates will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for teacher certification at the Primary/Junior Division.

This five-year Honours Bachelor of Education (Aboriginal Education) degree program is distinguished by its excellence in Indigenous Teacher Education. It includes three years of relevant courses in the Faculties of Social Sciences/Humanities and Sciences/Environmental Sciences, including required Native Language and Culture courses, and two years in teacher education. The education component includes a Core Specialization in Literacy and Numeracy, with attention to children with special needs and relevant field experiences. The program culminates in an Honours project where students demonstrate their learning in meaningful ways through teaching and learning portfolios, internships or apprenticeships with elders and/or cultural teachers, research, or design of culturally and linguistically relevant resources.

The program is designed and delivered primarily by Indigenous faculty, staff, and administration from Lakehead University's Faculty of Education. This is a full-time program, but students may be able to pursue portions of the program on a part-time basis, with permission of the Chair.

Program Requirements:

Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available. 
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

HBEd (Aboriginal Education) P/J (TB)