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Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Program

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Program Information

School:Nipissing University
Faculty:Schulich School of Education
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Aboriginal Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Description:After completing the Teacher of Indigenous Languages as a Second Language Program (TILSL), you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Qualification and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers, in an Indigenous language from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The TILSL Program is OCT certified to offer the following Indigenous language teacher programs: Anishnaabemwin, Cayuga, Mohawk, Lunaape, Cree.

This two-year program is comprised of three components: 1) summer sessions at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, 2) e-Learning delivered courses to teacher candidates in community, 3) and in-school internships under the supervision of a certified teacher, in a classroom setting.​

Summer camp programming is offered for children of parents attending the Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Program at no cost.

Students who are admitted with a previously compelted university degree will earn a Bachelor of Education. Students who are admitted without a previous university degree will earn an Education Diploma. Both credentials allow students to register with the Ontario College of Teachers.
URL:Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Program at Nipissing University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,608
Scholarships:30
Careers:Post-secondary Teaching and Research AssistantsCollege and Other Vocational InstructorsEarly Childhood Educators and Assistants

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    For this program, you must meet the following qualifications: 1) Minimum completion of Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent. Candidates without grade 12 can be admitted if they are 20 years or older and have been out of school for two years or more. 2) A one-page statement outlining why you wish to be a teacher of Indigenous Languages. 3) Two letters of reference of which one letter is from an individual (not a family member) in a professional capacity who can attest to your level of fluency (Chief and Council, Education Director, Education Authority Board member, Cultural Committee member, etc.).

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Two letters of reference of which one letter is from an individual (not a family member) in a professional capacity who can attest to your level of fluency (Chief and Council, Education Director, Education Authority Board member, Cultural Committee member, etc.).

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 25, 2020

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