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In 1973, the Council for Yukon Indians presented the Federal government of Canada a list of grievances and a pathway to reconciliation in the landmark document 'Together Today for our Children Tomorrow'. A central premise of this profound document was attention to the educational injustice of the Yukon’s education system. In response to this, CYI stressed that Yukon schools must teach the history of Yukon First Nations, employ culturally responsive teaching practices and ultimately must be relevant to First Nations students - honouring and validating First Nations rights, spirituality, language, culture, philosophy and pedagogy.

Born of this context, the Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP) began in 1989 with a vision for change in Yukon schools as collectively voiced by First Nations Chiefs and Elders, community members, educators, and politicians across the Yukon. By entering the program, you have made the decision to be part of an educational tradition that is committed to building educational practices and institutions that supports reconciliation as it pertains to Canada's colonial context. We expect graduates of YNTEP to lead for change in the provision of a curriculum of consequence as a foundation for a brighter future for all Yukon students and their communities.

In response to this mandate, The Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP) is designed as a four-year, 120 Credit, developmentally configured program leading to a Bachelor of Education degree. Graduates qualify for both Saskatchewan and Yukon Teacher Certification and are eligible for teacher certification throughout Canada.

YNTEP is a full-time program comprised of fall and winter semesters; two spring practical, First Nations language instruction, as well as a one-week summer cultural camp course. The program provides extensive school practicum experiences totalling 26 weeks throughout the four years to ensure that graduates are well prepared for teaching positions in the Yukon, including rural schools, and elsewhere.

One of the goals of YNTEP is to foster critical awareness of the negative consequence of historical colonized schooling and the imperative today for a curriculum experience that values Yukon First Nations’ cultural experiences. Courses in Yukon First Nations history and courses in cross-cultural education and progressive teaching practice serve to assure teacher candidates competence in working with and for the diversity of students across Yukon First Nations.

Central to this commitment is the emphasis placed on experiential learning as a critical part of the YNTEP Program in fostering this transformation and development. Community First Nations Elders and Yukon Education superintendents, consultants, principals and teachers provide YNTEP with support to provide many opportunities for students to experience various schools. Practicums are scheduled throughout the four years, with a capstone internship of 16 weeks in the final year. They are generally arranged in an elementary school setting, although individual arrangements can be considered, where appropriate, for grades 7 to 9 placements and French-language settings. All placements are subject to the availability of co-operating teachers in these schools. Students are expected to undertake at least one four-week placement in a rural school.

Our commitment is to foster YNTEP teacher candidates in gaining the dispositions, knowledge and skills to develop the habits of mind and capabilities to be day-one-ready for best practice instruction within a cross-cultural and diverse classroom.

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Health, Education and Human Services

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 anos)

Valores
CAN $400 per credit; Application Fee (non refundable): CAN $100
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021

Localização

School of Health, Education and Human Services

Yukon University,

500 University Drive,

Whitehorse,

Yukon (YT),

2799, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

Criterion 1: High School applicants
(the applicant has only attended high school, or has less than 24 credit hours of university or college courses):

  • grade 12 graduation with a 65% average overall
  • over 65% final grade in English 12 and 65% final grade in one of:
    • Pre-Calculus 11
    • Foundations of Math 11
  • one approved Language, Social Science or Fine Arts course at the grade 12 level
  • one additional approved grade 12 academic level course

Criterion 2: Applicants who did not graduate from high school, or has less than 24 credit hours of university or college courses, or do not meet high school requirements:

  • has attempted fewer than 24 credit hours of post-secondary studies
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • has been out of full-time secondary school for a minimum of two years
  • can demonstrate the ability to succeed at university through life or work related experiences
  • if attended secondary school in the last five years, must submit official high school/secondary transcripts
  • if attended post-secondary, must submit official transcripts from post-secondary institutions
  • acceptable scores on English Assessments or completion of English 060 or equivalent
  • acceptable scores on Math Assessments or completion of Math 050 or equivalent

Criterion 3: Post-secondary applicants

  • if the applicant has over 24 degree-level post-secondary credits, admission is based on the overall grade percentage which must be a minimum of 65%.
  • an applicant with more than over 24 credit hours in post-secondary education is not required to submit their high school transcript

IELTS 6.0 (in Academic Testing. No lower than 6.0 in each section) or
TOEFL iBT – 79

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