This two-year program is comprised of three components: 

a) summer sessions at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario
b) e-Learning delivered courses to teacher candidates in community, and
c) in-school internships under the supervision of a certified teacher, in a classroom setting.

The following is the procedure for applying:

New Students (Intake in 2018):

Send the following to the Office of the Registrar:

  • Completed ap​pl​i​catio​n form (not available until 2018)
  • Official secondary school transcript 
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions (if applicable) 
  • A one-page statement outlining why you wish to be a teacher of Anishnaabemwin
  • 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.)
  • Statement of Fluency Form​ ​
  • Valid Criminal Reference Check including a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)Your PVSC must have an issue date of May 1, 2018 or later. A PVSC dated prior to May 1, 2018 will not be accepted.​
  • $50 non-refundable application fee, made payable to Nipissing University (this will be applied toward your tuition fee).

Returning Students to Part 2:

Students returning toi Part 2 must:
  • Successfully complete Internship One
Send the following to the Office of the Registrar:

The deadline to apply is June 2, 2017. Applications received after this date will only be considered if there are places available. 


Accommodations are available in our Chancellors House complex for either individual or families. For applications and further information, please click here.​

For further information on how to apply, please contact the Nipissing University Office of the Registrar at (705) 474-3450, ext. 4522.​

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