Indigenous Education Programs - Summer 2021
Applications for the following programs are now available:
Indigenous Teacher Education Program - Year 1&2
Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program - Year 1&2
Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language - Year 2
***We intend to deliver our Indigenous Education Programs on campus in the summer of 2021 and will follow all health regulations and Covid-19 protocols to ensure that all students are safe and healthy while on campus. This decision is subject to change based on changes in Covid-19 cases and disruptions to vaccination distribution during the spring of 2021. Confirmation of our delivery structure will be made by the end of April 2021.***
Summer Family Support Programs/Summer Camps will be offered this summer to support on campus students and their families. All support programs will follow related health and Covid-19 protocols.
Application and Program Information - Summer 2021
Indigenous Teacher Education Program
After completing the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Qualification and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers, in the Primary and Junior division. As a qualified elementary school teacher, you will acquire the necessary pedagogical skills and knowledge combined with a strong personal understanding of Indigenous traditions, culture and heritage to build strong learning environments for Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.
Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Program
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:
Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program
When you complete the Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (ICADP) you will be qualified to work, under the professional direction of the classroom teacher and school Principal, as a classroom assistant with Indigenous and non-Indigenous school children.
Family Support Programs/Summer Camps
All students enrolled in our Indigenous Education Programs have access to a wide range of supports for students and their family members, including summer day camps for children (see below for specific information).
The Youth Experience Program and NUScience Explorations will be offered in July/August 2021. Space will be limited dependent upon provincial and local Covid-19 protocols and health regulations.
Youth Experience Program
The Youth Experience Program provides daily fun and educational activities for children aged 3-8 years of age, Monday to Friday to support the students of our summer-based Indigenous Education Programs. For specific information on this year's and last year's activities, please visit our Youth Experience Program website.
We are happy to offer exciting Science and Technology camps for children aged 8 to 12 years of age. Each week focuses on a different science-based theme. For more information, please visit our NUScience Explorations website.
Important Update due to COVID-19
Because of the changing nature of the current COVID-19 health crisis and the uncertainty of when current provincial and federal guidelines and legislation related to COVID-19 will end (ie. social distancing, restriction of groups 5 or larger, etc.), Nipissing University is unable to guarantee when its entire North Bay campus, including classrooms, residence services, libraries and cafeterias will resume regular operations and be open to the general public.
We deeply appreciate your continued support during this difficult time. Please know that the entire Nipissing University community of support staff, administrators and faculty are working hard to prepare enriching and engaging programs so that your individual goal of becoming an OCT Certified teacher or an educational assistant will begin this summer!
For more information on Nipissing’s response to COVID-19, including FAQs, please visit www.nipissingu.ca/coronavirus