Apply Now - Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Program (TILSL)

Apply Now - Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Program (TILSL)

Congratulations on making a great decision to consider applying to our Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language Program! Upon completion of the TILSL, you will become qualified to teach Indigenous language for grades Kindergarten to Grade 12.

How to Apply

Each component listed below is required unless indicated otherwise. Application components can be submitted together or separately, up until the final application deadline of June 1, 2022. Successful candidates will receive an offer letter clearly outlining the program of admission and other pertinent details.

Step 1: Application Form

Complete and submit the Indigenous Education Program Application Form.

Step 2: Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from all institutions (domestic or international) previously or presently attended (secondary schools, colleges, and universities) must be sent directly to Nipissing University and must bear the official seal of that institution. Official transcripts can be emailed directly from the institution to iep@nipissingu.ca. Copies will not be accepted.

Step 3: Statement of Interest

TILSL applicants are required to submit a one-page typed statement that outlines why you wish to be a teacher of Indigenous Languages. The completed document can be emailed to iep@nipissingu.ca OR submitted using the Application Attachments Form.

Step 4: Reference Letter

TILSL applicants must provide a letter of reference. Reference letters can be emailed directly from the person providing the reference to iep@nipissingu.ca.

Step 5: Referee Attestation - Statement of Fluency

TILSL applicants must have an individual not a family member) in a professional capacity who can attest to your level of fluency (for example: Chief of Council, Education Director, Education Authority Board Member, Cultural Committee Member). The Referee Attestation - Statement of Fluency can be emailed directly from the person providing the attestation to iep@nipissingu.ca.

Step 6: Funding Sponsorship Information Form (Optional)

If applicable, download or print the Funding Sponsorship Information Form and email the completed document to iep@nipissingu.ca OR submit it using the Application Attachments Form.

Step 7: Proof of Name Change (Optional)

Proof of name change is required if academic documents show a name other than that under which your application is made (for example: marriage registration, notarized statements of legal name change or other legal documents). If applicable, submit proof of name change using the Application Attachments Form.