​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:

Part 1 Applicants:

Send the following to the Office of the Registrar:

  • Completed ap​pl​i​c​atio​n form 
  • $50 non-refundable application fee, made payable to Nipissing University (this will be applied toward your tuition fee)
  • 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, 2019, or later. A PVSC dated prior to May 1, 2019, will not be accepted.
For further information on how to apply, please contact the Nipissing University Offic​e of the Registrar​ at (705) 474-3450, ext. 4522, or e-mail iep@nipissingu.ca​.


Fee information is available from Student Financial Ser​vices​ at finance@nipissingu.ca​​.


Accommodations are available in our Chancellors House complex for either individual or multiple guests/families. 

Program Information

Program information is available from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives or email aboriginalprograms@nipissingu.ca​.​​​

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