Teacher of Indigenous Language as a Second Language (TILSL)


This two-year program is comprised of three components:

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

The following is the procedure for applying:

**Covid-19 Update**

Due to continuing Covid-19 concerns in the province of Ontario, all programs starting in July 2021 will be offered online. Nipissing University reserves the right to cancel courses with insufficient enrolment after June 1, 2021. For more information on Nipissing’s response to COVID-19, including FAQs, please visit ww.nipissingu.ca/coronavirus.

Part 1 Applicants (no intake in 2021):

Submit the following to the Office of the Registrar:

  • Completed application form (not available for 2021);
  • Minimum completion of Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent. Candidates without grade 12 can be admitted if they are 20 years or older and have been out of school for two years or more;
  • A one-page statement outlining why you wish to be a teacher of Indigenous Languages;
  • 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.).

Part 2 Applicants:

Send the following to the Office of the Registrar:

For further information on how to apply, please contact the Nipissing University Office of the Registrar​ by e-mail at iep@nipissingu.ca.or phone (705) 474-3450, ext. 4522.