Indigenous Education Programs Partner with the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina
Yvonne Benjoe speaks to staff with the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina about their collaboration efforts in Indigenous education.
The Faculty of Education at the University of Regina offers an example of how settler institutions can support the work of Indigenous education programs.
Andrea Sterzuk is the Acting Dean, and Valerie Mulholland is the Associate Dean of Student Services and Undergraduate Programs, for the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina. The Faculty of Education partners with Indigenous teacher education programs in Saskatchewan and Nunavut as a way to support K-8 teacher education programs. Specifically, the Faculty of Education works in partnership with the Nunavut Arctic College for their Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP), the Gabriel Dumont Institute for their Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Program (SUNTEP), and the Yukon College in Whitehorse for their Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP). These programs are geared towards developing highly qualified, educated, community minded Indigenous educators. The Faculty of Education aims to facilitate the work of their partners by responding to their needs and concerns. Some of the ways that they have worked in partnership with these programs has been to stream-line and process admissions, ensure credits appear on transcripts, to advocate on credit requirements, and to bring leaders from Indigenous education institutions together to discuss the future of their programs. The Faculty of Education believes that they will remain in-service to their partners as long as needed.
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