Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP)

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:

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Part 1 Applicants:

Send the following to the Office of the Registrar:

  • Completed application form (available in late January 2022)
  • Official transcripts indicating one of the following completed certifications from an accredited college or university:
    • Early Childhood Education (ECE);
    • Aboriginal/Native/Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program:
    • Native Special Education Assistant Diploma Program (NSEADP);
    • Native Language Teaching Certificate (NLTC);
    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
  • Proof of Indigenous ancestry
  • A one-page, typed statement that outlines the reasons for applying to the Indigenous Teacher Education Program

Part 2 Returning Students:

Send the following to the Office of the Registrar:

  • Completed application form (available in late January 2022)

Students returning to Part 2 must:

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