Our work in the Faculty of Education takes place on Indigenous lands throughout BC, with the UBC Vancouver campus located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəýəm (Musqueam) and the Okanagan campus located on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. The Faculty of Education at UBC is a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.
NITEP - Indigenous Teacher Education Program
A Bachelor of Education degree for Indigenous students, NITEP has graduated over 400 Indigenous educational leaders who are transforming places where they live and work. NITEP focuses on developing and nurturing Indigenous student identity with a cohort model that enhances student success and offers opportunities for emerging educators to learn about Indigenous culture and knowledge systems.
*NEW* NITEP will pilot delivery of the communitybased BEd degree with the final year in community at the Cariboo field centre in 2020 and Bella Coola in 2022.
A New Specialization in Indigenous Education
*NEW* Indigenous students who already have a degree can now learn alongside NITEP teacher candidates and earn a Specialization in Indigenous Education prior to entering the 11-month BEd program. In addition to completing the courses required for the Specialization in Indigenous Education, students must meet all academic requirements of the BEd Program.
SAGE has been an initiative of the Faculty of Education at UBC. This year we are partnering with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to extend this graduate mentoring initiative across all faculties at UBC Vancouver and and UBC Okanagan campuses.
The Faculty’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education, has been offered four times reaching over 31,500 participants, with the majority representing educators from across Canada. The MOOC runs from October 15 to November 19.