Indigenous Education Requirements

Indigenous Education Requirements

If You Already Have a Degree

If you wish to enter the Faculty of Education with a major in Indigenous Education, you must possess a recognized degree which includes a major in Indigenous Studies. In addition, all other prerequisites for admission must be met.

At the time of admission, the nature of the applicant's degree is examined, and a program is planned and approved by the Faculty of Education. If the approved degree contains the necessary components, including a completed teaching major, both certification and B. Ed. requirements may be met upon completion of 20 courses in Education.

*You may be required to make up deficiencies in your teachable school subject major if the total number of required courses is not complete, although acceptable, at the point of admission to the program. These courses will be over and above the 20 mandatory Education courses.

See program overview for the After Degree Program

See the Bachelor of Education After Degree Program Planning Guide

Combined Degrees -- B.A. / B.Ed.

Indigenous Studies is multidisciplinary in nature. This major offers courses from an Indigenous perspective in History, Art, Law, Politics, Language, and Literature. You'll study the Indigenous peoples of North America, their cultures, their varied relationships with other Indigenous and Non-Indigneous people, and languages of Blackfoot and Cree. The Indigenous Studies major was developed jointly by representatives of southern Alberta's Indigenous communities and the University to provide you with an awareness and appreciation of cultural differences.

Students may meet the Indigenous Education major requirements by completing the major in Indigenous Studies or the General Major in the Social Sciences (at least 5 courses in Indigenous Studies and 4 courses in each of two other disciplines in the Social Sciences).

See program overview for the Combined Degrees Program

See the SAMPLE Combined Degree B.A. / B.Ed. General Major in the Social Sciences/Indigenous Education Program Planning Guide

See the SAMPLE Combined Degree B.A. / B. Ed. Indigenous Studies/Indigenous Education Program Planning Guide

Note: The Program Planning Guide may change slightly from year to year. Students will typically follow the program requirements in effect at the time of their most recent admission to the University of Lethbridge. Combined Degrees students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts and Science, Advising, for additional information pertaining to the B.A. portion of the program.

Special Admission Requirements

In order to be eligible for admission to the Faculty of Education, students with an Indigenous Education major must have three courses completed of the seven courses required in a school subject minor.