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Aboriginal Teacher (ATEP)

Aboriginal Teacher (ATEP)

University of Alberta

UnBQ is proud to host the ATEP cohort and is excited to build a pathway from the Bachelor of Arts in Cree for language teachers.

Become a Teacher and lead our children to a Brighter Future!

It is widely known that the Aboriginal youth population in Alberta is one of the largest in the country.   “Across Canada recent estimates suggest that the Aboriginal population is growing at an average annual rate of about 2%, more than twice the rate of the rest of the Canadian population. Studies undertaken for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples have forecasted Alberta to be tied with Ontario in having the largest Aboriginal population of any province or territory by the year 2016. First Nation, Métis and Inuit people currently represent approximately 6% of Alberta’s total population”. (Alberta Learning)

With the Aboriginal population growing at the rate it is in Alberta there is an urgent need for Aboriginal teachers and teachers with an understanding of Aboriginal histories and perspectives in classrooms.  The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) is a Bachelor of Education degree program that has been offered off-site, in partnership with First Nations and Community Colleges/Universities since 2002.

ATEP delivers the last two years of the B.Ed. Our partnering colleges/universities offer the first two years of the Elementary Education program.  The structure of the program is community based in philosophy and the cohort model creates a tight knit student community.

We can help you obtain your University of Alberta Bachelor of Education (Elementary) degree!

The University of Alberta through the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) is coming to University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills to deliver the final two years of the education degree.  We appreciate all previous cohorts of students and anticipate the next cohort convocation in 2022!

Potential students can enroll now in the B.Ed. University Transfer Program. 

For more information contact: Registrar, University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills,

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