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Masters in Education

University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills in partnership with the Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta announces the collaborative offering of a Masters of Education Degree. The specialization is grounded in Indigenous Peoples Education with a focus on leading edge educational leadership:

Masters in Education  12 courses

  • EDPS 900 – Capping (+Celebration Camp/Issues in Aboriginal Education)
  • EDPS 580 – Contemporary Issues in Education: Perspectives on Policy & Practice
  • EDPS 581 – Introduction to Evaluating Educational Research
  • EDPS 535 – Indigenous Research Methodologies
  • EDPS 539 – Revitalization of Indigenous Languages
  • EDPS 538 – Orality
  • EDSE 501 – Teaching, Learning and Indigenous Philosophies
  • IYIL 501 – Decolonizing Indigenous Education (+Entry Camp)
  • IYIL 544 – Indigenous Family Relationships
  • IYIL 545 – Leadership/Stewardship
  • IYIL 546 – Leadership for School Improvement
  • IYIL 547 – Leading Educational Change

An exciting new collaborative Master’s degree program, Indigenous Peoples Education, was the result of an agreement reached between UnBQ and the University of Alberta.

This program is a specialization within the Department of Education Policy Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. Delivered on site at Blue Quills, the program includes part-time studies over a two-year period and is the first of its kind in the area.

UnBQ and the University of Alberta have partnered in delivering three Bachelor of Education cohorts through the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP). As the relationship between the two institutions has grown, so too has the demand for a graduate level program focusing on First Nations education.  The Indigenous Peoples Education Program is already showing signs of success, as 29 students from diverse education related professional backgrounds have commenced study.

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