Trent to offer new Indigenous Bachelor of Education Program

January 27, 2016

A new Indigenous Bachelor of Education degree program will be offered at Trent University next fall. The program, designed partially in response to the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report, aims to increase the number of Indigenous teachers in the province. Program developers are working closely with Trent’s Indigenous Studies program; course options will include a language course in Ojibwe and a math course related to Indigenous culture. Graduates of the program will be able to teach at all grade levels. “We need to increase the actual number of Indigenous teachers in Ontario schools so that students see those role models and students see that they too can become a teacher,” said Cathy Bruce, Interim Dean of Education at Trent. Globe and Mail