Trent to offer new Indigenous Bachelor of Education Program

January 21, 2016

A new Indigenous Bachelor of Education degree program will reportedly be offered at Trent University next fall. The program, designed partially in response to the TRC's Final Report, will offer programming that includes a language course in Ojibwa 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. She added that “if this program grows as we hope and believe it will, we can hire more Aboriginal instructors.” Globe and Mail (CP)