UCalgary Werklund School blended MEd addresses needs of MB Indigenous students

April 4, 2018

The University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education has joined with Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre in what it calls a first-of-its-kind partnership to offer a blended Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology. UCalgary reports that Manitoba faces a shortage of Indigenous child psychologists in schools. “Coming from an isolated community, opportunities to pursue a higher education are not always available and normally require that we relocate,” said MEd SACP student Tanya McDougall, who currently works as a full-time school administrator in northern MB. The program is offered in a blend of online and in-person programming, with the cohort meeting on occasion at the UCalgary and Werklund School instructors teaching MB throughout the year. MFNERC will support the cohort, help monitor student progress, and build measures to ensure student success. UCalgary