Yukon College suspends intake for Native Teacher Education Program

March 23, 2012

Yukon College announced Thursday it will not accept new students for the Yukon Native Teacher Education Program for the 2012-13 school year. The institution launched a review of the 24-year-old program in December, and a report is due in June. Yukon College receives 20 to 25 applications for the program annually, with about 10 applicants meeting admissions qualifications. To date, no qualified applicants have applied for the 2012-13 school year. Current students will be able to complete the degree program as it is currently structured. There will be no layoffs or staff reassignments, and program funding will continue. The decision to suspend intake was made after consulting with stakeholders, including the territorial and First Nations governments, as well as the University of Regina, which grants the degree from the program. Yukon College News