About the Program
The Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP), in partnership with the University of Regina (U of R), offers a campus and community-based program that prepares Nunavummiut to become classroom teachers in Nunavut schools. The emphasis is on training primary and elementary teachers, but students may choose to practice at the Junior High and High School levels.
The program has a strong focus on practice, and the theory learned is applied in classroom situations through observation and teaching.
Length of Program
Nunavut Arctic College and the University of Regina offer two programs as pathways to the Bachelor of Education degree:
- A four-year Bachelor of Education degree
- A two-year post degree Bachelor of Education After Degree (BEAD)
Nunatta Campus; various Community Learning Centres
Nunatta Campus offers the full four-year Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP) Bachelor of Education degree and the two-year Bachelor of Education After Degree (BEAD). Other sites are community-based and offer the Bachelor of Education degree through the Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP).
Each candidate must submit, with his or her application, a hand-written statement of not less than 500 words that clearly explains:
- why he/she wishes to be a teacher
- his/her goals in education
- the preparation he/she has made to being a full-time student
- FANS Application: directly to FANS (Student Funding)
- NAC Application: directly to Registrar
- U of R Application: directly to the University of Regina
- Official NAC Transcript Request: directly to U of R where applicable
- Nunavut Student Transcript Request: directly to U of R
- Criminal Reference Check
- Vulnerable Sector Check
- Applicants must have successfully completed Grade 12, with a minimum 65% average in five (5) core subjects, and pass the NAC/NTEP administered tests in Inuktitut, English and Mathematics; and meet the entrance requirements of the University of Regina.
- Mature candidates, 21 years or older who do not meet the academic requirements, will be considered provided they achieve appropriate marks (at least 65%) in NAC/NTEP administered tests in Inuktitut, English and Mathematics and are deemed acceptable by the University of Regina.
- After successful completion of the required 120 credits sanctioned by the University of Regina, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Regina.
- Students must obtain a cumulative average of 65% in all university courses sanctioned by the University of Regina to receive the Bachelor of Education degree.
Applications must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by May 1, 2016.
Do you need financial assistance? You may be eligible for the Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) and Adult Learning and Training Support (ALTS) programs. The deadline for FANS and ALTS applications is July 15.
Record of Achievement
- Bachelor of Education Degree, University of Regina
- Bachelor of Education After Degree, Nunavut Arctic College
Credit Transfer Opportunities
Students may receive transfer credits from other accredited university level credit courses if approved by the University of Regina. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
The majority of graduates of the Nunavut Teacher Education Program are employed within the school system in Nunavut. There are also graduates working throughout the Government of Nunavut and with Inuit organizations in the Territory