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2016/17 Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP)

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).

Admission Requirements

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

Additional documentation:

  • 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

Academic Requirements

  • 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.

Application Deadlines

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.

For more information on how to apply, visit your local campus or Community Learning Centre. You can also e-mail the Registrar's Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone toll-free: at 1-866-979-7222.

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.

Employment Opportunities

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

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For more information on our programs and courses, contact the Registrar's Office at 1-866-979-7222

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