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A Bachelor of Education degree prepares the student for a career as a school teacher in the province of Ontario at the Primary/Junior levels (grades K-6). Employment opportunities include classroom teaching, school administration, and Kindergarten programs. Skills learned include classroom management, special education, and teaching with media.

Program Information

OCAS Program Code: N/A (Register through Admissions)
Credential Awarded: Bachelor of Education Degree
Awarding Institution: OSHKI-WENJACK / Brock University
Program Length: 5 Years (15 semesters)
Start Date: September 2019*

*start dates are subject to change

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum overall average of 60%

2. Candidates without grade 12 can be admitted if they are 21 years or older and have been out of school for two years or more, and are a Canadian Citizen.

Program Requirements

1. Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check.

2. Negative T.B. Skin Test result.

Application Selection

Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Education program delivered by Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute. As part of the admissions process each applicant must submit the following:

1. An Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Program Application Form.

2. Official transcript(s) from the last institution attended.

3. Proof of post-secondary sponsorship in the form of a written letter which states the name of the student, the program of study and the duration of sponsorship.

Program Description

In partnership with Brock University, OSHKI-WENJACK’s unique cultural and community based program delivery model will enable students to stay within their home community for the majority of the program. This will also include having students complete their practicum days in their home community. Students will be taking courses through on-line as well as face-to-face classes in Thunder Bay two times during each semester.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year will be announced at a later date, due to tuition changes on a yearly basis.



Introduction to Aboriginal Adult Education

Teaching Digital Learning in the Digital Age

Aboriginal Curriculum Theory and Design

Principles of Math for Junior Teachers

Introduction to Nishnawbe Language

Introduction to Grammar for Teaching Aboriginal Language

Materials Development for Language Teaching


Mathematics I

The Exceptional Learner

Programming for Inclusive Classrooms

Aboriginal Ways of Teaching and Learning

Intermediate Nishnawbe Language

Literature Trauma and Recovery

Aboriginal Theatre

Indigenous Creative Arts


Teaching in Ontario Context

Practicum (15 Days)

Language and Literacy I

Sharing Our Stories as an Approach to History

Social Studies

Child and Youth Studies in Aboriginal Contexts

Cognition and the Socioemotional Development of Learners

The Arts Across the Curriculum: Drama

The Arts Across the Curriculum: Dance


Teaching Aboriginal Learners in the Ontario Context

Practicum (20 Days)

The Dynamic Planet

Integrating Teaching, Learning, and Assessing

Practicum (20 Days)

Language and Literacy II

Mathematics II

Aboriginal Leadership Issues

The Arts Across the Curriculum: Music

Health and Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy


Professional Collaborative Practice

Practicum (20 Days)

Science and Technology

Practicum (20 Days-Unsupervised)

Professionalism and Law for Educators in Ontario

Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting

Development in Aboriginal Contexts

Aboriginal Teacher Development

The Arts Across the Curriculum: Visual Arts

Note: sequence of courses subject to change.

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