Sault College partners to offer pathway from Anishinaabemowin certificate to Indigenous B.Ed

Sault College

from Sault Online:

Reflecting Trent’s groundbreaking leadership in Indigenous education and commitment to offering pathway opportunities to assist students in making the transition from diploma to degree studies, Trent University has signed a new articulation agreement with Sault College, admitting graduates of the Anishinaabemowin certificate program to Trent’s new Indigenous Bachelor of Education program with advanced standing, allowing students to earn both a certificate and degree in just five years.

The agreement with Sault College, the first between the two institutions, provides a unique opportunity for students to complete a teachable in Ojibwe in the Indigenous B.Ed. program.

Trent University offers entry into the program from high school or through transfer agreements with local community colleges or First Nations Education Institutes. Sault College will be the third articulation agreement signed offering students a pathway into the program, following an agreement with Confederation College and Fleming College.

“Language is central to education and speaks directly to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. The Sault College Anishinaabemowin Certificate is an extremely important language-based program, that offers a fast pathway into the Indigenous Bachelor of Education program at Trent for self-identified First Nations, Métis and Inuit students,” explains Dr. Cathy Bruce, director of the School of Education at Trent. “The beauty of this partnership is that the graduates are equipped with the qualifications and understandings to teach Anishinaabemowin – Ojibwe language.”

The new pathway agreement, which will be in effect for September 2017, will see eligible students who have received an overall 75% average in their college program, granted 5.0 transfer credits when arriving at Trent.

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