U of A ATEP Program offered at Portage College

Portage College

Students in communities across Northern Alberta will benefit from a program being offered in partnership with the University of Alberta (U of A) in the fall of 2018.

The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) benefits college students ready to complete their third and fourth year of studies toward their Bachelor of Education Degree. The ATEP curriculum has a strong focus on aboriginal culture and perspectives to give teachers a better understanding of the unique history and backgrounds of young aboriginal learners.

“The program allowed me to see the significance of incorporating aboriginal culture and values when you’re teaching aboriginal children,” Buffalo said. “It really changes who you are, you feel so much more positive about yourself and when you start teaching the children their own culture and values, you can see that it’s doing the same for them. It’s affirming in recognizing who they are and where they came from.”

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