ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᒋᔅᑯᑕᒫᒉᓲ ᐅ ᒋᔅᑯᑕᒫᒉᐧᐃᓐ

Cree Teacher Training Program

The Cree Teacher Training Program aims to increase the number of qualified local teachers in our schools.

Become a teacher in your community!

This is a CSB-funded program, operated through our partnership with McGill University’s Office of First Nations and Inuit Education. It is designed specifically to engage Cree people in the education sector as qualified elementary teachers. Graduates of this program will hold a Quebec teaching license.

What is the degree?

On completion, you earn a Bachelor of Education in Kindergarten/Elementary First Nations and Inuit Studies - also known as the BFNIS.

Am I eligible?

This program is open to Cree beneficiaries. You will need your CEGEP Diplôme d'études collégiales/Diploma of Collegial Studies. Students who are over 23 may apply with a completed Secondary V diploma.

If you are First Nations or Inuit living in a Cree community, you may be eligible, should you be interested in applying.

How can I get involved?

The first step is to complete a pre-application.
The deadline is February 28, 2020.

Where can I get the pre-application?

The forms are also available at your local school. Simply go to the school and request one.

When does the program start?

Fall 2020

Where it is offered?

Planned delivery is:

  • In Chisasibi for Chisasibi and Wemindji
  • In Mistissini for Mistissini and Nemaska
  • In Waswanipi for Waswanipi and OJ
  • In Waskaganish for Waskaganish and Eastmain
  • In Whapmagoostui for Whapmagoostui

By offering the courses in the community, participants will study and gain practical experience in classrooms.

Please note: Final decisions will be made based on the number of students per location and available facilities.

When does the program finish?

Anticipated graduation is fall 2024

Cree School Board


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