Indigenous Programs & Courses

Current Courses

Program Type Course
University Preparation Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP)
The Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP) at Simon Fraser University helps Indigenous learners prepare and transition to undergraduate studies. Our program offers first-year academic credit courses that integrate humanities and social sciences with Indigenous perspectives
Undergraduate Studies EDUC 311: Foundations in Indigenous Education, Language, and Culture
An introduction to Indigenous education in Canada and BC. There will be a critical examination of historical and contemporary issues in education and an exploration of culturally based Indigenous education grounded in Indigenous philosophies.
Professional Studies Indigenous Education: Wholistic Teachings and Transformative Pedagogies, GDE (2023)
This Indigenous Education themed Graduate Diploma in Education was developed in consultation with Dr. Vicki Kelly, Dr. Paula Rosehart, and members of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).
Teacher Education Indigenous Perspectives Teacher Education Module (IPTEM)
The IPTEM module within the Professional Development Program (PDP) focuses on Indigenizing the curriculum, through the inclusion of Indigenous worldviews, knowledge and perspectives and increase awareness of colonizing behaviors and patterns.
Graduate Studies

Educational Leadership: Indigenous Resurgence, MEd (2022)
This Master of Education program was collaboratively developed by Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB) and Nicola Valley Institute Of Technology (NVIT). This two-year MEd Educational Leadership program takes place on the traditional unceded territories of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (Cawston, B.C.).

Educational Leadership: Leading for Educational Change in the Yukon, EdD (2022)
This doctoral program provides provides a blend of rigorous coursework and original research that meets the needs of educators who occupy positions of influence in schools, colleges, universities and health and community services. Students will focus on integrating education and leadership theory with practice and drawing on the Yukon’s unique socio-political-cultural-environmental context, preparing them to understand the current educational landscape, think for change, and enact change is fundamental to the program’s intent.

Past Programs and Initiatives

Professional Diplomas

  • Indigenous Education: Education for Reconciliation, GDE (Fall 2017)

Graduate Studies

  • Curriculum & Instruction: Northern Issues – Aboriginal, MEd, Prince George, BC (Fall 2005)
  • Curriculum and Instruction: Imagination and Cultural Inclusion, M.Ed., Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert (Spring 2005)

  • Curriculum & Instruction: Indigenous Education (Foundations in Diversity Inclusion), MEd, Burnaby, BC (Summer 2008)
  • Curriculum and Instruction: Imagination and Cultural Inclusion, M.Ed., Prince Rupert and Terrace (Fall 2011)

  • Culturally Inclusive Place-Based Education, Ed.D. (Summer 2015)
  • Indigenous Theme, MEd EP (Fall 2019)
  • Curriculum & Instruction: Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, MEd, North Vancouver, BC (Fall 2019)  

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