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Indigenous Perspectives Teacher Education Module (IPTEM)

IPTEM focuses on Indigenizing the curriculum, through the inclusion of Indigenous worldviews, knowledge and perspectives and increased awareness of colonizing behaviours and patterns. This module will consider the role that educators – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – play in decolonizing education and improving cross-cultural understandings. The IPTEM incorporates knowledge and resources available from local First Nations communities and Indigenous SFU faculty members. Prospective student teachers with experience in or a passion for teaching with a focus on Indigenous ways of knowing and learning are encouraged to apply.

Please note, there is an application process for the IPTEM, and we typically receive more applications than there are seats available. Therefore, we cannot guarantee placement in the module for all who express interest in it.

If a student teacher is successful in their application for the IPTEM, they will be notified of their spot in the module at the time of admission into the program. (Note: IPTEM is only part of the 401/2 and 405 semesters, and not 400).

School experiences and practica will take place throughout the Lower Mainland.

Module Details

  • Grades:
    K to 12
  • Based:
    SFU Burnaby Campus
  • Additional Requirements:
    Letter of intent