June 21, 2021
UBC Faculty of Education is delighted to offer an MEd in Indigenous Education
The MEd in Indigenous Education degree program will help fulfill some of the important goals and actions set out in UBC’s 2018-2028 strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century, the Faculty’s 2019-2024 strategic plan, Learning Transformed, and the 2020 UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan which provide the framework for faculty- and unit-level commitments that form UBC’s response to the Calls to Action released in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 2015 Final Report.
The degree program will be designed for educators, educational administrators and leaders, Indigenous community members, and other professionals in education settings who want in-depth preparation on K-12 Indigenous educational frameworks, theories, policies, curricular approaches, and community relationships that build upon Indigenous knowledge systems. It will also support educators implementing the revised provincial K-12 curriculum, which places new emphasis on Indigenous worldviews, histories, and pedagogies through the First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL). Course enrollees will be offered opportunities through course goals, objectives, activities, content, and assessment to learn how Indigenous knowledges can be incorporated into practice.
Offered as a blended learning cohort model, the 30.0 credit degree program will be delivered cooperatively by the Faculty’s:
- Department of Language and Literacy Education
- Department of Educational Studies
- Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Leadership and administrative support will be provided by the Faculty’s:
The degree program will begin with week-long in-person summer institutes, followed by online courses during the academic year. Unique to blended learning:
- The summer institutes will focus on land- and place-based learning, offering intensive experiential lessons which learners can link to the curriculum in British Columbia.
- The hybrid coursework in the fall and winter terms will accommodate full-time educators, increase access to graduate studies for Indigenous learners from communities beyond the lower mainland of British Columbia, and reduce the amount of time Indigenous learners will have to leave their communities to complete their graduate studies.
Courses for the degree program are slated to begin in July, 2022.
Further information on admissions will be forthcoming in the Fall of 2021.
Update: For more information or to register, visit the program page.