Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP)
Through a partnership between UFV and
the University of British Columbia (UBC), Aboriginal students will have access
to the Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP). This partnership
provides Aboriginal students the opportunity to complete the first three years
of NITEP at the UFV campus under the guidance of a NITEP coordinator. Students
will be expected to transfer to the UBC campus for years 4 and 5 of NITEP.
NITEP offers an elementary and a secondary option. Students enrolling in the
Secondary Option are expected to declare a major concentration in a teachable
subject area during their first year of studies.
How to apply
NITEP students will complete
university-level courses at UFV; therefore,
applicants are required to apply to both UBC and UFV. The deadline for
application to NITEP is April 30th.
For further information, contact
Aboriginal Access Services at (604)-795-2835 or
UBC/NITEP courses for Fall 2008 and
The NITEP student cohort at UFV will be required to take the
following 4 UBC courses, which will be offered at the Chilliwack NITEP Centre.
• EDUC 141, Cultural Studies (3 credits); The study of a First Nations cultural
group with an emphasis on traditional values and practices related to education.
Seats reserved for NITEP students.
• EDUC 143, Seminar and Classroom
Observation (1 credit); Seats reserved for NITEP students. This course is
• EDST 314, Social Issues in Education (3 credits); Seats reserved
for NITEP students. This course is pass/fail.
• LLED 336, Speech Communication
for Teachers (3 credits); Seats reserved for NITEP students. This course is