UCN announces Kenanow Bachelor of Education in Bunibonibee, Mathias Colomb, Peguis, York Factory

The University College of the North has announced that it will offer joint Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education programming in 2024 in Bunibonibee, Mathias Colomb, Peguis, and York Factory. The Kenanow Bachelor of Education program is a northern-based, Indigenous-focused teacher education program that satisfies the Government of Manitoba’s certification requirements. Through the program, future teachers learn how to bring Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing into the classroom. “With increasing retirement rates among teachers in the north, a community-based, Indigenous-focused teacher education program is more important than ever,” said UCN President Doug Lauvstad. “UCN is responding to this important need by working in partnership with First Nation education authorities and sponsors to offer more programming in more communities than we ever have.”