Educators in the Northwest Territories have partnered with Vancouver Island University to develop an accredited Bachelor of Education degree for students in the territory. The program will aim to address inequities in education in the North, and is designed to attract people with some experience who are excited to pursue a career in teaching. Students can enter the program in their third year or after completing a degree, diploma, or a journeyman certification. Students will complete practicums, online courses, and on-the-land courses without leaving NWT. Former Aurora College president Jane Arychuk said that the program will be “filling a gap” while Aurora College transforms into a polytechnic university. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.