Program delivery and courses

Community-based delivery

The Bachelor of Education is designed for community-delivery, where the first two years (minimum) will be delivered in partnership with a language community or group of communities. The final two years may be delivered in a combination of face-to-face (both on-campus and in community) and distributed learning, bringing cohorts from around the province together OR the individual language community cohorts may continue as a group if student interest and funding warrants.

In addition to UVic faculty and sessional instructors, the program will utilize local language instructors and resource people to ensure cultural and linguistic contexts are maintained, and to honour the knowledge existing within the community. These community-based cohorts will be negotiated as partnerships between the university and the language community, as either two-year diploma or four-year degree programs.

Note: detailed course descriptions are available on the Academic Calendar.

Diploma

Diploma Year One Option (a) Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization

Required courses Credit(s)
LING 159 - Indigenous Language I 1.5
LING 180A - Dynamics of Indigenous Language Shift 1.5
LING 180B - Issues, Principles and Best Practices in Language Revitalization 1.5
LING 181 - Introductory Linguistics for Language Revitalization 1.5
LING 182 - Language Learning, Language Revitalization and Social Action 1.5
LING 183A - Field Methods for Language Preservation and Revitalization: Documentation and Recording 1.5
LING 183B - Field Methods for Language Preservation and Revitalization: Project Development 1.5
Year 1 Total 13.5

Diploma Year One Option (b)

Required courses Credit(s)
IED 157 - Learning to Learn: Supporting Indigenous Language Learning 1.5
IED 158 - Indigenous Language Mentorship 3.0
IED 159 - Indigenous Language I 4.5
LING 181 - Introductory Linguistics for Language Revitalization 1.5
LING 182 - Language Learning, Language Revitalization and Social Action 1.5
One additional course selected from:
ED-D 101 - Learning Strategies for University Success 1.5
IED 199 Special Topics in Indigenous Education 1.5
LING 180A - Dynamics of Indigenous Language Shift 1.5
LING 180B - Issues, Principles and Best Practices in Language Revitalization 1.5
LING 183A - LING 183A - Field Methods for Language Preservation and Revitalization: Documentation and Recording 1.5
LING 183B - Field Methods for Language Preservation and Revitalization: Project Development 1.5
LING 184 - Indigenous Language Materials Development 1.5
Year 1 Total 13.5

Diploma Year Two

Required courses Credit(s)
EDCI 302 - Literacy and Language in Elementary or Middle School 1.5
ED-D 301 - Learners & Learning Environments 1.5
IED 251 - Indigenous Language Teaching and Learning Practicum 1.5
IED 259 - Indigenous Language II OR IED 258 - Indigenous Language Mentorship II 4.5
IED 359 - Indigenous Language III 3.0
IED 371 - The History of Indigenous Education in Canada 1.5
Approved English 3.0
Year 2 Total 16.5

Bachelor of Education in Indigenous Language Revitalization

BEd Year Three

Required coures Credit(s)
EDCI 303 - Historical and Philosophical Foundation of Canadian Education 1.5
ED-D 407 - Evaluating and Reporting Student Progress 1.5
ED-D 408 - Promoting Prosocial Behaviour: Strategies and Management 1.5
ED-D 420 - Learning Support: Context & Key Issues 1.5
ED-P 350 - Elementary Field Experience Seminar II 1.5
ED-P 351 - Six-Week Practicum 1.5
EPHE 312 - Overview of Elementary or Middle School Physical Education 1.5
IED 359 - Indigenous Language III 1.5
IED 459 - Indigenous Language IV 1.5
IED 487 - Special Topics in Indigenous Education: Immersion Language Teaching 1.5
IED 487 - Special Topics in Indigenous Education: Curriculum and Instruction for Indigenous Arts (music, drama) 1.5
LING Elective, one of 405 Wakashan, 401 Salish, 403 Dene (Athabaskan), 450 Seminar in Language 1.5
Year 3 Total 18.0

BEd Year Four

Required coures Credit(s)
Approved Math Course 1.5
Approved Science Course 1.5
EDCI 402 - Reading: Instructional Principles and Strategies 1.5
EDCI 403 - Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary and Middle School Science 1.5
EDCI 404 - Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies 1.5
EDCI 405 - Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary or Middle School Mathematics 1.5
ED-D 410 - Teacher as Leader: The Professional Rol 1.5
ED-P 451 - Eight-Week Practicum 3.0
IED 459 - Indigenous Language IV 1.5
Year 4 Total
15.0