Indigenous Education Post-Degree Professional Program (PDPP)

A lush, green forest with a trail


Respecting, honouring and living Indigenous ways of knowing and being

Program Overview

The post-degree professional program will provide aspiring teachers, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, with a relevant, relational, and transformative education designed to foster a deeper understanding of First Nations, Inuit and Métis histories, cultures, and ways of knowing and being. The program is designed to enhance relational accountabilities with local indigenous people and communities.

Graduates of the two-year program will receive a Bachelor of Education degree and are eligible to apply for a BC Teaching Professional Certificate of Qualification.

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Admission Requirements

You must have completed the following academic pre-requisites:

  • an undergraduate degree recognized by UVic that is granted by June 2023
  • 3.0 units approved English, with C+ or higher in both courses
  • 1.5 units approved Canadian studies
  • 1.5 units approved, current Mathematics
  • 1.5 units approved, current Laboratory Science
  • a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic's C+ grade) on the most recent attempted session (minimum 12 units or 24 credits or eight half-year courses)
  • a GPA of at least 3.00 on a 9-point scale on the most recent 30 units attempted to April 30, 2023. This is the GPA that will be used in the selection. 

Application Process

Confirm that you have completed all admission requirements, then apply to the program online through UVic admissions.

Alongside your supporting documentation and references, there is a requirement for applicants to submit a Statement of Intent and a Reflection on Experience. Both documents should be in PDF format and submitted with your online program application. Please note: Indigenous applicants will be prioritized and are asked to self-identify in their online application and Statement of Intent. 

Your Statement of Intent should outline:

  • why you are choosing this program specifically and how you plan to represent yourself in Indigenous spaces
  • your goals and supports for success
  • your practical experiences working with children and youth

Your Reflection on Experience should outline:

  • your practical experience working with children and youth
  • your previous experience as a coach or instructor
  • your volunteer experience or work in community

References: With your application, please provide the names and contact information for three references who are familiar with your practical, volunteer or work experience. 

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Please send any program inquiries to:

Program Coordinator, Practicum Placements
Indigenous Education, University of Victoria