Indigenous Education Post-Degree Professional Program (PDPP)

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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 20-month 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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Application Process

Once you have completed the admission requirements, you can apply to the program online directly through UVic admissions. If you have not yet completed the admission requirements and still wish to apply, please email the program coordinator:

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