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Indigenous Language Revitalization

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Expand your Indigenous language proficiency while revitalizing your language in your community. Demonstrate linguistically and culturally grounded teaching strategies. You’ll graduate certified to teach grades K-12 in band-run and public schools in BC. The first two years of this program are delivered in partnership with language communities.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
On-campus, Distance/Off-campus, Blended
Dynamic learning:
Practicum required

Areas of focus

  • Indigenous Language Revitalization
  • Teacher Education


  • Teacher
  • Immersion language teacher
  • Language revitalization program planner/officer
  • Curriculum designer

Sample courses

  • Indigenous Language III - ED 359
  • Indigenous Language Mentorship III - IED 358
  • Teacher as Leader: The Professional Role - ED-D 410
  • Developing and Teaching Indigenous Arts in Elementary and Middle School - IED 486


You’ll start your degree in a certificate program with the Department of Indigenous Education or with Continuing Studies at UVic. Both are one-year programs that will ladder into the Diploma in Indigenous Language Revitalization in your second year. In your third year, you’ll request a transfer to the BEd program.

Apply to the Department of Indigenous Education

Apply to the Certificate in Indigenous Language Proficiency in the Department of Indigenous Education at UVic by contacting or 250-721-7824.

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Apply to Continuing Studies

Apply to the Certificate in Indigenous Language Revitalization in Continuing Studies at UVic by emailing

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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