Apply to NITEP

Applicants to NITEP do not have to provide a certificate of Indian Status, Inuit or Metis Card. We require self-identified Aboriginal ancestry. NITEP recommends applicants for admission to the Faculty of Education.

NITEP is a five-year concurrent program with similar requirements for both liberal education and pedagogical preparation to those prescribed for students in the Elementary, Secondary, and Middle Years 12-month options.  Although the program is designed for five years, many students choose to complete the requirements in less time. Up to 12 credits may normally be completed during a summer session.

Getting Started:

Applicants apply online or submit the paper-based NITEP Application Package.

NITEP Application Checklist NITEP Overview

Applicants submit required documents:

  1. All official transcripts (high school and post–secondary)
  2. Two confidential report forms
Additional information on submitting supplemental forms is provided on the Teacher Education Office website.

Mail or fax transcripts:

Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP)
Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
First Nations Longhouse
1985 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Fax: 604 822 8944

Contact the NITEP Field Centre Coordinator in your area.

When all documents have been received, NITEP faculty screen the candidates. Qualified candidates are presented to the Faculty of Education. Successful candidates are notified by letter and are asked to contact the appropriate centre coordinator. Candidates who do not meet the admission requirements at the time of their application will be encouraged to upgrade their academics.