Join the growing number of Indigenous leaders in education who are transforming schools, organizations, and communities through Indigenous ways of knowing.

The Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) at UBC is a five-year concurrent program. Students and alumni are using their NITEP education to advance Indigenous educational priorities in classrooms, schools, organizations, and communities. NITEP features the following:

  • Bachelor of Education Degree with an Indigenous specialization
  • Holistic support that nurtures identity, belonging, and wellbeing.
  • A cohort model that creates community and support amongst NITEP students
  • Courses and curricula enhanced through Indigenous perspectives including local Elders & knowledge keepers
  • Support from Indigenous mentors and educators
  • A traditional program with contemporary values that exemplifies how Indigeneity can be interwoven within mainstream post-secondary education