Further Education · Other General · Website Links

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) ~ University of Alberta


2012-2014 at Blue Quills First Nations College


Faculty of Education

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program is an off-campus community based collaborative cohort program.   This program works towards developing a greater understanding of the Aboriginal culture and perspective on teaching and learning, primarily in schools where Aboriginal children are learning.  Our goal is to improve the educational success of Aboriginal children by increasing the number of Aboriginal teachers and teachers with an understanding of Aboriginal culture and perspectives in communities in northern Alberta.  ATEP working collectively with our collaborative colleges is providing the final 60 credits of university course work required for a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education.

Current Collaborative Program:

  • 2010-2012 A collaborative program with Portage College, Lac La Biche Campus and Cold Lake Campus

Plans are currently under way for the following:

Phone: 780-645-4455

Edmonton Direct: 780-429-2971

Toll Free: 1 888 645-4455

Fax: 780-645-5215

“It has been recognized for decades that having Aboriginal teachers in the classroom is the first line of change in the education of Aboriginal children and youth.” – Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples