Teach Grades 7-12 BA/BEd

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Indigenous Learning Major) Intermediate/Senior Division program provides individuals of Indigenous ancestry with teaching strategies and knowledge as a future teacher. We use a mixture of in-class and experiential learning to develop the skills and abilities to teach Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at the Intermediate/Senior grade levels (7-12). Our BA/BEd program helps prepare future teachers to meet the educational needs of intermediate and senior students while addressing elements of Indigenous heritage, identity, and language.

Program Length: Students in the BA/BEd program complete a three-year undergraduate degree and the two-year Bachelor of Education Professional program, for a total of five years.

Students in the BA/BEd program have a first teachable of Indigenous Learning, and then choose their second teachable subject that is appropriate to the intermediate and senior level.

Students complete courses in the following subjects: teachable subject, Indigenous learning, Education, English, & Cree, Oji-Cree or Ojibwe.

The two-year Bachelor of Education Professional program (years 4 and 5) focuses on educational theories, practices, and abilities, providing students the knowledge and experience to be an effective educator.

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Admission Information

To enter the BA/BEd program, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be a person of Indigenous ancestry (e.g. First Nations, M├ętis, or Inuit)
  • Hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Have a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including Grade 12 U English
  • Have an overall average of a minimum of 70%

For more information, contact our department at
Telephone: (807) 343-8010 ext. 7196.
Email: kie.education@lakeheadu.ca

How to Apply

To apply for the BA/BEd program, you can use the Ontario Universities' Application Centre's (OUAC) online applications. OUAC processes your application and then sends it to Lakehead for assessment.

Application Steps:

  1. In the OUAC application, search by Program Code: AL, Major Interest "Indigenous Teacher Education Program"
  2. Contact your previous schools and have them securely email docs.admission@lakeheadu.ca with official copies of your transcript(s)
  3. You will receive an email with your Offer of Admission and instructions. Use the login given to you at www.lakeheadu.ca to sign into your new email & Mylnfo. For help with this process, email studentcentral@lakeheadu.ca
  4. Login to your Mylnfo: Register for Classes & ask for Special Permission when prompted. You will need to register for classes each semester

Where you are currently studying or have studied in the past will decide which OUAC application you will use. To access more information about the different OUAC applications as well as this program's necessary documentation, deadline dates, and how to apply, please use the following resources:

Get in touch:

Administrative Assistant
Keewatinase, Department of Indigenous Education
Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
Email: kie.education@lakeheadu.ca
Phone: (807) 343-8010 ext. 7196