The Faculty of Education, working closely with members of Sandy Lake First Nation, is offering a modified version of the Honours Bachelor of Education program to community members in Sandy Lake, Ontario.
The modified program, which began September 2017, includes an additional year to accommodate students’ work schedules. The six-year program will include online courses, face-to-face instruction in Sandy Lake, and courses in Thunder Bay. Students will travel to Thunder Bay during portions of their third and fourth year for course work, and will reside in the city for their final two years as they complete their professional program, including the practicums.
“The community of Sandy Lake has a strong commitment to education, and a long-standing relationship with the Faculty and with Lakehead University,” says Dr. Don Kerr, Acting Chair of the Department of Aboriginal Education.
“Our agreement includes a unique guarantee by the Band to ensure a minimum number of students through the first four years of the program, allowing the Faculty to be able to plan for the delivery of each year of the program, and ensuring a strong and ongoing commitment by both the Band and the Faculty to the program.”