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Education - YNTEP

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Program Description

The Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP) is a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Education degree. Graduates qualify for both Saskatchewan and Yukon Teacher Certification and are eligible for teacher certification throughout Canada. YNTEP is a full-time program comprised of fall and winter semesters as well as a one-week summer cultural camp course. The program provides extensive school practicum experiences throughout the four years to ensure that graduates are well prepared for teaching positions in Yukon, including rural schools, and elsewhere.

One of the goals of YNTEP is to foster awareness and valuing of Yukon First Nations’ cultural experiences. Courses in Yukon First Nations history and courses in cross-cultural education serve to familiarize teachers-in-training with the diversity of students from a variety of Yukon First Nations.

Bachelor of Education (YNTEP) students gain the knowledge and skills to develop units of instruction, plan lessons incorporating best practices of instruction within a cross-cultural and diverse classroom, and learn a wide variety of teaching strategies to meet the needs of all learners.

As program transitions happen students may choose to complete the current YNTEP degree through University of Regina at Yukon College or transfer into any new teacher education program that becomes available in the future.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, students must meet ONE of the following criteria:

Criterion 1: High School Applicants

  • Grade 12 graduation with a 65% G.P.A. in required courses; and
  • English 12
  • Either Pre-Calculus 11 or 12 or Foundations of Math 12 or Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 12; or Science 12 course
  • One approved Language, Social Science or Fine Arts course at the grade 12 level; and
  • One additional approved grade 12 academic level course
  • Current high school students can provide an interim grade report and a schedule of current/planned courses by email, fax, or mail (only send using one method, do not send by e-mail and then by mail or fax for example. Final transcripts must be official and therefore must be mailed. Send transcripts directly to the Admissions office.
  • Current acceptable criminal records check.

Criterion 2: Mature Applicants

  • 21 years of age or older before the semester begins
  • Has been out of full-time secondary school for a minimum of two years
  • Can demonstrate the ability to succeed at university through life of work related experiences (thus the resume and personal statement must include detailed experiences to support the application)
  • Has completed less than 24 credit hours or approved post-secondary coursework
  • Canadian Citizen permanent resident or protected person
  • If less than five years out of secondary schooling, must submit secondary transcripts
  • If more than five years out of secondary schooling;
  • acceptable scores on the Language Proficiency Index test [LPI] or (min. B in ENGL 060) and ;
  • acceptable scores on Math Assessments or successful completion of Math 050 or equivalent
  • Current acceptable criminal records check

Criterion 3: Post-secondary Applicants

  • If the applicant has over 24 degree-level post-secondary credits, admission is based on their overall UGP, which must be a minimum fo 65%.
  • Current acceptable criminal records check

Application process

The application form can be printed from the website, and is also available from the Yukon College’s Admissions office; the School of Health, Education and Human Services office; or Yukon College community campuses. Completed application forms must be accompanied by the following:

  • Three letters of reference: one personal from a close acquaintance, one professional, one letter from a First Nation education or official supporting your aspirations to teach in a cross-cultural First Nations' setting.
  • Transcripts from your high school and all post-secondary educational institutions attended must be submitted. Official transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope, directly from the post-secondary institution.
  • A current resume highlighting the applicant’s employment, community service, and volunteer work, as they relate to children and youth.
  • Complete RCMP Criminal Records Check and follow directions found on student application.

Application deadline

Initial review of applications April 28th, 2017.  Late applications will be considered only if program space is available.

Other Requirements

Graduation/completion requirements

The University of Regina awards a Bachelor of Education for the successful completion of 120 credits in B.Ed. Program.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations. For details, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.


YNTEP graduates become qualified teaching professionals, eligible to meet teacher certification requirements for Yukon and Saskatchewan and elsewhere in Canada.


120 course credits for B.Ed. Program


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

Ancillary Fees pdf 21 KB


YNTEP B.Ed. Application for Admission

University of Regina Application for Admission

2017 YNTEP Handbook