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NEW AFTER-DEGREE PARTNERSHIP WITH YUKON NATIVE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Photo Above ( L-R ): Back row : Xia Ji ( Fac of Ed ), Shauneen Pete ( Fac of Ed / Indigenization ), Tina Jules ( YNTEP ), Janice Thompson ( SUNTEP ), Kristina Lee ( Fac of Ed ), Wendy Campbell ( Fac of Ed ), Russell Fayant ( SUNTEP ), Mark Connell ( YNTEP ); Front row : Carol Shi ( Fac of Ed ), Nicole Glas ( Fac of Ed ), January Hutchison ( Fac of Ed ), Rechel Leonard ( Fac of Ed ), Dean Jennifer Tupper ( Fac of Ed ), Tamela Friesen ( Fac of Ed ), and Val Mulholland ( Fac of Ed ).
From November 23 to 27 , Yukon Native Teacher Education Program ( YNTEP ) representatives , Tina Jules ( Coordinator / Faculty Advisor ) and Mark Connell ( YNTEP Faculty Advisor ), visited the University of Regina campus to discuss plans for renewed education programming and a new community-based Elementary Education After Degree Program ( BEAD ) offered in partnership with the University of Regina .
Tina and Jules met with Dr . Val Mulholland ( Associate Dean , Student Services and Undergraduate Programs , Faculty of Education ) and Student Program Centre ( SPC ) staff , Nicole Glas ( SPC Manager ), Carol Shi ( Assistant to the Associate Dean ), and Wendy Campbell ( Program Assistant – TEP Programs / Timetable ); Dean Jennifer Tupper ; Dr . Shauneen Pete ( Executive Lead , Indigenization ); and Dr . Xia Ji ( Director of Field Experiences and Professional Development ) as well as Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program ( SUNTEP ) Janice Thompson ( Coordinator ), to iron out details for the new and renewed programs .
With a full schedule , Tina and Mark also met with Dr . Angelina Weenie ( First Nations University ), Dr . Michael Cappello ( ECS Courses ), and attended the JFEC . ( Joint Field Experience Committee ) comprised of stakeholders , including southern SK school divisions , Ministry ,
SUNTEP , STF , Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board , and the Faculty of Education . JFEC meets semi-annually to review and to consult on policy governing field experiences in teacher education .
Jules and Connell also visited the Métis settlement at Lebret with SUNTEP faculty Russell Fayant , Janice Thompson , and Knowledge Keeper Irma Taylor , and consequently revised one of their field courses based on the visit that day . The group also enjoyed the screening of the film , The Pass System , at the University of Regina , which YNTEP hopes to bring to the Yukon .
Though much was accomplished in terms of programming through the visit , in her farewell speech , Tina spoke of the value of the relationships that have been formed as a result of the collaboration .
In a recent Yukon College news release , Dean Jennifer Tupper is quoted saying , “ We deeply value our longstanding relationship with Yukon College in teacher education and are thrilled to partner with them on the delivery of the after degree program . We are proud of the many ways our education grads are and will contribute positively to the communities across Yukon in which they work .”
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