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Collaboration could bring Aboriginal Teacher Education Program to Lloyd campus

A specialized four-year bachelor of education program may soon be available at Lakeland College.

Lakeland and the University of Alberta are determining if there is enough interest to offer the university’s Aboriginal Teacher Education Program at the Lloydminster campus. This program has a strong focus on indigenous culture.

If the collaboration moves forward, students will be able to complete all four years of the bachelor of education (elementary) degree in Lloydminster. Starting in the fall of 2018, students would take the first two years of study in Lakeland’s university transfer program. Their final two years would also be on campus taking courses offered by the U of A, says Judy Sarsons, Lakeland’s dean of the School of Health, Wellness and University Transfer.

People interested in the program are invited to attend an information session at the Lloydminster campus on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 pm at the Servus Credit Union Lecture Theatre (Room 2038). Program representatives from the U of A and Lakeland will answer questions.

The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program is offered at other colleges throughout Alberta. “We have witnessed the tremendous success this program has had in other regions of the province, and we’re excited to have the same potential success at Lakeland,” says Sarsons.

“Since our announcement of the open house and this potential collaboration, we’ve received a high volume of inquiries from people interested in learning more. We encourage anyone who is interested in earning their bachelor of education to attend this session and get their questions about the program and transfer opportunities answered,” she says.

Interest shown at the information session will help determine if the collaboration proceeds.
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