Certificate in Teaching Ininimowin
The Certificate in Teaching Ininimowin is the only post secondary program that is offered entirely in Cree. The strength of the program is the teachers. They are fluent Cree speakers who hold undergraduate (B.Ed.) and graduate degrees (Masters and PhDs) and have taught for many years in provincial schools and universities. The program is offered in partnership with the UCN Community Based Services and/or federal/provincial schools. It is offered one week per month to community people or certified teachers who are fluent Cree speakers and are interested in learning Cree teaching methods in schools programs. The one week module offering also gives teachers the opportunity to continue teaching while enrolled in the program. The certificate program consists of 31 credit hours (ten 3 credit hour courses and one 1 credit course). It has been successfully offered at Norway House 2009/10 and Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) 2011/12. Norway House graduated 10 students and OCN will graduate approximately 12 students June 2013.