The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) is focused on enabling the academic success of Aboriginal children by increasing the number of Aboriginal teachers with an understanding of Aboriginal perspectives in communities in Northern Alberta.
ATEP is an off-campus elementary teacher education program involving community based collaborative cohorts. The program exists because of close partnerships with other academic institutions and communities throughout Alberta, including Blue Quills First Nations College, Northern Lakes College, Portage College, and Maskwacis Cultural College.
ATEP is a degree completion program; students will enter having already completed 60 credits of transferable course credit or as after-degree students. While this program is intended for Aboriginal students, all students are encouraged to apply.