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Education - YNTEP After Degree

School of Health, Education and Human Services
t. 867.668.8845 f. 867.668.8805

Program Description

The Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP) after degree is a 60 credit program leading to a Bachelor of Education degree, offered in partnership with the University of Regina. Students with an approved undergraduate degree can enter directly into the 3rd year of the YNTEP program.  Graduates qualify for both Saskatchewan and Yukon Teacher Certification and are eligible for teacher certification throughout Canada. Teachers are certified for Kindergarten to Grade 12.

YNTEP is a full-time program consisting of fall and winter semesters as well as a one-week summer cultural camp course. The program provides extensive school practicum experiences to ensure that graduates are well prepared for teaching positions in Yukon, including rural schools, and elsewhere. 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.

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. 

As program transitions happen students may choose to complete the current YNTEP program 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:

  1.  An approved first degree with a minimum UGPA of 65%; and
  2.  A minimum of 39 credit hours in teaching areas supportive of provincial/territorial curricula.
  3.  It is recommended that students have three provincial curricula areas (9 credit hours of senior courses). The approved non-education course listing is available on the Faculty of Education website in Academic Advising and Registration information section.
  4. Those who have not been awarded a degree upon submission of their application will be required to provide confirmation of their degree status from their respective institution prior to beginning the Education program.

Application process

The application form can be printed from the website, is also available from the Yukon College's Admission office; the School of Health, Education and Human Services office; or Yukon College community campuses.

Application deadline

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

YNTEP- BEAD is a partnership program where the degree and many courses are provided by the University of Regina and the courses are delivered on-site at the Yukon College. Students must meet the admission requirements and also apply to both institutions. The following outlines the process for applying:

Applying to Yukon College

  1. Apply to Yukon College online through the link, http://www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/programs/apply;  AND submit the following documents to:

             Office of the Registrar
             Yukon College
             500 College Drive
             PO Box 2799
             Whitehorse, Yukon
             Y1A 5K4

             Phone: 867.668.8710 or toll-free 1.800.661.0504

       2.  Completed application forms must be accompanied by the following:

  • Three letters of reference: one personal from a close acquaintance, one professional, one letter form a First Nation educator, Elder or official supporting your aspirations to teach in a cross-cultural First Nations' setting (see YNTEP Application Checklist below for further information)
  • 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.  [Current high school students can provide and interim grade report and a schedule of current/planned courses by email or mail (only send using one method, do not send by email and then by mail for example.)
  • A current resume highlighting the applicant's employment, community service, and volunteer work, as they related to children and youth.
  • Personal Statement of 500 words or less (for further information see YNTEP Application checklist below)
  • Complete the Consent to Information form (form is below)
  • Complete RCMP Criminal Records Check, with Vulnerable Sector Check. [Once you have received your Criminal Records Check from the RCMP, drop off or mail the document to:

            Manager, Human Resources
            Yukon Department of Education
            Box 2703
            Whitehorse, Yukon
            Y1A 2C6

            Phone: 867.667.37.18 or toll-free 1.800.661.0408. ext. 5131

  • Please also complete the Consent Form that allows the Department of Education to communicate Security Clearance for YNTEP students. See below for the Consent Form and for further information see the Checklist for Applying to YNTEP (also below). The Consent Form allows YNTEP to verify that you have security clearance.

Applying to the University of Regina

  1. Complete paper application for University of Regina and send electronically to admissions@yukoncollege.yk.ca
  2. Request official transcripts from the necessary institution (see above for Admission Requirements) to:

             University of Regina
             Enrolment Services
             Admissions, AH 108
             3737 Wascana Parkway
             Regina, SK S4SA 0A2


Consent to Release Form – Yukon Education (YNTEP VSC Clearance Form – 2017 03 21)
All YNTEP applicants must complete the Consent to Release form for Yukon Education to provide verification of security clearance to complete field placements, pre-internship and internship in Yukon Schools. The form is attached at the bottom of this website and must be submitted to Yukon College with all other application documents.

Vulnerable Sector Check (previously Criminal Records Check)
Students wishing to do field work in Yukon Schools are required to undergo a security clearance process which requires the completion of a vulnerable sector check (VSC).  Applicants must request a VSC from the RCMP and deliver the completed VSC to:          

ATTN: Director, Human Resource Services
Department of Education, Yukon Government
Box 2703
Whitehorse, YT  Y1A2C6

Application Dates

Application deadline and Initial review of applications April 28th, 2017.

Students must confirm acceptance of seats by May 15th, 2017.

July 14th, 2017 is the last day for late applications. Note that late applications will only be considered if seats are available.

Other Requirements

Graduation/completion requirements

The University of Regina awards a Bachelor of Education for the successful completion of 60 credits in the B.Ed. Program. Graduates must have successfully completed HIST 140 - History of Yukon First Nations and Self Government as well as all requirements as specified by the University of Regina.

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. 


60 credits in the B.Ed. Program


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

Ancillary Fees pdf 21 KB


2017 YNTEP BEAD Application for Admission

2017 YNTEP BEAD Application Checklist

2017 YNTEP Handbook

2017 VSC Clearance