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Education - YNTEP

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t. 867.668.8845 f. 867.668.8805

Program Description

The Yukon Native Teacher Education Program (YNTEP) is a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Education degree. Graduates qualify for both Saskatchewan and Yukon Teacher Certification and are eligible for teacher certification throughout Canada. YNTEP is a full-time program comprised of fall and winter semesters; two spring field placements, as well as a one-week summer cultural camp course. The program provides extensive school practicum experiences throughout the four years to ensure that graduates are well prepared for teaching positions in Yukon, including rural schools, and elsewhere.

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.

Bachelor of Education (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.

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

Criterion 1: High School Applicants (the applicant has only attended high school, or has less than 24 credit hours of University or College courses):

  • Grade 12 graduation with a 65% average overall G.P.A.; and
  • English 12
  • Either Pre-Calculus 11 or 12 or Foundations of Math 12 or Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 12; or an approved Science 12 course
  • One approved Language, Social Science or Fine Arts course at the grade 12 level; and
  • One additional approved grade 12 academic level course
  • Current high school students can provide an interim grade report and a schedule of current/planned courses by email, fax, or mail (only send using one method, do not send by e-mail and then by mail or fax for example).
  • All applicants must submit final high school/secondary official transcripts
  • Current acceptable criminal records check.

Approved additional courses are listed on the University of Regina website: https://urconnected.uregina.ca/apply/admissions-requirements.ezc

Criterion 2: Mature Applicants (the applicant did not graduate from high school, or has less than 24 credit hours of University or College courses, or does not meet high school requirements):

  • Attempted fewer than 24 credit hours of post-secondary studies
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Will be  at least 21 years of age before semester begins
  • Has been out of full-time secondary school for a minimum of two years
  • Can demonstrate the ability to succeed at university through life or work related experiences 
  • If attended secondary school in the last five years, must submit official high school/secondary transcripts 
  • If attended post-secondary, must submit official transcripts from post-secondary institutions
  • Anyone who does not have grade 11 and grade 12 in Secondary School within an English-language curriculum or at least 24 credit hours in an English-language post-secondary school, may have to provide a test of English Proficiency.
  • If more than five years out of secondary schooling:

- acceptable scores on the Language Proficiency Index test [LPI], University of Regina English Language Proficiency Assessments or (min.B in ENGL 060) and ; 

-acceptable scores on Math Assessments or successful completion of Math 050 or equivalent

Criterion 3: Post-secondary Applicants

  • If the applicant has over 24 degree-level post-secondary credits, admission is based on their overall UGPA, which must be a minimum fo 65%.
  • If the student has over 24 credit hours (from one post-secondary school or a combination of post-secondary schools), then they do not have to submit their high school transcript.
  • The applicant will also need to provide proof of English Language Proficiency (see below)
  • Current acceptable criminal records check

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Even if the applicant has lived in Canada for many years, we always look at their education to determine if they meet the English Language Proficiency requirement for admission. Anyone who does not have grade 11 or 12 in a Secondary School within and English-language curriculum or at least 24 credit hours in an English-language Post-secondary School, may have to provide a test of English Proficiency. Always check with YNTEP Coordinator well ahead of the start of the semester, in case specific testing will be required.

Information on English Language Proficiency Requirement is available online at: https://urconnected.uregina.ca/apply/elp.ezc.

Official Transcripts

Are sent directly from the high school/secondary school of the post-secondary university or college in a sealed envelope.

Application process

YNTEP 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.

Winter applications (only for the 120 credit program) will be accepted until October 31. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted for the winter term.

Other Requirements

Graduation/completion requirements

The University of Regina awards a Bachelor of Education for the successful completion of 120 credits in B.Ed. Program.

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 65% in order to complete program requirements, and in some cases to continue in the program.

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.


120 course credits for B.Ed. Program


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

Ancillary Fees pdf 21 KB


2017 YNTEP University of Regina Application

2017 YNTEP Application Checklist

2017 YNTEP Handbook

2017 YNTEP VSC Clearance