Education (YNTEP) - After Degree

Gain the knowledge and skills to provide children with a cross-cultural and diverse education that meets the needs of all learners.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Education, Yukon Native Teacher (YNTEP) after degree is a 60-credit program, offered in partnership with the University of Regina. Students with an approved undergraduate degree can enter directly into the third year of YNTEP.

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 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

NOTE: Applicants will be ranked using weighting criteria and seats offered based on the ranking until available seats are filled.

To be eligible for admission, students must meet  the following criteria:

  1. An approved first degree with a minimum overall average of 65%.
  2. A minimum of 39 credit hours in areas supportive of provincial/territorial curricula. It is recommended that students have three provincial curricula areas (nine 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.

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.

Applicant submissions will be assessed by the University of Regina, which will determine if these criteria have been met.



Application Dates

Fall 2018 entry

Application deadline and initial review of applications is April 20, 2018.

July 13, 2018 is the last day for late applications. Note that late applications will only be considered if seats are available.

Application process

YNTEP is a partnership program where the after 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 of,  and apply to, both institutions.

Applicants are considered accepted into YNTEP only after both Yukon College and the University of Regina have confirmed acceptance. Once approved by Yukon College, the YNTEP staff will forward documentation required for University of Regina Admission.

Applying to Yukon College

  1. Apply to Yukon College online AND submit supporting documents to:

Office of the Registrar
Yukon College
500 College Drive
PO Box
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 supporting documents:

  • 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 for further information).
  • Two copies of all transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended must be submitted. Official transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope, directly from the post-secondary institution.
  • 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 (see YNTEP Application checklist for further information).
  • Current acceptable criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector check. (Students wishing to do field work in Yukon Schools are required to undergo a security clearance process which requires the completion of a criminal record/vulnerable sector check.) Applicants must request this from the RCMP and deliver the completed form to:

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

Phone: 867.667.3718 or toll-free 1.800.661.0408. ext. 5131

  • Completed Consent to Release form for Yukon Education. This form provides verification of the criminal record check and vulnerable sector check to complete field placements, pre-internship and internship in Yukon Schools. 


YNTEP Handbook


Graduation Requirements

The University of Regina awards a Bachelor of Education for the successful completion of 60 credits in YNTEP.

Students must successfully complete HIST 140: History of Yukon First Nations and Self Government in order to graduate from YNTEP, 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, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency.

Career Opportunties

YNTEP graduates become qualified teaching professionals, eligible to meet teacher certification requirements for Yukon and Saskatchewan and elsewhere in Canada. 

Money Matters


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Money Matters for more information.

Some programs and courses have additional fees -  see Ancillary Fees.

Yukon College Student Financial Awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon College is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several Student Financial Awards to help offset your educational and living costs.

Financial Assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See Money Matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867.668.8720 to make an appointment.