Laurentian University School of Native Human Services and Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute
A formal agreement was signed between the Laurentian University School of Native Human Services and the Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute in September 2009 resulting in a joint collaboration to deliver the Honours Bachelor of Social Work Program. The anticipated start date of this exciting collaboration is October of 2010. Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute and Laurentian University have agreed to enter into this agreement to strengthening partnerships and collaborations in ensuring Aboriginal learners’ access and success in postsecondary education and training.
The purpose of the agreement is to promote excellence and quality in the development and delivery of post-secondary education and training. The objectives of the agreement are to;
Program to be delivered
Honours Bachelor of Social Work Native Human Services
To be eligible potential students in this collaboration must hold advanced standing for prior courses/programs taken at the college or university level. The specific criteria for advanced standing is:
Based on these requirements for advanced standing, the student will be then be eligible to write a Challenge Exam for NSWK 3605 Field Education Placement and challenge two 3 credit courses from the 4th year and if successful will be exempt
Placement and two 3 credit courses from the 4th year.
Plan of Study
Classes will be held 2 nights a week. Over one year a total of four (4) six credit courses will be delivered. The delivery of the 2 nights a week time frame is to be determined through consultation by the people.
Upon successful completion of the proposed plan of study, graduates will graduate with an Honours of Bachelor of Social Work: Native Human Services, which is a recognized degree in social work. Graduates will also be eligible to register with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute reviewed other options and found that Laurentian University’s School of Native Human Services program contributed to the advancement of self-governance as stated in the above objectives.
For more information contact
Rachel Lewis, Student Liaison Officer
Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute
Lissa Lavallee, Partnerships Coordinator
Laurentian University, School of Native Human Services