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We offer engaging and state-of-the-art programs, ranging from our two-year, after-degree Bachelor Education (Bed) to the post-baccalaureate, master’s and PhD programs. We are seen as educational leaders in Manitoba, Canada and around the world. We prepare beginning teachers, but we also help advance the practice of teachers already in classrooms, helping them to tackle challenges and opportunities they face every day.

Our work is guided by the following five strategic priorities:

  • Strengthening teaching, graduate student supervision, and academic program development
  • Fostering research, scholarly work and creative work among faculty and students
  • Indigenizing the curriculum and the Faculty’s physical space
  • Building and sustaining a safe and respectful community
  • Engaging in collaborative partnerships

Within these five priority areas, there are a number of initiatives that we are very excited about that deserve special mention:

  • We are increasing our financial support for BEd students interested in northern practicum placements
  • We are set to unveil our new Indigenous Community Space that will provide a dedicated space for Indigenous teaching and other culturally relevant activities
  • We are continuing to work with our partners at the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre on PBDE and graduate cohort programming
  • We are planning a video conference space to connect us more effectively with educators in the province, across the country and around the world
  • We are planning to develop a partnership with CELA (Community Engaged Learning Abroad) Belize as part of our focus in Global Indigenous Education
  • We are working hard to ensure that we have a safe and respectful work and learning environment so that all of our students, faculty and staff feel safe, valued, and respected. 

In short, we take pride in the work we do to advance education in Manitoba and we are always pleased to collaborate with colleagues and partners in other parts of Canada and around the globe. For more information, please contact my office at: dean.education@umanitoba.ca.

David Mandzuk, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Education

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