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Preparation of Future Teachers

Rahael Jalan and NITEP students

Through the sponsorship of NITEP (Native Indian Teaching Program), the UBC Mathematics Department has offered special sections of MATH 335 (Introduction to Mathematics) in Summer 2006, Fall 2006 and Spring 2010, for Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Education NITEP program for prospective elementary teachers. This course fulfills the math requirement for their program. Graduates from this program are training to teach in Aboriginal schools throughout BC. In 2006 and 2010 these special sections were greatly appreciated by participating Aboriginal students, with Rahael Jalan as instructor.

In 2012 we again plan to expand the number of sections offered in MATH 335, with the goal of offering training opportunities for future teachers that prepare them for teaching diverse student groups.  For more information please see see our contact information.