Developmental Standard Term
Certificate in N'syilxcen
In Partnership with the En’owkin Centre, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) and the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBC-O)
The Developmental Standard Term Certificate program is a 3 year, 90 credit program which can lead to certification of N'syilxcen (Okanagan) Language and Culture teachers through the B.C. College of Teachers. The Certificate consists of accredited courses which will ladder into a Professional Teaching Certificate and Education Degree program at UBCO. Upon completion of the Certificate Program, students have approximately 8 years to complete the following 2 years required to complete a full education degree and obtain full teaching Certification through the B.C. College of Teachers.
Courses which may be transferable for credit to the DSTC program may include courses from: SIFC, UVIC, UBC, NVIT, (NAID program), IIG which have been delivered through the En’owkin Centre
This flexible program allows Okanagan teachers the opportunity to work in their chosen profession and attend University part–time to complete their degrees.
The DSTC program is offered through affiliation between the En’owkin Centre and 2 public post secondary Institutions; the University of British Columbia Okanagan and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.
Students who wish to enroll in the program require:
2 Canadian Studies and
2 English prerequisite course at the 100 level
(1 Math and 1 Science level course are required but waived until a later date toward the B.Ed. Degree)
Select Prerequisite courses are delivered periodically at the En’owkin Centre.
A total of 26 courses are required to complete this Program.
Courses in Okanagan Language and Culture are offered during the fall and winter terms at En’owkin Centre.
Additional courses in Okanagan Culture, General Indigenous Studies, and Education, which form the required courses for this program, are offered through the University of British Columbia Okanagan and delivered onsite at the University or at the En’owkin Centre if there is sufficient enrollment.
For more information or to schedule a course assessment and planning session please contact
Education Director: Lauren Terbasket, 250-493-7181 ext.2223 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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