Gabriel Dumont Institue

Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP)

SUNTEP is a four-year, fully accredited Bachelor of Education program, offered by the Gabriel Dumont Institute in cooperation with the Ministry of Advanced Education, the University of Regina, and the University of Saskatchewan.


  • Indigenous Studies
  • Cross-cultural education
  • Métis and First Nations history and culture
  • Theories and skills of teaching
  • Issues facing students in our society
  • Gain classroom experience


Academic requirements

  • Grade 12 with a 65 percent average (U of R requirement), or 70 percent average (U of S requirement) in approved courses; or
  • Adult or special admission requirements (21 years of age or over, Adult 12 preferred).

Non-academic requirements

Applicants will be interviewed by a screening committee. Successful applicants should demonstrate:

  • A commitment to the program, and a strong desire to work toward becoming an effective teacher;
  • A desire to work with children and adults in educational settings;
  • The ability and willingness to work full-time in a teacher training program and continue the program to its completion;
  • Experience working with Métis and First Nations children as a teacher associate or previous involvement in education (e.g. as a member of an education committee, a coach, or parent-teacher group), or other relevant work experience; and
  • Interest in learning about Indigenous cultures and working with and for Métis and First Nations peoples.
  • All applications must be accompanied by a criminal record check, dated not more than three months from the date this application is submitted. Note:  This is required because school divisions may not permit interns to be placed in their schools without a CRC.  Not all criminal convictions will prevent you from teaching but must be disclosed.  If you have any questions as to whether your criminal record will prevent you from receiving teacher certification you should contact:

Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB)

204 – 3775 Pasua Street
Regina Sk, S4S 6W8
Phone: 306-352-2230 or 1-844-690-9741

Please Note
The closing date for applications for September intake is generally May 15th. However, some late applications may be accepted if spaces are still available


For qualified students of Métis ancestry, the program covers university tuition fees.


To subsidize living expenses, most SUNTEP students borrow money from Saskatchewan student loans and/or Canada student loans while attending university.


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Gabriel Dumont Institue

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