SUNTEP was established in 1980. It is a four-year, fully accredited Bachelor of Education program, offered by the Gabriel Dumont Institute in cooperation with Saskatchewan Learning, the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. The program is offered in three urban centres - Prince Albert, Saskatoon, and Regina.
The SUNTEP program includes Native Studies and cross-cultural education with an emphasis on Métis and First Nations history and culture. The program also provides a solid foundation in the theories and skills of teaching. A substantial amount of time is spent in schools working with teachers and students.
Since 1980, more than 650 students have graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree. SUNTEP graduates have gained excellent reputations as teachers and role models in schools across western Canada. Their training combines a sound academic education with extensive classroom experience and a thorough knowledge of issues facing students in our society.
The primary goals of SUNTEP are: