Indigenous Language Speaking Certificate

Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, e-Learning

The certificate in Indigenous Language Speaking prepares students to work in the growing language revitalization field, including within tribal organizations, tribal corporations, school districts, and non-profit organizations. It also supplements students' learning goals within the Indigenous Teaching Certificate and would support eventual or tandem enrollment in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Alaska Native Languages & Studies. 11 credits fulfill the GER requirement for certificates, with the rest of the courses focused on language communication, understanding & human relations, for a total of 31 credits, depending on the track chosen.

Minimum Credit Hours 31
General Education Requirements 11
Program Requirements 20
General Requirements
Indigenous Studies
ANS S101*Introduction to Alaska Native Studies3
Alaska Native Languages
Select one of the following language sequences:8
Tlingit
*Beginning Tlingit I
*Beginning Tlingit II
Haida
*Beginning Haida I
*Beginning Haida II
Tsimshian
*Beginning Tsimshian I
*Beginning Tsimshian II

Selected Indigenous Language Emphasis

Students select a language and go through the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced series within that language. Multiple certificates may be earned if selecting a different language for subsequent certificates.

Lingít Yoo X̱ʼatángi (Tlingit) 

Tlingit
Core Language Courses17
*Intermediate Tlingit I
*Intermediate Tlingit II
Advanced Tlingit I
Advanced Tlingit II
Advisor Approved Elective
Master Apprentice 13
Alaska Language Apprenticeship/Mentorship

X̱aad Kíl (Haida) 

Haida
Core Langauge Courses17
*Intermediate Haida I
*Intermediate Haida II
Advanced Haida I
Advanced Haida II
Advisor Approved Elective
Master Apprentice 13
Alaska Language Apprenticeship/Mentorship

Shmʼalgyack/Smʼalgya̱x (Tsimshian)

Tsimshian
Core Language Courses17
*Intermediate Tsimshian I
*Intermediate Tsimshian II
Advanced Tsimshian I
Advanced Tsimshian II
Advisor Approved Elective
Mentor Apprentice 13
Alaska Language Apprenticeship/Mentorship