Indigenous Language Teaching Certificate

Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, e-Learning

The certificate in Indigenous Language Teaching prepares students to work in the growing language revitalization field, including within tribal organizations, tribal corporations, school districts, and non-profit organizations. This certificate is meant to lead to a type M certification within the state of Alaska. It also supplements students' learning goals within the Indigenous Language Learning Certificate, and would support eventual or tandem enrollment in the Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Alaska Native Languages & Studies and/or a Masters in Teaching degree. 11 credits fulfill the GER requirement for the certificate, with the rest of the courses focused on teaching language communication, understanding & human relations, for a total of 38 credits.

Minimum Credit Hours 38
General Education Requirements 11
Program Requirements 27
General Requirements
Humanities
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
Indigenous Studies
ANS S101*Introduction to Alaska Native Studies3
Program Requirements
Sociolinguistics
AKL S290Indigenous Language Revitalization3
AKL S460Indigenous Language Field Methods3
Teaching Indigenous Languages
AKL S371Foundations of Indigenous Language Education3
AKL S410Indigenous Language Curriculum Design & Instruction3
AKL S415Indigenous Language Instructional Strategies3
AKL S471Indigenous Language Teacher Apprenticeship3
AKL S490Practicum in Indigenous Language Education3
Advisor approved electives6