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
|General Education Requirements
|Select one of the following language sequences:
|*Beginning Tlingit I
|*Beginning Tlingit II
|*Beginning Haida I
|*Beginning Haida II
|*Beginning Tsimshian I
|*Beginning Tsimshian II
|*Introduction to Alaska Native Studies
|Indigenous Language Revitalization
|Indigenous Language Field Methods
|Teaching Indigenous Languages
|Foundations of Indigenous Language Education
|Indigenous Language Curriculum Design & Instruction
|Indigenous Language Instructional Strategies
|Indigenous Language Teacher Apprenticeship
|Practicum in Indigenous Language Education
|Advisor approved electives
1. Students will gain competencies in teaching Indigenous languages in second language acquisition programs, immersion programs, dual-language schools, and language medium schools.
2. Students will build networks with Indigenous language revitalization programs and will participate in research on effective language revitalization practices.
3. Students will increase their own fluency and will contribute to the health and vibrancy of Alaska Native languages.
4. Students will become teachers of Alaska Native languages, and will assume leadership roles in language documentation, language gathering and use, curriculum development and program planning, and the teaching of Indigenous languages to others.