2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Native Language Education

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Alaska Native Languages
(907) 474-7874
www.uaf.edu/anlc/classes.html

Certificate; A.A.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 credits; for Degree: 60 credits

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The Native language education program trains teachers of Native language and culture, providing course work in Athabascan, Inupiaq Eskimo or Central Yup'ik Eskimo. The certificate and degree are recognized by some Alaska school districts and serve as steps toward a four-year degree. Candidates for the Central Yup'ik option must score advanced oral proficiency on an oral proficiency exam before being admitted into the program.

Certificate Program

Concentrations: Athabascan, Inupiaq Eskimo, Central Yup'ik Eskimo

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the certificate requirements. (As part of the certificate requirements, the communication, computation, and human relations content is embedded in some of the major required courses for this program.)
  3. Complete one of the following concentrations:*
    Athabascan
    1. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency or complete a two-semester sequence in the language of the degree.
    2. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
      ANL 108--Beginning Athabascan Literacy--3 credits
      ANL 199--Practicum in Native Language Education--6 credits
      ANL 208--Advanced Athabascan Literacy--3 credits
      ANL 251--Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics--3 credits
      ANL 256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL 287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL 288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED 299--Practicum in Education--6 credits
    Inupiaq Eskimo
    1. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency or complete a two-semester sequence in the language of the degree.
    2. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
      ANL 199--Practicum in Native Language Education--6 credits
      ANL 256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL 287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL 288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED 299--Practicum in Education--6 credits
      ESK 118--Inupiaq Orthography--3 credits
      ESK 218--Inupiaq Composition--3 credits
      Eskimo linguistics elective--3 credits
    Central Yup'ik Eskimo
    1. Demonstrate advanced oral/aural proficiency in Yup'ik.
    2. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
      ESK 109--Orthography--3 credits
      ESK 130--Beginning Yup'ik Grammar--3 credits
      ESK 208--Yup'ik Composition--3 credits
      ESK 250--Yup'ik Literature for Children--3 credits
      ESK 251--Teaching Yup'ik Reading and Writing--3 credits
      ANL 199--Practicum in Native Language Education--3 credits
      ANL 256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL 287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL 288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED 299--Practicum in Education--3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--30 credits

Major--A.A.S. Degree

Concentrations: Athabascan, Inupiaq Eskimo, Central Yup'ik Eskimo

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the the A.A.S. degree requirements.
  3. Complete one of the following concentrations:*
    Athabascan
    1. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency or complete a two-semester sequence in the language of the degree.
    2. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
      ANL 108--Beginning Athabascan Literacy--3 credits
      ANL 199--Practicum in Native Language Education--6 credits
      ANL 208--Advanced Athabascan Literacy--3 credits
      ANL 251--Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics--3 credits
      ANL 256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL 287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL 288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED 299--Practicum in Education--6 credits
    Inupiaq Eskimo
    1. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency or complete a two-semester sequence in the language of the degree.
    2. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
      ANL 199--Practicum in Native Language Education--6 credits
      ANL 256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL 287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL 288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED 299--Practicum in Education--6 credits
      ESK 118--Inupiaq Orthography--3 credits
      ESK 218--Inupiaq Composition--3 credits
      Eskimo linguistics elective--3 credits
    Central Yup'ik Eskimo
    1. Demonstrate advanced oral/aural proficiency in Yup'ik.
    2. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
      ESK 109--Orthography--3 credits
      ESK 208--Yup'ik Composition--3 credits
      ESK 250--Yup'ik Literature for Children--3 credits
      ESK 251--Teaching Yup'ik Reading and Writing--3 credits
      ANL 199--Practicum in Native Language Education--3 credits
      ANL 256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL 287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL 288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED 299--Practicum in Education--3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--60 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
See Alaska Native Languages.


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