Native Language Education

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Alaska Native Languages
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Certificate; A.A.S. Degree

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

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 F108--Beginning Athabascan Literacy--3 credits
      ANL F199--Practicum in Native Language Education--6 credits
      ANL F208--Advanced Athabascan Literacy--3 credits
      ANL F251--Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics--3 credits
      ANL F256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL F287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL F288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED F299--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 F199--Practicum in Native Language Education--6 credits
      ANL F256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL F287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL F288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED F299--Practicum in Education--6 credits
      ESK F118--Inupiaq Orthography--3 credits
      ESK F218--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 F109--Orthography--3 credits
      ESK F130--Beginning Yup'ik Grammar--3 credits
      ESK F208--Yup'ik Composition--3 credits
      ESK F250--Yup'ik Literature for Children--3 credits
      ESK F251--Teaching Yup'ik Reading and Writing--3 credits
      ANL F199--Practicum in Native Language Education--3 credits
      ANL F256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL F287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL F288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED F299--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 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 F108--Beginning Athabascan Literacy--3 credits
      ANL F199--Practicum in Native Language Education--6 credits
      ANL F208--Advanced Athabascan Literacy--3 credits
      ANL F251--Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics--3 credits
      ANL F256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL F287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL F288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED F299--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 F199--Practicum in Native Language Education--6 credits
      ANL F256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL F287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL F288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED F299--Practicum in Education--6 credits
      ESK F118--Inupiaq Orthography--3 credits
      ESK F218--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 F109--Orthography--3 credits
      ESK F208--Yup'ik Composition--3 credits
      ESK F250--Yup'ik Literature for Children--3 credits
      ESK F251--Teaching Yup'ik Reading and Writing--3 credits
      ANL F199--Practicum in Native Language Education--3 credits
      ANL F256--Alaska Native Languages: History, Status and Maintenance--3 credits
      ANL F287--Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ANL F288--Curriculum and Materials Development for Alaska Native Languages--3 credits
      ED F299--Practicum in Education--3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--60 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

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