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Native Language Education

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Alaska Native Languages
(907) 474-7874

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.

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

The Native language education program is designed to train teachers of Native language and culture, providing coursework in either Athabaskan or Inupiaq Eskimo. The certificate and degree are recognized by some Alaska school districts and serve as steps on the way to a four-year degree and teacher certification.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Native Language Education -- Certificate*

Concentrations: Athabaskan, Inupiaq Eskimo

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:

Athabaskan

a. Complete the following program (major) requirements:

ANL 108 -- Beginning Athabaskan Literacy (3 credits)
ANL 199 -- Practicum in Native Language Education (6 credits)
ANL 208 -- Advanced Athabaskan Literacy (3 credits)
ANL 251 -- Introduction to Athabaskan Linguistics (3 credits)
ANL 256 -- Introduction to Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages (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)

b. Minimum credits required (30 credits)

Inupiaq Eskimo

a. Complete the following program (major) requirements:

ANL 199 -- Practicum in Native Language Education (6 credits)
ANL 255 -- Introduction to Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut (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)

b. Minimum credits required (30 credits)

* Also available at the UAF Chukchi Campus.

Native Language Education -- A.A.S. Degree

Concentrations: Athabaskan, Inupiaq Eskimo

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
3. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:*

Athabaskan

a. Complete the following program (major) requirements:

ANL 108 -- Beginning Athabaskan Literacy (3 credits)
ANL 199 -- Practicum in Native Language Education (6 credits)
ANL 208 -- Advanced Athabaskan Literacy (3 credits)
ANL 251 -- Introduction to Athabaskan Linguistics (3 credits)
ANL 256 -- Introduction to Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages (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)

b. Minimum credits required (60 credits)

Inupiaq Eskimo

a. Complete the following program (major) requirements:

ANL 199 -- Practicum in Native Language Education (6 credits)
ANL 255 -- Introduction to Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut (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)

b. Minimum credits required (60 credits)

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

See Alaska Native Languages.
See Eskimo.


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