Yup'ik Language & Culture Teaching Programs
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The Kuskokwim Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks offers three interrelated programs for Yup’ik language, culture and teaching. Course requirements for these programs overlap such that many credits earned for Certificates (minimum 30 credits) may be applied toward AAS degrees (minimum 60 credits) which may in turn be applied toward the BA (minimum 120 credits). Contact the Yup’ik Advisors for more information.
If you can speak Yup’ik, do not already have a degree, and you are interested in teaching the language as a teacher’s aide, you should consider to begin gaining a degree in Yup’ik Language Education.
Certificate and Associate (A.A.S.) Degrees:
If you are not confident in your ability to speak Yup’ik, do not already have a degree, and would like to learn more about Yup’ik language and culture or are considering teaching the language as a teacher’s aide, you should consider the Certificate and AAS in Yup’ik Language Proficiency.
The Yup'ik language proficiency program is designed to provide student with the opportunity to pursue structured study of Yup’ik in order to develop intermediate-level speaking and listening skills, as well as basic reading and writing in the abilities in the language. The certificate may serve as a step on the way to a two-year or four-year degree.
Bachelor of Arts Degree:
If you would like to improve your ability to speak Yup’ik, are interested in exploring traditional Yup’ik culture more extensively, and are ready to commit to a four year degree, you should consider the B.A. in Yup’ik Language and Culture.
Before you enroll in classes, you should talk with an advisor about your degree program. S/he can provide you with information about which classes you will need to complete your degree. Your advisor can also help you obtain information about how to enroll each semester. If you do not already have an advisor, contact the KuC Advising Office at 1-800-478-5822.
You will need to pay for tuition and books at the time of enrollment.