Eni–gikendaasoyang
"Moving Towards Knowledge Together"

Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization

EduE 150, 412 Library Drive, Duluth, MN 55812

218.726.7266

University of
Minnesota
Duluth

College of Education &
Human Service Professions

dream catcher

Maawanji'idiwag
(they come together)

Unified Early Childhood with an emphasis in Ojibwe Language

For more information contact Nicole Kneeland at 218-726-7266 or nkneelan@d.umn.edu

The curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and recommendation for licensure: early childhood education (birth-age 8) with an emphais in Ojibwe Language. The program was designed for practicing Head Start and Early Head Start teachers who have associate degrees completed or in progress at community colleges. The cohort is intended to focus on the teaching and learning needs of American Indian children.

Courses will be delivered using a combination of face-to-face meetings and on-line instruction. This cohort is intended to focus on the teaching and learning needs of American Indian children. An underlying objective is to bring a sense of cultural competence to all participants in the program. Head Start Center Directors are partners in providing appropriate internship experiences for the teachers in the program. This program will require 22-26 weeks of full-time student teaching prior to graduation (10 weeks ECSE, 8 weeks Early Primary, 4-8 weeks Early Childhood (0-5) depending on experience).

Courses are taught by UMD faculty and adjunct faculty who will provide an Indigenous perspective.