108 EduE, 412 Library Drive, Duluth, MN 55812
A partnership between the University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization and the Augsburg College Master of Arts in Education program.
Beginning Fall 2014, the University of Minnesota Duluth and Augsburg College will offer a post-baccalaureate special education license with a focus on tribal communities and learning styles. This 2-year program in emotional behavioral disorders and learning disabilities is ideal for teachers seeking licensure in this area or for other professionals interested in an initial special education license focused on the unique needs of American Indian learners.
Note that this curriculum is subject to change.
Courses follow a semester schedule with four semesters and one summer session of instruction. Augsburg and UMD cohorts will complete online coursework. Naadamaadiwin meets twice a semester in Hinckley MN. Students may be placed in student teaching positions within the Twin Cities or Duluth metropolitan areas or greater Minnesota if supervising teachers are available.
We require that members be comfortable using online resources, including email and secure online discussion boards. Cohort members will need to have access to a computer, an Internet connection, and the ability to access assignments, forms, and other program information. There will be formal instruction on technology at our first meeting, and on-going support throughout the program.
"The UMD Tribal Cohort is awesome. I have great admiration for the program. I really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot... it´s changed my life."
Tuition will be assessed within a graduate level fee structure. Tuition and fees are subject to change each year.
Financial aid is available for this program. University of Minnesota employees may be eligible for academic tuition waivers.