"Moving Towards Knowledge Together"

Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization

EduE 150, 412 Library Drive, Duluth, MN 55812


University of

College of Education &
Human Service Professions

Child Drawing

Naadamaadiwin "Helping One Another"
Tribal Special Education Cohort

Program Overview

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.

Courses Include:

Note that this curriculum is subject to change.

Program Plan

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.

Admission Criteria

Technology & Computer Access Requirements

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."

Program Cost

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.

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