Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Teaching Indigenous Education for Non Indigenous Educators

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Courses & Workshops

Required Courses
EDEC 590 Culturally Appropriate Teaching. (3 credits)
Principles of cooperative learning and how they may be applied in Indigenous schools to the creation of effective classroom activities and to the development of culturally appropriate learning materials. Referring to culturally grounded learning styles, appropriate teaching styles will be examined. Critical pedagogy will be emphasized.
EDEC 591 Cultural Values and Socialization. (3 credits)
An introduction to the educational implications of cultural values and patterns of socialization of youth. Topics will include a description of the cultural values of Indigenous peoples, home styles of communication, learning and discipline and intercultural educational issues.
EDEM 502 Indigenous Family Dynamics and Supporting Institutions. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
Examination of Indigenous family dynamics and educational, social and administrative institutions that support families in the learning process. A study of the interdependency of the various institutions affecting the education of Indigenous children. Relationships of non-educational to educational services.
EDEM 503 Research Seminar In Indigenous Studies. (3 credits)
Provides an opportunity for a more substantial and in depth analysis of a topic of interest in Indigenous education. Strengthens students critical and research skills and deepens their understanding of Indigenous issues. Each step of the research is investigated in the seminar as well as through relevant scholarly readings. The culminating exercise will be the presentation of the research in a panel forum.
EDSL 505 Second Language Acquisition Applied to Classroom Contexts. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Winter 2020
An overview of theory and research in second language acquisition, including developmental patterns, factors affecting how second languages are learned, and relevance for teachers in terms of applications to the classroom context.