The Ojibwemodaa Eta! Teaching Certificate was designed to address the critical point of Ojibwe language loss in Minnesota by developing a cadre of Ojibwe language learners, speakers, and teachers. This effort is part of a global indigenous language revitalization movement based on the understanding that language is fundamental to cultural survival and tribal sovereignty.
This certificate program will prepare you to take an active teaching role in the American Indian community. You'll gain advanced proficiency and knowledge – both written and oral – of the Ojibwe language. By enrolling in this certificate program, you will:
Enhance your knowledge and skills, learn new skills, or begin working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. The Ojibwemodaa Eta! Teaching Certificate is:
Ojibwemodaa Eta! Application for Certificate Admission form. Submit the Application form, and following materials to:
American Indian Studies
72 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Attach a check or money order payable to the University of Minnesota for the $35 non-refundable application fee. Application fee is not required for currently admitted UM degree or CCE credit certificate students. Send the completed application form and check or money order to:
Certificate Application Center
20 Ruttan Hall
1994 Buford Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108
Official college transcripts: Arrange to have an official transcript from all colleges or universities attended (even if no credit was earned) submitted to the address below directly from the institution (University of Minnesota transcripts do not need to be submitted by applicant). An official transcript is in a sealed envelope and has an official signature or seal, or is on security paper. Transcripts not sent in ths way are unacceptable and must be resent. Each transcript must have been issued within the last year.
Official high school transcripts (if needed): If you have earned fewer than 26 semester (or 39 quarter) college credits that are transferable to the University of Minnesota, you must arrange to have an official high school transcript submitted to the address below directly from the institution. If you have not graduated from high school, but have taken the GED (high school equivalency), submit your GED test scores. If you attended or graduated from a secondary school in another country, please submit official transcripts and any test
All transcripts should be sent to:
Office of Admissions, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
We cannot process your application until all materials are received. Please arrange for official transcripts to reach the Office of Admissions on or before the deadline for the semester in which you wish to apply for admission.
If you have questions call American Indian Studies at 612-624-1338 or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org for advising.