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Ojibwemodaa Eta! Teaching Certificate

Ojibwemodaa Eta!

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.

What You'll Learn

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:

Certificate Benefits

Enhance your knowledge and skills, learn new skills, or begin working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. The Ojibwemodaa Eta! Teaching Certificate is:

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the Ojibwemodaa Eta! certificate, you must:

Applying to the Ojibwemodaa Eta Language Teaching Certificate Program is recommended during Spring semester of Intermediate Ojibwe (OJIB3104/4104).

Required Core Courses (15 Credits):

Elective Courses (3 credits - choose one elective course)

Application Procedure

1. Submit the Ojibwemodaa Eta Certificate Application, found above. Submit the application form and the following materials to: Brittany Anderson, Department of American Indian Studies, 19 Scott Hall, 72 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Supplemental application materials:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended.
  • Typed 300-400 word goal statement describing how the coursework in this certificate program fits into your education and/or career goals.

AFTER YOU HAVE RECIEVED DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL:

DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS

  1. Materials that you submit:

    Application for Undergraduate Credit Certificate Admission through the College of Continuing Education (found here: http://amin.umn.edu/assets/pdf/Undergraduate%20Credit%20Certificate%20Admission.pdf ).

  2. Materials submitted on your behalf:
    1. Official College Transcripts:Arrange to have an official transcript from all colleges or universities attended (even if no credit was earned) submitted to te address below directly from the institution (University of Minnesota transcripts do not need to be submitted by applicant). An official transript must be in a sealed envelope and has an official signature or seal, or is on security paper. Transcripts not sent in this way are unacceptable and must be re-sent. Each transcript must have been issued within the last year.
    2. Official High School Transcripts (if needed): If you have earned fewer than 26 semester (or 39 quarter) college credits that are transferrable 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 all official transcripts and any test scores.

NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS

  1. Materials that you submit:
    1. Application for Undergraduate Credit Certificate Admission through the College of Continuing Education (found here: http://amin.umn.edu/assets/pdf/Undergraduate%20Credit%20Certificate%20Admission.pdf).
    2. Attach a check or money order payable to the University of Minnesota for the $35 non-refundable fee.
  2. Materials submitted on your behalf:
    1. 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 transript must be in a sealed envelope and has an official signature or seal, or is on security paper. Transcripts not sent in this way are unacceptable and must be re-sent. Each transcript must have been issued within the last year.
    2. Official High School Transcripts (if needed): If you have earned fewer than 26 semester (or 39 quarter) college credits that are transferrable 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 all official transcripts and any test scores.

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

 

For more information, contact Brittany Anderson at (612) 626-5759 or branders@umn.edu for advising.

For more information about CCE please call (612) 624-4000 or 1-800-234-6564 or email them at CCEinfo@umn.edu