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Teachers of American Indian Children Endorsement & Certificate

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE & ENDORSEMENT


This graduate certificate of the University of Wyoming certifies that those who complete its five specialized courses possess the attitudes, knowledge, and competence necessary to effectively teach Native American Children. Upon completion, students receive official recognition of their achievement on their University of Wyoming transcripts and an official certificate.

The Graduate Certificate is a post-baccalaureate, non-degree program offered by the University of Wyoming. Courses from this program may be used to obtain a Wyoming State teaching endorsement and meet some requirements of graduate degrees. Courses can count toward the Master's in Education in Curriculum & Instruction and/or the Native American & Indigenous Studies graduate minor.

This program is a Gainful Employment program.


Program Benefits

The required TAIC certificate program courses can be used toward the completion of 4 separate items:

  • The UW graduate certificate in Teachers of American Indian Children. Successful completion of all 5 courses listed below.

  • A Wyoming State Endorsement added to an existing Wyoming teaching license. (Courses may also fill requirements for other states in the country. Please check with your state's Board of Education).

  • A graduate minor in Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS). EDCI 5110, 5121, 5130, 5141 all count toward this graduate minor. Additional courses are required. Please check with the NAIS Department.

  • The emphasis component of a Master's of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wyoming. Only 12 credits taken before admission to the program can be used. If you plan to earn your TAIC certificate in conjunction with your master's, you must be admitted to the master's before completing more than 12 credits as a certificate student. If you've already been admitted to the master's program, you can add the TAIC certificate. More details on applying to the TAIC program in conjunction with the master's degree are found on the application process section.


Consult with advisor on course credit towards graduate degree outside of the College of Education. 


 

Course Delivery


TEACHERS OF AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDREN GRADUATE CERTIFICATE & ENDORSEMENT

All courses for the program are offered online. EDCI 5450 Issues in Multicultural Education is also regularly offered online by the College of Education. Other Diversity courses can be considered, for approval contact NAIS Director.

See below for details.


Year Summer Fall

2021

 

NAIS/EDCI 5110

NAIS/EDCI 5121

EDCI 5450

 

EDCI 5450 (video)

 

2022

 

NAIS/EDCI 5130

NAIS/EDCI 5141

EDCI 5450

 

EDCI 5450 (video)

 

2023

 

NAIS/EDCI 5110

NAIS/EDCI 5121

EDCI 5450

 

EDCI 5450 (video)

 

2024

 

NAIS/EDCI 5130

NAIS/EDCI 5141

EDCI 5450

 

EDCI 5450 (video)

 




In addition to regularly offered courses, school districts can commission one or all courses for the certificate to be taught on-site. For more information on this option, please contact NAIS Director.

 

Contact Us:


Native American and Indigenous Studies

Dr. Caskey Russell

ccaskey@uwyo.edu 

Native American Education, Research, and Cultural Center

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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