Online Master of Arts in Indigenous Education
Earning a Master of Arts in Indigenous education helps you build relevant skills in research, theory and practice that support educational opportunities and outcomes for Indigenous people. As a graduate, you’ll prepare for leadership roles in education or government entities related to Indigenous people’s education.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
Degree questions, answered.
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What knowledge and abilities can I develop in this Indigenous education program?
This program focuses on advanced Indigenous theoretical concepts and current practices to build the knowledge, context and talents needed to collaborate with tribal nations and strengthen Indigenous education programs. While in this program, you’ll learn about key topics related to learning and Indigenous studies, including:
- Current issues in American Indian education.
- Critical Indigenous research methodologies.
- History of American Indian education.
- Indigenous knowledge systems.
- Issues related to Indigenous language and culture.
Ultimately, you’ll leverage your knowledge to support native communities and advance Indigenous learning.
Do faculty have experience in indigenous people’s education?
With courses led by Indigenous faculty and educators with significant experience in Indigenous communities, you’ll have access to a wealth of knowledge related to Indigenous education. ASU Online faculty members collaborate with each other, as well as professionals both nationally and internationally, to provide extensive resources to students. This includes guest lecturers involved in:
- Indigenous practitioners in education.
- Indigenous researchers.
- Tribal leaders.
Does this program include any unique tracks or concentrations?
The Master of Arts in Indigenous education includes a Native Hawaiian track. Students on this track must take the following four courses:
Will my master's in Indigenous education say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Featured Indigenous people’s education courses
By emphasizing key topics related to education and Indigenous studies, the curriculum can prepare you to work with and in tribal communities. The culminating project centers on your areas of professional interest, such as addressing a specific need in your community. Featured courses include:
Critical Indigenous Research Methodologies
Indigenous Knowledges in Education
Current Issues in Indigenous Education
History of Indigenous Education
Language/Literacy of Indigenous People
Learning Technologies in Native Education
Culture and Education
Community-Based Participatory Action Research
What can I do with an Indigenous education degree?
Earning a Master of Arts in Indigenous education supports careers in tribal education departments, community schools and similarly relevant organizations. You may also choose to work for tribal, state or federal governing agencies. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Master of Arts in Indigenous education admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Arts in Indigenous education program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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