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. This program prepares you for leadership roles in education or government entities related to Indigenous people’s education.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What you’ll learn in this master’s in 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.
Courses are taught by Indigenous faculty or faculty with significant experience in Indigenous communities. 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.
Additionally, the program offers a Native Hawaiian track. Each of the four courses in this track are led by Native Hawaiian faculty, and each one is a subject matter expert.
Who’s a good candidate for this master’s program?
A passion for Indigenous education is an essential quality for any student in this program. If you have a deep interest in working with Indigenous communities or schools, this may be the right master’s program for you. Experience in Indigenous education is valuable, but not a requirement to apply.
Featured master’s in Indigenous education courses
By emphasizing key topics related to Indigenous education, the curriculum can prepare you to work with and within 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 a master’s in Indigenous education?
Earning a Master of Arts in Indigenous education prepares you for 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 aren’t limited to:
How to apply
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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