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Ojibwe Language Teaching Certificate

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College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Fall 2022. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 12
  • Degree: Ojibwe Language Teaching Certificate
The Ojibwe language 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.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students must complete the certificate within four years of the admission date. With approval of the program, up to 7 credits of transfer coursework may be used to satisfy the requirements for this certificate.
Certificate Requirements
Core Requirements
OJIB 5106 - Advanced Ojibwe Language I (3.0 cr)
OJIB 5109 - Advanced Ojibwe Language II (3.0 cr)
Field Study
3 credits of Field Study required
AMIN 4996 - Field Study (1.0-12.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Choose one elective course.
AMIN 3141 - American Indian Language Planning (3.0 cr)
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OJIB 5106 - Advanced Ojibwe Language I
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Focuses on immersion method.
OJIB 5109 - Advanced Ojibwe Language II
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Focuses on immersion method.
AMIN 4996 - Field Study
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Opportunities for experiential learning in a variety of American Indian community settings. Consult department faculty at least one term before enrolling. Prereq-instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
AMIN 3141 - American Indian Language Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn 3141/5141
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Planning for maintenance/revitalization of North American indigenous languages. Condition/status of languages. Documentation, cultivation, literacy, education.