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Ojibwe Elementary School Education B.A.Sc.

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College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Spring 2015. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • The department of education has an Integrated Elementary & Special Education (IESE) Bachelor's degree.
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 142
  • Required credits within the major: 124 to 126
  • This program is 9 terms (4½ years) long.
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College has requested that this program be offered at their college, and other tribal colleges are interested in sponsoring the program at their sites in the future as well. A target population for this program is American Indian students who are best suited to model the value of education to Native American Children. Offering the program near their home communities will allow students to be close to family and cultural support and resources. When the program is delivered at off-campus sites, students will register, receive financial aid, make payments, and conduct all other University business in the same manner as all other UMD students.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
The Ojibwe Elementary School Education B.A.Sc. (Gekinoo'imaagejig) program presents liberal arts and professional teacher preparation through an Anishinaabe lens, including development, learning and motivation, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professionalism. The program integrates the American Indian Learner Outcomes into the elementary education licensure requirements established by the state of Minnesota. Students in the program follow the core values of mino-bimaadiziwin, the Good Path: * Honor the Creator, the Great Mystery * Honor Elders * Honor plants and animals * Honor women * Keep our promises and uphold our pledges * Show kindness to everyone, even to those with whom we disagree * Be peaceful in body and spirit * Be courageous * Be moderate in our dreams, thoughts, words, and deeds Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for licensure to teach grades K-6 in any Minnesota elementary school. The major also provides a K-8 licensure endorsement in teaching Ojibwe language in immersion schools or other schools. Students complete language courses throughout the program and participate in language immersion camps to achieve proficiency in the Ojibwe language and to gain skills in teaching Ojibwe.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 36 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
After completing lower division requirements and meeting all admission criteria described in the elementary education admission packet, students must apply for admission to the Gekinoo'imaagejig program. Students may obtain a copy of the admission packet from their program adviser. After students are admitted to Gekinoo'imaagejig, they must maintain expected standards to remain in the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students or students who change colleges from a college where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Required Courses Prior to Admission to Program (23-25 cr)
Lower Division
EDUC 1100 - Human Diversity [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1005 - College Algebra (5.0 cr)
MATH or STAT course in category 2 of Liberal Education Program or MTC (3 cr)
COMM recommended course - COMM 1112 or 1 course from the following:
COMM 1xxx
or COMM 2xxx
or COMM 3xxx
Take 3-4 credits from the following:
GEOG 1xxx
or GEOG 2xxx
or GEOG 3xxx
Recommended course HIST 1304 or 1305. Take exactly 3 credits from the following:
HIST 1xxx
or HIST 2xxx
or HIST 3xxx
Recommended course AMIN 1106, LE CAT9 or take 1 course from the following:
AMIN 1606 - Introduction to American Indian Literature [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 1001 - Great American Authors [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 1101 - Literature Appreciation [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 1575 - 20th-Century Literature [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 1585 - Australian and New Zealand Literature and Culture [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 1907 - Introduction to Literature [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Ojibwe Language (12 cr)
AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
AMIN 2103 - Intermediate Ojibwe I [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
AMIN 2104 - Intermediate Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 2 semester(s) of Ojibwe. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
Requirements for the B.A.Sc. in Ojibwe Elementary School Education (Gekinoo'imaagejig) include: * Compliance with general regulations governing granting of degrees. Students are required to review their degree status in the CEHSP Advising & Academic Services Office early in their senior year. * Degree candidates must complete at least 20 of the last 30 degree credits immediately before graduation and must be taken at UMD. * Special Needs: Students who need accommodations because of a disability or a special need should consult their program adviser and Disability Resources. * Registration for student teaching requires: a) completion of at least 85 percent of teaching major courses; b) completion (graded) of all education methods courses; c) satisfactory academic progress, including grades of C- or better in all courses in the teaching major(s); d) acceptable professional performance in field experiences; and e) an approved background check.
Upper Division (37 cr)
IESE 3326 - Advanced Literacy & Language: Designing & Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Program (2.0 cr)
EDUC 4347 - Second Language Acquisition & ELL: How Second Languages are Learned & Methods for Teaching (2.0 cr)
MATH 1141 {Inactive} [LOGIC & QR] (4.0 cr)
OJED 3100 - Advanced Ojibwe Grammar and Narrative (4.0 cr)
OJED 3101 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
OJED 3102 - Historical and Contemporary Issues in American Indian Education (3.0 cr)
OJED 3103 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
OJED 3104 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
OJED 3200 - Ojibwe Language for Teachers (4.0 cr)
OJED 3201 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
OJED 3202 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
OJED 3203 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
Block I (18 cr)
OJED 4100 - Conversational Ojibwe for the Classroom and Community (4.0 cr)
OJED 4101 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
OJED 4102 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
OJED 4103 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
OJED 4104 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
Block II (16 cr)
Students' progress is monitored, including academic progress, (grades of C or better in all courses), professional dispositions as indicated through minobimaadiziwin, and teaching skills demonstrated during field experiences. If faculty, staff, or cooperating teachers in the field raise concerns related to any student's academic performance or professional behavior, a professional development plan will be developed and implemented.
OJED 4200 - Ojibwe Language Methods (4.0 cr)
OJED 4201 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
OJED 4202 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
OJED 4203 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
Students must successfully complete an Oral Proficiency Interview before student teaching. (Taken prior to Block III)
Block III (14 cr)
Student teaching: students must apply for student teaching the semester prior to student teaching. Applications are available online at www.d.umn.edu/enigikendaasoyang. All incompletes must be cleared, prior to filing the application. Student teaching assignments are made by the Gekinoo'imaagejig program.
OJED 4600 {Inactive} (12.0 cr)
OJED 4610 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
Recommendation for Licensure
Demonstrate satisfactory progress expected by the program, grade of C or better in all required courses, acceptable ratings from the classroom and University supervisors for all field experiences, student teaching, and a completed professional portfolio documenting competence in Minnesota and national Standards of Effective Practice and the Minnesota American Indian Learner Outcomes. Students must pass all tests required by the Minnesota Board of Teaching to be eligible for licensure.
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02403 - EHS 1000/UST 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
EDUC 1100 - Human Diversity (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Cultural, physical, socially constructed, and psychological differences in people. Social, political, and economic implications of human diversity in modern society. Practicum in community agency.
MATH 1005 - College Algebra
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Computer based, on site course with students working at a semi-self pace taking notes in a guided notebook and completing online homework while asking the instructor questions as needed. Course topics include basic concepts of solving equations and inequalities as well as an introduction to function concepts and graphing for polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions. prereq: Math ACT 21 or higher or SSP 0103 or department consent
AMIN 1606 - Introduction to American Indian Literature (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Introduces American Indian literatures from a variety of tribal perspectives as well as a wide range of genres including oratory, poetry, short stories, and novels. The major tropes and significant theories of American Indian literature will be covered. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 1106.
ENGL 1001 - Great American Authors (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to American authors important for their artistic mastery and/or significant role in American literary history.
ENGL 1101 - Literature Appreciation (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01390 - ENGL 1101/1907
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Developing critical reading skills in fiction, poetry, and drama. prereq: Primarily for nonmajors but also for potential majors and creative writers
ENGL 1575 - 20th-Century Literature (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Readings primarily in American, British, and Irish literature. prereq: Primarily for nonmajors
ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sampling of literary works mainly from Middle East, Africa, Far East, and South America.
ENGL 1585 - Australian and New Zealand Literature and Culture (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduces students to the literature and cultures of Australia and New Zealand, focusing on the formation of national identity, both countries' relationship to Great Britain and the US, conventions like "mateship," and the cultural politics of aboriginal peoples.
ENGL 1907 - Introduction to Literature (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01390 - ENGL 1101/1907
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Literary modes and methods of literary study and interpretation. prereq: Primarily for nonmajors
AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge.
AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge. prereq: 1103 or instructor consent
AMIN 2103 - Intermediate Ojibwe I (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking basic Ojibwe sentences and paragraphs at fluent level so listener can understand speaking pattern context. Ability to write and read Ojibwe language proficiently. prereq: 1104 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 2203.
AMIN 2104 - Intermediate Ojibwe II (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking basic Ojibwe sentences and paragraphs at fluent level so listener can understand speaking pattern context. Ability to write and read Ojibwe language proficiently. prereq: 2103 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 2204.
IESE 3326 - Advanced Literacy & Language: Designing & Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Program
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Second in a sequence of three literacy courses, this course is designed to prepare teacher candidates to create and implement comprehensive and scientifically based literacy instruction in elementary school classrooms. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Blocks One and Two courses and associated field experiences; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 3326
EDUC 4347 - Second Language Acquisition & ELL: How Second Languages are Learned & Methods for Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
English language learns are increasing as a significant demographic in US P-16 classrooms. This course provides a theoretical and research-based introduction to Second Language Acquisition, including description of theoretical, pedagogical and policy issues. Candidate will learn classroom methodology for instruction ELL, and best practices for developing literacy skills in diverse classrooms, with attention to oral, written, academic literacy, and reading comprehension. prereq: Admission to IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for ELED 4347
OJED 3100 - Advanced Ojibwe Grammar and Narrative
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104 (concurrent registration allowed), admission to Ojibwe elem/middle school program, two years college-level Ojibwe or AMIN 2204 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Advanced study of grammatical forms in Ojibwe; identification and conjugation of major verb types; formation of simple and complex sentences; language learning styles. prereq: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104 (concurrent registration allowed), admission to Ojibwe elem/middle school program, two years college-level Ojibwe or AMIN 2204 or instructor consent
OJED 3102 - Historical and Contemporary Issues in American Indian Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Past and present educational experiences of American Indian people in the U.S.; professional conduct and dispositions for teachers; best practices in contemporary American Indian education. prereq: 3100, 3101, 3104, Comp 3140 (concurrent registration allowed), admission to Ojibwe elem/middle school program
OJED 3200 - Ojibwe Language for Teachers
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Provides pre-service teachers the requisite knowledge to interact with students in a classroom. General and specialized language for each of the core subjects taught, daily routines, and common classroom discourse. Relevant methods for teaching Ojibwe language in the classroom. prereq: 3100, 3201, 3202, 3203, Math 1141 (concurrent registration allowed), admission to Ojibwe elem/middle school program
OJED 4100 - Conversational Ojibwe for the Classroom and Community
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Applications of Ojibwe language use to interactions between school and the surrounding community. Key vocabulary, phrases, and dialogues; strategies through which this material may be shared with the community at large. prereq: 3200, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104 (concurrent registration allowed), admission to Ojibwe elem/middle school program or instructor consent, no grad credit
OJED 4200 - Ojibwe Language Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Methods for teaching Ojibwe, an endangered, indigenous language. Curriculum development to support Ojibwemowin; grammatical structure of the Ojibwe language; indigenous language revitalization movement; developmental and cognitive understanding of children, especially as related to language learning. prereq: 4100 or instructor consent, 4201, 4202, 4203 (concurrent registration allowed), admission to Ojibwe Elem/Middle School Program, successful completion of block one, no grad credit
WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and practice of writing tasks appropriate for the arts and letters. Seeks to advance research and critical thinking skills as well as skills in applying conventions of grammar, style, argumentation, and documentation. In addition, the course addresses professional writing for the arts, including reviews, proposals, grant writing, and career documents. prereq: WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed and minimum 60 credits
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study and practice of writing tasks in education as well as other fields related to the human service professions. Designed to prepare students to master their use of Edited Standard Written English while producing professional documents, including a major research project with an oral presentation. Assignments focus on audience, purpose, and the process of writing as they relate to the workplace. prereq: WRIT 1120 or MNTC completed and minimum 60 credits