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Center for Diné Teacher Education

A.A. in Early Childhood Education


Awéé t'áá bi'ootsáádóó, yizhchíí dóó tseebíí binááhaijí' bił na'anish. Amá dóó azhé'é ba'ałchíní ayóó'ó'ní' yee yiniséhígi na'nitin bá bíká íit'íí dooleeł. Bá'ólta'í áłchíní k'é yó'níigo dóó k'é yiłníigo łahdóó yiyaa hwiidooł'aał. Bá'ólta'í áłchíní yázhí yaa sizid dóó yaa já'ólnáago bil bééhózin dooleel. Óhoo'aah t'áá bil nahaz'áágóó Diné bizaad dóó bi'ó'ool'iil biziilgo yee neidínóotiilgo yee haididoolííl.

The Early Childhood Program introduces students to working with young children (birth to age 8) and prepares them for employment in the field as well as successful participation in BA-level programs at other colleges. Courses prepare teacher candidates for CDA Credential as well as the Early Childhood Education endorsement offered by the Arizona Department of Education.

DC-FTF Scholarships in Fall 2014

Diné College has partnered with the First Things First to offer scholarships for teacher candidates majoring in Early Childhood Education. The scholarships cover some (but not necessarily all) tuition and books in Fall 2014 (the exact amount is to be announced). To be eligible for scholarship assistance, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently admitted to the college and be a declared major in early childhood education.
  • Have as a career goal to work in a program that serves children from birth to five years old.
  • Be willing to pay back scholarship support for courses in which you do not earn a grade of "C" or better.
  • Be a resident of Arizona, on or off the Navajo Nation.

Application Steps

Complete this application, attach your updated resume and transcripts, and return it to:

Glo Edison
Administrative Assistant, CDTE
Tsaile Campus

Application screening will commence on August 1, 2014. All required documents must be submitted; incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Awards will be made to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until scholarship funds are exhausted.

Chair and Contact

Contact Information

Center for Diné Teacher Education
6th Floor, Ned Hatathli Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

PO Box C-15
Tsaile, AZ 86556




Daniel McLaughlin
Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Glo Edison, Administrative Assistant