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B.A. in Elementary Education

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Program

Bá’ólta’í adoodleełgi bína’niltin bił haz’ánídóó binahjį’ oonishígíí éí Sá’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhóón bindii’a áyósin. Nitsáhákees, Nahat’á, Iiná dóó Siih Hasin bee nizhónígo bidziilgo k’é bii’ siláago yinahjį’ anootííł. Bá’ólta’í silį́’ígíí éí ólta’í índa hada’iiłtáhígíí dóó tseebíijį’ dayółta’ígíí bits’ą́ą́dóó óhooł’aah dooleeł.

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program prepares prospective teachers to develop the necessary values, knowledge, skills, and confidence to promote children’s academic skills and confident cultural identities in English and Navajo.

You can download our program flier here.

Application Process

Criteria

Starting in fall, 2014, the program will be offered on a full- or a part-time basis. Individuals may apply anytime of the year but are formally considered in spring.

You can download the application here.

Admissions criteria include:

  • 53 credits that include EDU 200, 238, 240, 261, and 297; MTH 280 and 281; three lab sciences; NAV 101 or 211; and ENG 101 and 102; and 12 other general education credits.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Scores from NES Elementary subject knowledge subtests I and II.
  • Current Navajo Nation background check.
  • Current Fingerprint Clearance Card from the state of Arizona.
  • Application with essay (completed at the CDTE).
  • Unofficial transcripts.
  • Interview with a BAEE admissions committee.

Steps

STEP 1
Submit initial application:

  • Completed application.
  • Unofficial transcripts (or copies) of all college coursework.
  • Copies of Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and Navajo Nation Tribal Background check.
  • Principal’s nomination (for BIE Project 2020 applicants only).

STEP 2
Next steps:

  • Essay (written at the CDTE).
  • Copy of score on AEPA or NES elementary education subject knowledge exams (or signing up for NES tests – with Northstar (support).

STEP 3
Upon acceptance into the program:

  • Submit a completed application and required materials for admission to Diné College (if not currently enrolled). For assistance in completing this item, please contact Admissions at 928.724.6630.
  • Submit completed applications for Financial Aid (FAFSA, tribal, etc). For assistance, contact Financial Aid at 928.724.6738.
  • Submit a completed application for housing (if planning to live on-campus). For assistance in completing this item, contact Residence Life at 928.724.6782

Applications from individuals who hold an A.A. in Elementary Education from another institution or Diné College prior to fall 2009, or an A.A. in a different academic specialization, are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. These individuals may need to take additional lower-division coursework.

Graduates

 

Chair and Contact

Contact Information

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

Mail
PO Box 407
Tsaile, AZ 86556

Fax
928.724.3327

E-mail
cdte@dinecollege.edu

Chair

Daniel McLaughlin
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
928.724.6703
djm@dinecollege.edu

Glo Edison, Administrative Assistant
928.724.6699
gedison@dinecollege.edu