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Center for Diné Teacher Education

Changing Navajo Education One Classroom at a Time

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Fall 2016 Admission
Deadline: April 1, 2015
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Mission

Bá’ólta’í adoodleelgi bína’niltin bil hazánídóó éí bá’ólta’í áyoolííl, Diné bizaad dóó Diné bi’ó’ool’jjl yee yinootjjl. Bá’ólta’í bohónéedzáanii dadooleel. N’ánitin yíhool á’ígíí t’ááaltso da’olta’íyee neidínóotjjl. Óho’aah bil naz’áágóó állta’í Sá’ah Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhóón bik’ehgo Diné bizaad dóó bíó’ool’jjl Bilagáana bizaad dóó bi’ó’ool’jjl yee hadiléé dooleel.

The mission of the BAEE program is to prepare teacher candidates for responsible learning, teaching, and living according to the Diné way of life Sa'ah Naagháí Bik'eh Hózhóón.

Latest News

Endorsement Courses. The CDTE has developed two sets of endorsement courses that are aligned to requirements of the Arizona Department of Education. The courses promote culturally appropriate teaching and learning strategies for Navajo learners. They are designed for teachers, taught by teachers, with real-world applications in Navajo Nation schools. All courses will be offered at Tsaile Campus.

Early Childhood Education courses for fall 2014

  • ECE 116-03. Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development (3 credits). Sat. Sep 6 & 20; Oct 4 & 18; Nov 1 & 15. 9:00-4:30. Barsine Benally, instructor. Prerequisite: must hold current K-12 teaching license. NHC 508.
  • ECE 235-03. K’é, Ádaa’ Ákohwiindzin, Social Development, and Community (3 credits). Sat. Sep 13 & 27; Oct 11 & 25; Nov 8 & 22. 9:00-4:30. Amelia Black, instructor. Prerequisite: must hold current K-12 teaching license. NHC 508.

Math endorsement course for fall 2014

  • EPD 252-01. Teaching Patterns, Algebra, and Functions in grades K-8 (6 credits). Sat-Sun. Five weekends. Sep 27-28, Oct 11-12, Oct 25-26, Nov 8-9, and Nov 22-23. 8:00-5:00 pm. Corvina Etsitty, instructor. Prerequisite: must hold current K-12 teaching license. NHC 510.

Registration for returning endorsement candidates. Teacher candidates who have been admitted to the College may register up until the first day of class. You will need to complete a course registration form and return it the CDTE prior to the first day of class.

Registration for new endorsement candidates. Teacher candidates who have not been admitted to the College (and thus have not taken other endorsement courses with us) must provide the following. Complete and return to the CDTE prior to the first day of class:

  • College admission application with non-refundable $20 application fee (you will need to indicate “Non-Degree Seeking” status on the application).
  • Official CIB or enrollment card (applies to Navajo and American Indian students only).

Why choose Diné College?

  • You take classes close to home. We also have student housing.
  • Tuition is affordable. Financial Aid is also available from Pell Grants and The Navajo Nation.
  • The program is based on Sa'ah Naagháí Bik'eh Hózhoon. It includes Navajo Teaching, Culture, History, and Philosophy, and prepares you to teach these to children.
  • Graduates are eligible for licensure. You are qualified for provisional teaching license and an SEI endorsement in Arizona or an initial license in New Mexico, and to teach in K-8 classrooms on The Navajo Nation.
  • As a licensed professional, you will be highly sought out by schools and districts across The Navajo Nation.
  • You can go full-time or part-time. Classes take place in the evenings and on weekends. You can keep your present job.
  • Very marketable. As a licensed professional, you will be highly sought out by schools and districts across the Navajo Nation.
  • Ninety-five percent of our licensed graduates teach in Navajo Schools. They make good money. Many have continued their education to earn master's and doctoral degrees.

Programs

The CDTE offers two degrees:

Testimonials

Description with interviews about the Navajo Immersion program at Tséhootsooi Elementary School in Fort Defiance, Arizona, along with its connections to the CDTE.

 

 

Chair and Contact

Contact Information

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

Mail
PO Box C-15
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