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Center for Diné Teacher Education

Changing Navajo Education One Classroom at a Time

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Mission

Bá'óltá'í adoodleelgo bína'niltin bilhaz'ánígíí Sa'ah Naagháí Bík'eh Hózhóónk'ehgo óhoo'aah bohónéedzáaníí, anootííl baa hózhóoníí, dóó índa Dinék'ehgo iinánígííyee neinitingo yeehaididoolííl.

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

New Teacher Initiative. The CDTE has partnered with The Bureau of Indian Education and the Department of Diné Education to offer an important opportunity for para-professionals to enter the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Program. Information about the New Teacher Initiative is available here.

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

Chair

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

Contact

Glo Edison, Administrative Assistant
928.724.6699
gedison@dinecollege.edu

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

E-mail
cdte@dinecollege.edu

Call
928.724.6699

Mail
PO Box 407
One Circle Drive
Tsaile, AZ 86556