Associate of Arts Degrees

Education (A.A.)

The Education program introduces teacher candidates to careers in K-12 teaching, and prepares them for successful participation in BA-level courses at Diné College and other colleges. Candidates develop a portfolio of learning projects that is presented to the College community at the conclusion of the program.

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
6
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
EDU 200 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 238 Children and Youth Literature 4
EDU 240 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDU 261 Technology in Education 3
EDU 297 Practicum in Education 1
Any Earth Science w/ Lab recommended 4
MTE 280 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I 3
MTE 281 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II 3
Program Credits 24
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 24
Total Credits Earned: 64-67
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
Code Title
13.1202Elementary Education and Teaching

Dean and Contact

Contact Information

Lawrence Isaac Jr. Ph.D.
School of Diné Studies and Education
Ned Hatathli Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

Email
lisaac@dinecollege.edu

Mail
PO Box C-15
Tsaile, AZ 86556

Phone
928.724.6658

Fax
928.724.6838