B.A. in Education with emphasis in Multicultural Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Education (BAEMC)

Bachelor’s of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Education (B.A.)

The teacher education degree programs at Diné College are being expanded to meet the teacher shortage in New Mexico and produce more teachers in the state of New Mexico.

The new Bachelor’s of Arts in Education degree (emphasis: Multi-cultural perspective) will be offered in Northwest region of New Mexico for teachers and students who are seeking teacher licensure, certification, and/or endorsement.

The teacher education program includes a multicultural/bilingual/and multilingual emphasis, which is strongly needed in the state of New Mexico. Diné College teacher education programs are for all school systems with accredited status in the education system.

Program Details:

Teacher candidates will be provided a curricula that includes culturally and linguistically relevant tools and are designed to ensure teacher candidates are supported by mentor teachers each semester.

The Teacher Education program at Shiprock Branch will be a cohort model. The multicultural curricula is designed specifically for emerging educators, paraprofessionals and classroom teachers.

Freshman Semester I Credits
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
Nav Lang other than Eng: 3
EDU 297 Intro to Educ Practicum 1
Program Credits 15
Freshman SEMESTER II Credits
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
ARE 228 Elem Art Mthds & Curr Devel 3
MTH 110 College Algebra 4
EDU 200 Foundations of Education 3
Program Credits 16
Sophomore SEMESTER I Credits
COM 121 Speech Communication 3
EDU 238 Children and Youth Literature 3
MTE 280 Math for Elem Teachers I 3
Program Credits 16
Sophomore SEMESTER II Credits
EDU 240 Intro to Special Education 3
EDU 261 Technology in Education 3
MTE 281 Math for Elem Teachers II 3
Any Science with Lab Course: 4
Program Credits 16
Junior SEMESTER I Credits
BLE 350 Principles of Lang Minority Education 3
BLE 351 Soc Studies, Mthds, Mgmt, Assess in K-8 3
BLE 352 Understanding Human Development 3
BLE 353 Literacy/Lang Instruction for ESL Learner 3
BLE 386 Field Experience 2
Program Credits 14
Junior SEMESTER II Credits
BLE 390 Student Growth and Development 3
BLE 391 Diversity in Families and Communication 3
BLE 392 Rdg Mthds, Mgmt and Assess in K-8 3
BLE 393 Sci Mthds, Mgmt and Assess in K-8 3
BLE 396 Field Experience 2
Program Credits 14
Senior SEMESTER III Credits
BLE 440 Teaching & Diagnosis of Reading 3
BLE 450 Effective Classroom 3
BLE 460 Math Mthds, Mgmt and Assess in K-8 3
BLE 470 Effective Teaching 3
BLE 486 Field Experience 2
Program Credits 14
Senior SEMESTER IV Credits
BLE 476 Student Teaching 12
BLE 496 Education Seminar 2
SPF 416 Theory and Practice in Education Law 2
Program Credits 16
Degree Earned Credits
Lower Division Program Requirements 62
Upper Division Program Requirements 58
Total Credits Earned: 120

New Students


Fall/Spring Admission

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application for BA in Education: Multicultural Emphasis Program
  • Completion of an Associate of Arts Degree in Education or Early Childhood preferred, but not required.
  • Unofficial transcripts or copies of all college coursework. (Original transcripts will be required onceaccepted into the program).
  • Current Navajo Nation and New Mexico background checks (as soon as possible)
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card (as soon as possible)
  • Cumulative G.P.A of 2.5 or higher at the junior level

NOTE: Applications from individuals who hold an A.A. in Education from another institution or from Diné College prior to Fall 2009, or an A.A. in a different academic specialization, are on a case-by-case basis. These individuals may need to take additional program courses.


Bi-Lingual Education (BLE) Instructor Eligibility:
A New Mexico teacher desiring to apply as an adjunct instructor for the Northwest Teacher Education Program (NTEP) must meet the following crititeria:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education, Multicultural Education, or similar area. Must be New Mexico Teacher certified, and/or Principal or Administrator certified in the state of New Mexico, and/or TESOL endorsed.
  • Candidate must be approved as an adjunct instructor for Dine College by a department chairperson before the teacher begins instruction.
  • Candidate must be willing to have his/her work reviewed by program. This review will include observation of the Bi-lingual Education (BLE) classroom, curriculum review, a sampling of their curriculum, and participation in the program assessment process.
  • Send completed Dine College Adjunct Faculty application, CV/Resume, and copy of Graduate transcripts to dhr@dinecollege.edu

Dine College Adjunct Faculty


Rex Lee Jim

Project Director
Kimberly Dominguez

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