B.S. SECONDARY EDUCATION MATHEMATICS

WHY STUDY AT DINÉ COLLEGE?

• Classes close to home. Student housing available at Tsaile campus.

• Affordable tuition. 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 children, 6-12 setting.

• Graduates are eligible for licensure. You are qualified for a provisional teaching license and an initial license in New Mexico, and to teach in 6- 12 grade settings on the Navajo Nation.

• Full-time or part-time attendance is available. Classes take place in the evenings, on weekends, online, and hybrid (online and in-person).

• 95% percent of our licensed graduates teach in Navajo schools.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Dean: Lawrence Isaac Jr., Ph.D.
School of Diné Studies and Education
Ned Hatathli Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus
lisaac@dinecollege.edu
928.724.6658
PO Box C-03
Tsaile, AZ 86556

Provost: Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu
928.724.6623

Student Teacher Ratio
(School of Diné Studies & Education):
1 to 7

Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 returning students:
62%

“Rooted in Diné language and culture, Our mission is to advance quality post-secondary student learning and development to ensure the well-being of Diné People.”

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Complete General Admissions Application • $20 New Student Application Fee • Certificate of Indian Blood • Official Education Transcript(s) – High School, GED, HiSET, Dual Credit, or College • Housing Application, if living on campus • Must be eligible to obtain Arizona Finger Print Clearance Card and Navajo Nation Background Check Report

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The mathematics track for the B.S. in Secondary Education at Diné College is an innovative program that offers specialized instruction in education and mathematics. The course work for this degree includes the standard required courses for teaching mathematics from the 6th to 12th grade levels. The mathematics track surveys a wide range of disciplines, from statistics, pre-calculus, calculus, discrete mathematic, differential equation, number theory, linear algebra, modern geometry. Students will also explore the history and philosophy of mathematics.

It is recommended that students seek early advisement from faculty/staff if they are interested in entering the B.S. degree program—early advisement ensures students know the appropriate courses that are eligible to receive credit towards the degree. Any remedial courses in Math and English will not qualify towards the B.S. degree requirements. While the program is structured for students to attain the B.S. degree within four years, it may take a student longer if they take remedial courses before advancing to the required levels in English and Math.

College to Career: Preparing Teachers for Tomorrow

Students who attain a B.S. in Secondary Education (Mathematics) primarily become teachers in the Mathematics field for grade levels 6 to 12 at public, charter or private schools. This degree also provides students the knowledge for a profession as a researcher, or with further licensing, students can pursue careers as an educational administrator.

Meeting National Standards

Students who complete this degree can be assured they receive training that meets nationally recognized and accepted measures in Teacher Education. The curriculum and standards of Diné College’s B.S. Degree in Secondary Education (Mathematics) align with those of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation,
the National Math Teachers Association, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.

Teacher/Educator Certification

A teacher must be certified to teach in an accredited school system. To meet the certification, one must have a Bachelor’s Degree and pass the comprehensive teacher certification tests based on professionally reviewed and accepted academic standards. The coursework in the Mathematics Track for the B.S. in Secondary Education provides students preparation to take the relevant mathematics subject knowledge test and teacher education professional knowledge test given by the National Evaluation Series (NES). Teacher certification requirements may vary by state, but they all require a fingerprint and background clearance report from the respective state public safety agency.