B.S. Secondary Education Science

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Science (B.S.)

The Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, Science Track, along with Math Track (separate New Program Request) is a classic and also innovative program of science secondary education. Courses include Diné College specialized course in education and science, and also standard required course in secondary teacher preparation and science disciplines. In science, the course survey a wide range of disciplines, including math, physics, chemistry, and geology. In biology, courses use the new BS in Biology coursework, including molecular and cellular, organismal, and ecological levels of biology. The theoretical knowledge and skills taught in this program will allow students to enter teaching careers or graduate programs or variety of professional careers.

The BS in Secondary Education at Diné College will have two tracts, a math track and a science track. The Science Track is designed as a four-your curriculum for students entering as freshmen. Students entering as sophomores or juniors will to make sure the fundamental requirements for the program are met: BIO 181/182, CHM 151/152, CHM 235, PHY 110; MTH 190 (pre-calculus) and MTH 213 (statistics), or MTH 191 (calculus)

Four Year BS Secondary Education, Science Track:

This curriculum for entering freshmen includes all biology, math and science support, and general education requirements. In the summer preceding first year it is recommend a student take MTH 096 and/or 100, tested out of or passed prior or MTH 110. This program follows Northern Arizona University (NAU) standards in Secondary Education in Biology with a few exceptions. Outcomes align with Standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the National Science Teachers Association, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.

Freshman Semester I Credits
BIO 181 General Biology I 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 5
ENG 101 Freshman English I 3
MTH 110 College Algebra 4
EDU 297 Practicum in Education 1
Program Credits 17
Freshman SEMESTER II  
BIO 182 General Biology II 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
ENG 102 Freshman English II 3
EDU 352 Methods Teaching Diné Educational Philosophy in B – 12 School 3
EDU 240 Introduction to Special Education 3
Program Credits 17
Sophomore SEMESTER III  
NIS 111 Foundation of Navajo Culture 3
CHM 230 Fundamental of Organic Chemistry 4
MTH 190 Pre-Calculus 4
GLG 101 Indigenous Physical Geology 4
EDU 353 Diversity in Navajo and American Indian Education 3
Program Credits 18
Sophomore SEMESTER IV  
NIS 221 Navajo History to Present 3
BIO 223 Vertebrate Zoology 4
NAV Language Elective 4
HST History Elective 3
EDU 361 Methods for Language Diverse Students I 3
Program Credits 17
Junior SEMESTER I  
BIO 305 Writing in Biology 1
BIO 326 Ecology 4
MTH 213 Statistics 4
PHY 110 Algebra-based Physic I 4
EDU 362 Integrated Teaching Methods for Bilingual/ESL Classroom I 3
Program Credits 16
Junior SEMESTER Ii  
BIO 344 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
BIO 372 Revolutionary Thought in Biology 3
EDU 475 Methods for Language Diverse Students II 3
Humanities and Fine Arts General Education 3
Social Behavioral Science Elective 3
Program Credits 15
Senior SEMESTER III  
BIO 415 Plant Taxonomy 4
BIO 435 Evolutionary Biology 4
EDU 476 SEI/ESL for Linguistically Diverse Learners in Bilingual Settings 3
EDU 477 Integrated Elementary Teaching Methods II 3
Physical or Health Education General Education 3
Program Credits 17
Senior SEMESTER IV  
EDU 498 Student Teaching 8
EDU 499 Diné Education Seminar 2
EDU 496 School Law 2
Humanities and Fine Arts General Education 3
Program Credits 15
Degree Earned Credits
Lower Division Program Requirements 69
Upper Division Program Requirements 63
Total Credits Earned: 132
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
13.1316 Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

B.S. Secondary Education Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Mathematics (B.S.)

The Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, Mathematics Track, along with the Science Track is classic and also innovative program of mathematics secondary education. Courses include Diné College specialized courses in education and mathematics, and also standard required courses in secondary teacher preparation and advanced mathematics disciplines. In mathematics, the course survey a wide range of disciplines, including statistics, pre-calculus, calculus, discrete mathematic, differential equation, number theory, linear algebra, modern geometry, and history and philosophy of mathematics. The theoretical knowledge and skills taught in this program will allow students to enter teaching careers or graduate programs or a variety of professional careers.

Current two-year AS degrees in mathematics and physics are not adequate for students’ desires for preparation for careers or graduate school. The BA in Elementary Education also does not meet the needs of students desirous of teaching at the secondary level. Further, there is a real need for secondary mathematics teachers on the Navajo Reservation, and in other regional locales. The closest university (Northern Arizona University) with which we are already articulating with for AS degree course work and BA in Elementary Education course work, does not have a tribal college environment which our tribal students find conductive to their academic. The specific education for teaching in a Diné predominant public or Charter school is also not met by NAU. A Dine College-provided BS in Secondary Education in Mathematics will meet the needs of most current AS degree seeking students for extending their academic goals and teaching goals, as well as BA in Elementary Education students who desire a Secondary Teacher Education preparation. Our BS in Secondary Education Mathematics Tracks program meets or exceeds the content and requirements of NAU’s BSEd in Secondary Education—Mathematics along with specific course work relevant to our local communities’ interests in both education and mathematics. The resulted from analysis of NAU and other regional universities’ BS in Secondary Education and Mathematics programs, along with Education and Mathematics faculty consultations. Outcomes align with standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the National Mathematics Teachers Association, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.

Freshman Semester I Credits
EDU 297 Practicum in Education 1
MTH 213 Statistics 4
MTH 190 Pre–Calculus 4
NAV Language Elective 4
ENG 101 Freshman English I 3
Program Credits 16
Freshman SEMESTER II  
EDU 240  Introduction to Special Education 3
EDU 352 Methods Teaching Diné Educational Philosophy in B – 12 Schools 3
MTH 191 Calculus I 4
MTH 210 Discrete Mathematics 3
ENG 102 Freshman English II 3
Program Credits 16
Sophomore SEMESTER III  
EDU 353 Diversity in Navajo and American Indian Education 3
MTH 192 Calculus II 4
NIS 111 Foundations of Navajo Culture 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 3
CSC 150 Programming Fundamentals 3
Program Credits 16
Sophomore SEMESTER IV  
EDU 361 Methods for Language Diverse Students I 3
MTH 220 Calculus III 4
MTH 221 Ordinary Different Equations 3
NIS 221 Navajo History to Present 3
HST History Elective 3
Program Credits 16
Junior SEMESTER I  
EDU 362 Intergrated Teaching Method for Bilingual/ESL Classrooms I 3
MTE 401 Methods for Teaching Secondary School Math I 3
MTH 318 Introduction to Number Theory 3
MTH 225 Elementary Linear Algebra 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 3
Program Credits 15
Junior SEMESTER Ii  
EDU 475 Method for Language Diverse Students II 3
MTE 402 Methods If Teaching Secondary School Math II 3
MTH 365 Modern Geometry 3
BIO Life Science Elective with Lab 4
Social Behavioral Science Elective 3
Program Credits 16
Senior SEMESTER III  
EDU 476 SEI/ESL for Linguistically Divers Learners in Bilingual Settings 3
EDU 477 Intergrated Elementary Teaching Methods for Bilingual/ESL Classroom II 3
MTH 442 History and Philosophy of Math 3
Physical Science Elective with Lab 4
Physical or Health Education Elective 3
Program Credits 16
Senior SEMESTER IV  
EDU 496 School Law 2
EDU 498 Student Teaching 8
EDU 499 Diné Education Seminar 2
Program Credits 12
Degree Earned Credits
Lower Division Program Requirements 64
Upper Division Program Requirements 59
Total Credits Earned: 123
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
13.1311 Mathematics Teacher Education.

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Education

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

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (A.A.)

The Early Childhood Education program prepares teacher candidates for employment in early childhood contexts, and for successful participation in higher-level academic programs.  General Education program requirements can be found on page 37. IMPORTANT: To fulfill the General Education Communications requirements, students are provided the following options:
· ENG 101, or NAV 212
· ENG 102, or NAV 291

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
ECE 108 Field Experience: Birth to Preschool 4
ECE 110 Field Experience K – 3rd Grade 4
ECE 111 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 116 Language, Literacy and Cognitive Development 3
ECE 220 Creative Arts for Young Children 3
ECE 225 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE 235 K’é, ’Adaa’ A’kohwiindzin, Social Development and Community 3
ECE 245 Wellness and Special Needs for Young Children 4
Program Credits 27
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements(27 hours NM; 28 hours AZ) 27
Total Credits Earned: 67-70
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
13.1015 Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

A.A. Diné Studies

Diné Studies (A.A.)

The purpose of the Diné Studies program is to provide basic principles and information in the major areas of Diné knowledge and Diné language. The program will prepare students to pursue a baccalaureate degree in American Indian Studies, Anthropology, or a related field.

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
Core Program Requirements: Each of these courses must be taken.
One NAV Course (beyond that used for General Education Requirement) 3-4
Additional NAV Course (200 level or above) 3-4
NIS 220 Navajo Oral History 3
NIS/POS 226 Navajo Nation Government 3
NIS 225/ANT 225 Indians of the U.S. & N.A. 3
Electives: Must take a total of 4 Courses from the following list for a total of 12-14 credits of electives. Courses used to fulfill electives below may NOT be used to fulfill General Education or Diné Studies Core Program Requirements. Courses may be chosen form one area or a mixture of different areas below to total 12-14 credits 3
Diné Bizaad (NAV) Course(s): 200 level or above (No more than 4 courses) 0-14
Diné Culture, Philosophy and Government (NIS) Course(s): 200 level or above (No more than 4 courses from): NIS 222, NIS 261, NIS 292, NIS 294, NIS 295) 0-12
Diné Cultural Arts (NIS) Course(s): (No more than 2 courses from): NIS 101, NIS 103, NIS 105, NIS 107, NIS 108, NIS 150, NIS 160, NIS 205, NIS 208) 0-6
Program Credits 27-31
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 27-31
Total Credits Earned: 67-74
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
Code Title
05.0202 American Indian/Native American Studies

Provost

Provost

Geraldine Garrity, Ed. D.
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6623

Mail to: Provost
Diné College:
Box C09
Tsaile, AZ 86556

Certificate Navajo Nation Leadership

Navajo Nation Leadership

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The certificate in Navajo Nation Leadership will enable certification holders, local service providers, professionals and organizations to better serve the Navajo public.

NOTE: Student will not be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

Program Requirements Credits
1st Semester – 15 hours
NAV 120 Introduction to Navajo Leadership and Communication 3
NIS 118 Navajo Fundamental Law I 3
NIS 121 Navajo Human Relations 3
NIS 123 Navajo Supervision and Management 3
NIS 124 Navajo Governance 3
2nd Semester – 15 hours
NAV 140 Introduction to Navajo Public Speaking 3
NIS 127 Navajo Current Issues and Affairs 3
NIS 130 Federal, State, County and Municipal Government 3
NIS 133 Toastmaster and Parliamentary Procedures 3
NIS 135 Navajo Fundamental Law II 3
Program Credits 30

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year as of July 1st.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
05.0202 American Indian/Native American Studies
Program Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code Code Title
25.1062 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Program Chair

Program Chair

Geraldine A. Garrity

ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:

928.724.6814

Tsaile, AZ 86556

Certificate Navajo Cultural Arts

Navajo Cultural Arts

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The Certificate in Navajo Cultural Arts will enhance and revitalize authentic practices and provide opportunities for Navajo master artisans and “knowledge holders” to share their unique skills with the emerging young generation of artists (participants will be selected on a cohort basis).

NOTE: Student is eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

Program Requirements Credits
1st Semester – 9 hours
NIS 129 Navajo Cultural Arts Selling Practice
NIS 132 Navajo Cultural Arts Material and Resources
NIS 197 Navajo Cultural Arts Practicum I
3
3
3
Emphasis (Choose One) – 3 hours
NIS 101 Navajo Pottery
NIS 103 Navajo Basketry
NIS 105 Navajo Rug Weaving
NIS 107 Navajo Moccasin Making
NIS 108 Navajo Silversmithing
3
2nd Semester –  9 hours
NIS 134 Navajo Cultural Arts and Philosophy
NIS 185 Navajo Cultural Arts Business System
NIS 198 Navajo Cultural Arts Practicum II
3
3
3
Emphasis (Choose One) – 3 hours
NIS 201 Navajo Pottery/Ceremonial Pipes
NIS 203 Advanced Navajo Basket Making
NIS 205  Advanced Navajo Rug Weaving
NIS 206 Navajo Sash Belt/Ceremonial Stocking
NIS 207 Advanced  Navajo Moccasin Making
NIS 208 Advanced Navajo Silversmithing
NIS 209 Navajo Horse Hair Braiding
3
Program Credits 24

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year as of July 1st.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
52.0206 Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Program Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code Code Title
11.9151 Social and Community Service Managers

Program Chair

Program Chair

Geraldine A. Garrity
ggarrity@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Call:
928.724.6814
Tsaile, AZ 86556

S.T.E.A.M.

Information

This Grant Provides educational outreach to the Navajo Nation schools. Design research materials, implement and assess STEM activities. Program provides STEM presentations, workshops, festivals, and camps for students, teachers, family members, and community members in order to advance place-based, STEM-related teaching and learning across the Navajo Nation.

Resources

S.T.E.A.M. Festival

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

Resources

Instructional Resources

Apprenticeship I-III & Student Teaching 2015-16

Website Resources

Master Syllabi

AA in Education

AA in Early Childhood Education

BA in Elementary Education
Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV