Education Fields of Study


Shifting away from the assimilation model: Exploring methods for successful indigenous education

12/7/2018
4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7

Reynolds Classroom

Join X̱’unei Lance Twitchell, Associate Professor of Alaska Native Languages, UAS, and Charlene Stern, Assistant Professor, Department Co-Chair, Native Student Union Faculty Advisor, Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development, UAF for a workshop that proposes new models for education. Designed for educators and administrators from K-12 and higher education and educators in informal educational settings. Space is limited; registration recommended. Included with admission.

Go to the below link to purchase tickets.

https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar/details/?id=50225

Dear Alaska Educator,

Claremont Graduate University (CGU) has a partnership with the US Department of Education that will allow us to provide full tuition, living stipends, and a year of post-program mentorship to Native Americans who want to earn a master’s degree in education and a California teaching credential (which can also be used to teach in other states).

To learn more about the Claremont Native American Fellowship, visit the CNA Fellowship web page, and learn more by reading the FAQs .

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Want to become a teacher? Incoming UA undergraduate students can apply for the President’s Teach for Alaska Scholarship between March 12 – May 1, 2018 for a chance to receive $12,000 toward the pursuit of a teaching degree at the University of Alaska. Learn more at http://alaska.edu/learntoteach/

Native American student reading a book outsite

Supporting Native Graduate Students in Education

Education Northwest (ENW) has had the honor of working with many Native educators, students, families, and community members throughout their 51-year history. These partnerships reflect a core value of their organization—the desire to address inequities within our education system and to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to reach their full potential. ENW believes that healthy Native communities are essential to the health and well-being of our region, and remain committed to this effort.

The Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program is part of this commitment. This scholarship program strives to increase Native representation in the field of education by providing financial support, mentoring, and internships for Native students in the Northwest who are pursuing a master’s degree in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field. We view this program as an opportunity to create long-term partnerships that will improve our ability to meet the needs of Native communities.

ENW’s former colleague, Steve Nelson, dedicated his career to working with tribes, communities, and schools to improve American Indian students’ success in academics and in life. This program honors his work by providing selected students with as many as three years of annually renewable scholarships. Awardees will receive a maximum of $5,000 each year, and we will award as many as five scholarships per year—one for a resident of each state in our primary service region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals need to:

  • Reside in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.
  • Be a member or descendent of a federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated American Indian tribe; or Alaska Native village, council, or corporation; or Native Hawaiian; or identify as a Pacific Islander from a U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island jurisdiction (specifically, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, or Palau).
  • Be accepted to or enrolled in a master’s program in an accredited, public or private, nonprofit institution of higher education in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington and maintain a course load that ensures graduate degree completion within three years.
  • Pursue a field of study in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a closely related field.
  • Have graduated from a four-year, regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Complete an essay that answers the questions:
    • Why am I pursuing a master’s degree in the field of education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or closely related field?
    • What are my post-graduation goals?
    • How have I and will I contribute to strengthening my own community and/or rural or Native communities as a whole?
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (excluding letters from immediate family members), with at least one from a community member who can attest to the candidate’s Native heritage and his/her commitment to the designated course of study and to serving rural and/or Native communities after attainment of the master’s degree.
  • Begin school as a full- or part-time student no later than the fall semester immediately following the award.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

A scholarship has been created to build a team of educators trained in Alaska to grow Alaska’s youth and ultimate workforce! The Scholarship prize is a $12,000 UA Presidential Scholarship to any of UA’s campuses.
Below are the scholarship requirements:
To be qualify for this scholarship, the recipient must: 
a.) Be a U.S. citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States
b.) Be currently enrolled in, or have received a diploma from, a qualified Alaska high school
c.) Plan to pursue a career as a teacher in Alaska
d.) Join the Change Force and register for the scholarship at DriveChangeAK.org

To get started, please prepare and submit the following: 
•   Two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors or mentors
•   Explain – via two formats – why you want to become a teacher in Alaska.

As a response is prepared, please consider one or more of the following to address in the video application and written statement:
1. What are the qualities you believe every teacher should possess?
2. As a teacher, how do you think you would inspire others or change lives?
3. As a teacher, how would you empower others to drive change in our state?

•   The written statement can be no more than 140 characters and must answer one or more of the questions listed above.
•   A video no longer than two minutes in length, housed on a separate Vimeo or YouTube site. Please provide a link to that video within the form you’re about to complete. This video should also answer one or more answers to the questions listed above.

The Scholarship prize is a $12,000 UA Presidential Scholarship to any of UA’s campuses.

The scholarship opportunity will be open for entries February 3 through April 3, 2017.

Click HERE to apply.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

  • Up to $7500
  • Must be planning a career in science, mathematics, or engineering
  • GPA 3.0, top fourth of class
  • Deadline: January 13th
  • For application and more information, visit http://www.uaf.edu/goldwater/

The Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) at the University of Arizona College of Education is seeking Indigenous preservice teachers committed to Indigenous education. Students accepted into the program will receive loan-for-service aid for tuition, stipend and technology; participate in the American Indian Language Development Institute, and work in schools serving Indigenous students.

Application Timeline:

• Pre-Application Advising: Oct. 28 – Dec. 21, 2017
• Application Submission: Jan. 10 – Feb. 10, 2017
• Start date of ITEP: June 5, 2017

Accepted students must have earned an Associate’s degree and AGEC-A with UA Elementary Education Program Prerequisites by: August 21, 2017.

For information: Sara Knepper, ITEP Academic Advisor
sme@email.arizona.edu | (520) 621-7865

https://www.coe.arizona.edu/itep

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