Associate of Applied Science

Native Language Instructor AAS

The two-year program is based on a pedagogy of Indigenous instruction that will increase the number of qualified Class 7 instructors.   The pedagogy requires the transfer of knowledge, embedded in the language, for the continuation of Indigenous language and culture.  Program instruction will be targeted to meet the standards of Montana’s Office of Public Instruction Class 7 teacher licensure.

  • Students will demonstrate early production and speech emergence stages of language acquisition in either Nakonia or Dakota Language
  • Students will acquire Class 7 Montana State Licensure
Related Instruction Requirements
Credits
Communications: (WRIT 101 or WRIT 104) 3
Computer Application: (CAPP Options) 3
Health: (HLTH Options) 3
Human Relations: (HS 100) 1
Mathematics: (M 145 or M 121) 4
Native American Studies: (NASX Options) 3
Total General Education credits required for degree 17
Program of Study
Credits
COMX 111 Public Speaking 3
EDEC 108 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 1
EDEC 109 Introduction to Early Childhood Education Lab 1
EDEC 220 Creating an Environment of Learning Early Childhood 2
EDEC 221 Creating an Environment of Learning Early Childhood Lab 1
EDEC 227 Early Childhood Language Acquisition 3
EDEC 281 Early Childhood Curriculum Design and Implementation I 3
EDEC 282 Early Childhood Curriculum Design and Implementation Lab 1
EDEC 283 Early Childhood Curriculum Design and Implementation II 3
EDEC 284 Early Childhood Curriculum Design and Implementation II  Lab 1
EDEC 285 Field Experience I 1
EDEC 286 Field Experience II 1
NASX 121/131 Introduction to Nakonia/Dakota 3
NASX 122/132 Advanced Nakonia/Dakota 3
NASX 221/133 Conversational Nakonia I/Dakota I 3
NASX 222/134 Conversational Nakonia II/Dakota II 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
PSYX 230 Developmental Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 43
Total credits required for degree 60

*Program Requirements Based On FPCC Courses-All Transfer Students (credits) Will Be Evaluated On An Individual Basis