Associate of Applied Science

Native Language Instructor AAS (Pilot)

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 Nakona or Dakota Language
  • Students will acquire Class 7 Montana State Licensure
Related Instruction Requirements
Credits
Communications: (WRIT 101 or WRIT 104) 3
Mathematics: (M 145) 4
Human Relations: (HS 100) 1
Native American Studies: (NASX Options) 3
Computer Technology: (CAPP 131) 3
Health (HLTH 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 247 Child and Adolescent Growth and Development 3
EDEC 248 Child and Adolescent Growth and Development Lab 1
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 Nakona/Dakota 3
NASX 122/132 Advanced Nakona/Dakota 3
NASX 221/231 Conversational Nakona I/Dakota I 3
NASX 222/232 Conversational Nakona I/Dakota II 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 44
Total credits required for degree 61

*Due to the small number of students in FPCC programs, numbers have been withheld to preserve Fort Peck Community College students’ confidentiality.