The Ojibwe Language and Culture Education (OLCE) major prepares students to become proficient learners of the Ojibwe language, to establish a solid foundation in Ojibwe culture, traditions and history and to understand effective teaching strategies and curriculum materials for working with American Indian children. The OLCE major is not a teacher licensure program but may be combined with our Elementary Education or Middle/Secondary Education licensure programs.
The OLCE major is primarily designed for students in the Native Teacher Program (NTP), but is available to other students as well. There is no tribal membership requirement to be accepted to the program. Tuition support is available for students who major in both the NTP and elementary or secondary education.
The OLCE major can be taken in conjunction with the Elementary Education or Middle/Secondary Education program to gain understanding in the educational needs of the American Indian Learner.
The Ojibwe Language and Culture Education major is a bachelor of arts degree program.
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Minnesota Board of Teaching Approval (BOT)
The fully accredited Teacher Education Program is assessed according to the requirements and standards of the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT). The teacher education program has full continuing approval through June 30, 2019.