The American Indian Studies Program (AIS), in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Higher Education, is offering an academic Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in American Indian Higher Education. To obtain the certificate, students must complete a 12-unit program of study including core and elective courses. The program is designed to provide graduate level professional development to individuals who are either currently working with or plan to work with American Indian students in higher education, especially in Indian institutions of higher education. Students will be able to complete the certificate in conjunction with a graduate or professional degree or as a stand-alone certificate.
The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.
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A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution is required for admission to the Certificate Program in American Indian Higher Education. Students with earned majors in departments other than H ED or AIS may apply. The application procedure is a two-fold process with consideration by the department and by the UA Graduate College.
All non-AIS students must meet requirements of the graduate college and pay the graduate college application fee. Current AIS students, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for direction.
To apply, students may log on to: http:grad.arizona.edu/admissions/types/certificates. All application material must be received on-line by October 15th or April 15th for admission to the following semester to the certificate program in AIS. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
REQUIRED CORE COURSES – all three courses required
H ED 601 (3 units) – Higher Education in the United States
AIS 679 (3 units) – American Indian Higher Education
AIS/H ED 565 (3 units) – Tribal Colleges
ELECTIVES – choose one from below
H ED 608 (3 units) – The College Student
H ED 609 (3 units) – Organization and Administration in Higher Education
H ED 617 (3 units) – Student Personnel Services in Higher Education
AIS 676 (3 units) – Exploring Critical Issues in Native American Curriculum Development
AIS 677 (3 units) – History of American Indian Education
AIS 678 (3 units) – Contemporary American Indian Education
H ED 696C (3 units) – Seminar in Higher Education
AIS 697A (3 units) – College Teaching Methods
Other requirements: Minimum 3.0 gpa required in core courses and overall for award of certificate.
See website for more information: http://ais.arizona.edu/content/ais-graduate-certificate-higher-education
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.