Dakota Language Teaching Certificate Program

The certificate program in Dakota Language is designed to prepare students with the skills needed to teach the Dakota Language. Students will acquire proficiency in the Dakota Language, knowledge of teaching methods and their application, and a foundational understanding of linguistics.

Upon successful completion of all certificate requirements, students will receive certification as a Dakota Language instructor through Sisseton Wahpeton College and the State of South Dakota. The goal of this program is to prepare students to teach the Dakota Language, and also to produce more proficient speakers of the Dakota Language

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Program Outcomes

Adhere to a respectful relationship with team mates, staff, and community members.

Develop team work skills.

Develop and apply Ethical and Professional skills

Development Time Management skills.

Develop a positive work culture

Course Requirements

Degree: Certificate Program

Credit Hours Required: 34

Please refer to the course catalog for a full description of these requirements

    Required Technical Courses 22 Credits
    DKT 110 Dakota Language I – 3 credits

    DKT 112 Dakota Language II – 3 credits

    DKT 130 Dakota History – 3 credits

    DKT 140 Dakota Culture – 3 credits

    DKT 212 Dakota Language Vocabulary Review – 3 credits

    DKT 225 Dakota Language Literature and Composition – 3 credits

    DKT 277  Dakota Language Teaching Methodology  – 4 credits

    Program Electives 8 Credits

    Must choose from the following:
    DKT 223, DKT 226, DKT 227, and DKT 228

    General Education Requirements 4 Credits

    ENG 110 Speech Communications – 3 credits

    GEN 270 Capstone Course – 1 credit

Tuition & Fees

Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes, can complete the program in two years (4 semesters) if taking 12 credits each semester.

Cost to complete the program within normal time (based on 15 credits per semester for five semesters)

Tuition – $5,250

Registration Fee – $200

Lab Fee $50 (per lab class) – $50

Library Usage/Email Account Fee – $120

Building Usage Fee – $100

Technical Fee 360

Books and Supplies (estimate) – $2,400

Graduation Fee – $40

Activity Fee – $120

Total – $8,640

Course Catalog

The course catalog provides course schedule and detailed descriptions.

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