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: 36

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

    Required Technical Courses 30 Credits

    DKT 111 Dakota Language I – 4 credits


    DKT 113 Dakota Language II – 4 credits


    DKT 130 Dakota History – 3 credits


    DKT 140 Dakota Culture – 3 credits


    DKT 206 Dakota Language III – 4 credits


    DKT 212 Dakota Language Vocabulary Review – 3 credits


    DKT 221 Dakota Language IV – 4 credits


    DKT 225 Dakota Language Literature and Composition – 3 credits


    DKT 278 Teaching Dakota Language and 4 Second Language Acquisition Methods – 4 credits

    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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