Native Language Education

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College of Liberal Arts
Alaska Native Languages Program

Certificate; A.A.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 credits; for Degree: 60 credits

The Native language education program trains teachers of Native language and culture, providing course work in Athabascan, Inupiaq Eskimo or Central Yup’ik Eskimo. The certificate and degree are recognized by some Alaska school districts and serve as steps toward a four-year degree. Candidates for the Central Yup’ik option must score advanced oral proficiency on an oral proficiency exam before being admitted into the program.