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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.786.4100
Fax: 505.786.5644

 

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

 

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

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This 4 year-degree degree program is to produce graduates for employment as cultural teachers/instructors/professors, cultural interpreters, cultural social workers, health care workers, community service workers, community liaisons, health educators, various leadership roles and other relevant occupations.

The program consists of a variety of practical hands-on projects along with formal classroom instruction, which produces a well-rounded individual able to perform the duties required for entering Diné cultural related occupations. Students participate in classroom, hands- on laboratory, and field experiences while working with instructors and mentors in real life situations.

Students are also required to serve as interns after the fourth semester. Both English and Navajo languages are used in all areas of Western and Diné cultural education. The program is designed with two tracks: Course of study for Navajo Speakers and Course of Study for Non-Navajo Speakers.

 

Diné Culture, Language and Leadership Requirements (126 Credits)

General Education Requirement38 Credits
CMP-101   Introduction to Computers 3
ENG-110   Freshman Composition 3
ENG-111   Composition and Research 3
COM-150   Interpersonal Communication 3
HUM   Humanities / Social Sciences (Any course) 3
HUM   Humanities / Social Sciences (Any course) 3
HUM   Humanities / Social Sciences (Any course) 3
HUM   Humanities / Social Sciences (Any course) 3
MTH-121   College Algebra 4
NAV-211   Navajo History 3
NAV-221   Navajo Government 3
SCI   SCI w/ Lab (AST, BIO, ENV, GEO, or PHY) 4
General Diné Studies Program18 Credits
ECM-116   Family and Community Collaboration 3
IT-275   Media Criticism 3
MTH-213   Statistics 3
NAV-110 Foundation of Navajo Culture 3
LAW-106   American Indian Law 3
NAV-225   Diné Philosophy of Education 3
Core Courses70 Credits
NAV-101   Introduction to Navajo Language — Non-Speaker
NAV-102   Introduction to Navajo Language — Non-Speaker
4
NAV-121   International Leadership 3
NAV-201   Introduction to Navajo Language (Speaker)
NAV-202   Introduction to Navajo Language (Speaker)
4
NAV-210   Contemporary Navajo Life and Experiences 3
NAV-212   Navajo Historical Perspective 3
NAV-250   Introduction to Linguistics 4
NAV-301   Intermediate Navajo Language 4
NAV-302   Intermediate Navajo Language 4
NAV-310   Colonization and De-Colonization 3
NAV-321   World Indigenous Leadership 3
NAV-401   Advanced Navajo Language 4
NAV-402   Advanced Navajo Language 4
NAV-410   Traditional Navajo Cultural Practices and Theory 3
NAV-411   Cultural Revitalization: Problems, Solution, and Possibilities 3
NAV-421   Native North American Leadership 3
NAV-431   Theoretical Indigenous Leadership 3
NAV-441   Traditional Navajo Leadership 3
NAV-442   Contemporary Native Gender, Politics and Leadership 3
NAV-443   Navajo Morals and Ethics 3
NAV-490A   Researching Navajo (Senior Thesis) 3
NAV-490B   Researching Navajo (Senior Thesis) 3
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS126

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

Program Advisor
Dr. Paul Platero, Professor of Linguistics and Navajo Language / Department Chair for School of Diné and Law Studies
Email: pplatero@navajotech.edu

Ph.D., Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.786.4100
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596