Navajo Technical University

Diné Culture, Language, and Leadership

Diné Culture
This 4 year-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.

Students in the baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in the upper division courses, i.e., 300 and 400 level courses before they can graduate.

Estimated Cost of Attendance $16,022/academic year
Tuition and Fees $2,402
Room and Board $6,920
Books and Supplies $2,600
Transportation $1,600
Personal/Misc $2,500

Program Advisor

Sharon Nelson

Sharon Nelson

Assistant Professor of Diné Culture
Phone: 505.387.7378

MA, Diné Culture, Language & Leadership, Navajo Technical University
BA, Diné Culture, Language & Leadership, Navajo Technical University