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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • November 3rd 2014
    • 10:00am: Chairs Mtg.
  • November 7th 2014
    • 10:00am: All Staff Mtg.
  • November 11th 2014
    • Veteran's Day, Offices closed
  • November 14th 2014
    • 10:00am: PWO
    • 10:30am: Student Senate
  • November 27th, 28th, 2014
    • Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Offices closed
  • December 1st 2014
    • 10:00am: Chairs Mtg.
  • December 5th 2014
    • Classes End
    • 10:00am: All Staff Mtg.
  • December 8th, 9th, 10th, 2014
    • Make up Period

Graduate Studies

WAZIYATA(North)
Candidacy/Professional Core Requirements

Waziyata, the cardinal direction of the North is represented by the color red. This direction is also known as the Tatanka Oyate meaning Buffalo Nation who brings us the laws, beliefs, and teachings. These teachings provide the basis for Lakota identity and importance of living a good, productive life (Bear Shield, et al, 2000). Within the profession, students need a solid theoretical base for understanding of laws, beliefs, and teaching in order to transition as a Master Candidate. These skills are needed to become proficient within their field of study. Candidates are required to demonstrate Wowacin Tanka meaning patience and fortitude as well as Woonspe meaning lessons during this stage.

Graduate students must complete and submit candidacy application 30 days following the successful completion of the core courses: LAKM 613, 633, 603, in order to be considered a Master Candidate in their chosen degree area. When students become a Master Candidate, they can proceed toward completion of their professional requirements. Candidates must maintain candidacy status throughout their program.

Candidacy requirements of Lakota Leadership and Management (LAKM) Degree:

The following documents are needed to apply for candidacy to receive Master Candidate status within the Lakota Leadership and Management program.

1. Submit candidacy application form, attach documents and receive validation of meeting candidacy.

  1. Submit OLC IRB approved training certificate (National Institute on Health).
  2. Successfully complete the core courses LAKM 613, 633, and 603 with a B (3.00) or better in each course.

2. Maintain Candidacy status:

  1. Have and maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher for program of graduate study.
  2. Successful completion of professional requirements with a B (3.00) or better each course.
  3. Complete program requirements within six (6) years of acceptance. Student Guide to Completion of CAP-SCAP Process
  4. Complete Capstone Option 1: LAKM 706 CAP within three years of completing 30 credit hours of the required course work, or, Option 2: LAKM 703A and LAKM 703B within six (6) years of entrance.
  5. Attend and participate in all applicable graduate seminars as scheduled
  6. Must meet or exceed LakM graduate expectations prior to graduation.
  7. Uphold academic honesty and personal responsibility toward completion of degree.

Candidacy requirements of Lakota Leadership and Management: Educational Administration (LMEA) degree.

The following documents are needed to apply candidacy and maintain Master Candidate status within the Education Administration program plan of study:

1. Submit candidacy application form, attach documents and receive validation of meeting candidacy.

  1. Submit OLC IRB approved training certificate (National Institute on Health).
  2. Successfully complete the core courses LAKM 613, 633, and 603 with a B or better (3.00) or higher in each course.
  3. Complete and meet expectations of appropriate portfolio indicators for LakM 613, 633, and 603.
  4. Maintain current and valid teaching certification.
  5. Meet requirements for the Elementary Principal or Secondary Principal certification:

i. Elementary Principal

  1. A bachelor's or Master's educational degree from a college or university approved for teacher education as defined in 24:53:04 inclusive.
  2. Three years of verified teaching experience at the elementary level, on a valid elementary teachers certification or another endorsement, which includes elementary grades.
  3. Internship specific to Principal responsibilities of elementary schools.

ii. Secondary Principal

  1. A bachelor's or Master's educational degree from a college or university approved for teacher education as defined in 24:53:04 inclusive.
  2. Three years of verified teaching experience at the secondary level, on a valid secondary teacher certificate or another endorsement, which includes secondary grades.
  3. The completion of an approved program for secondary principals at an accredited college or university.
  4. Internship specific to Principal responsibilities of secondary schools.

2. Maintain Candidacy status:

  1. Have and maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher for program of graduate study.
  2. Successful completion of professional course requirements with a B or better (3.00) higher in each course.
  3. Complete portfolio indicators and upload artifacts upon completion of each professional course.Comprehensive Portfolio Guide
  4. Complete LMEA796 SCAP within three (3) years of completing 30 credit hours of required course work. Student Guide to Completion of CAP-SCAP Process
  5. Attend and participate in all applicable graduate seminars as scheduled.
  6. Complete all program requirements within six (6) years of entrance.
  7. Must meet or exceed LMEA graduate expectations prior to graduation.
  8. Uphold academic honesty, personal responsibility toward completion of degree.