Education Opportunities for Paraprofessionals

Information, applications and registration forms can be requested from:

Susan Conrad

Oglala Lakota College

605-455-6094

Fax 605-455-2603

sconrad@olc.edu


Serving Native Schools Project is funded through a collaboration between OSDEC, Senator Tom Dashle’s office and the USDOE Star Schools Program.

Oceti Sakowin Distance Education Consortium

Ted Hamilton

Project Director

(605) 867-5654

(308) 862-1313 Cell Phone

thamil@tcsdk12.org

Oceti Sakowin

Distance Learning Consortium

Star Schools Project Members

www.tcsdk12.org/oceti/sakowin.htm

American Horse School

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Schools

Crazy Horse School

Little Wound School

Loneman School

Lower Brule School

Pine Ridge Schools

Porcupine Contract School

Red Cloud Indian School

Tiospa Zina School

Todd County School

Wounded Knee School

Cheyenne River Community College

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Circle of Nations School

Crow Creek Tribal School

Flandreau Indian School

Flandreau Public School

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe

Lower Brule Community College

Mid-Central Educational Cooperative

St. Francis Indian School

Santee Community School

Shannon County Schools

Sinte Gleske University

Tiospaye Topa

Oglala Community School

Oglala Lakota College

Takini School

TIE

Wakpala High School


Serving Native Schools Project

Associate of Arts Degree

in

Elementary Education

Oglala Lakota College

Box 490

Kyle, SD 57752

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE

IN

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

The Oceti Sakowin Distance Education Consortium is assisting teacher aides in attaining their AA degree. The Serving Native Schools Project will be offering all the courses necessary to complete the degree via distance learning. Both video-conferencing technologies and asynchronous web based delivery will be used by the instructors.

The SNS Project will provide tuition and fees for each participant. Computers (1-3) will be provided to each participating school. Schools will provide release time for participants to attend video-conferencing courses and to work on their computer based assignments.


Participants that already have earned some college credit may apply to be a part of this project as well.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

CORE REQUIREMENTS (43 credits)

StSk 103 College Reading & Study Skills 3hrs.

Engl 103 Freshman English I 3hrs.

Engl 113 Freshman English II 3hrs.

SpCm 103 Speech Communications 3hrs.

Math 134 Intermediate Algebra 3hrs.

Mus 203 Music and Culture 3hrs.

Pols 103 American Government 3hrs.

Psy 103 General Psychology 3hrs.

Bio 113 People and the Environment 3hrs.

Geog 213 World Geography 3hrs.

Ed 483 Teaching with Technology 3hrs.

HISA 203 or 213 American History I or II 3hrs.

Lit 313 World Literature 3hrs.

LAKOTA STUDIES REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

Lak 103 Lakota Language I 3hrs.

Lak 233 Lakota Language II 3hrs.

LaSoc 103 Lakota Culture 3hrs.

Lak Elective __________________________ 3hrs.

Lak Elective __________________________ 3hrs.

AA LEVEL ELEMENTARY EDUCATION COURSEWORK (13 credits)

Ed 283 Foundations of Education 3hrs.

Sci 204 Integrated Science for the Elem. Teacher I 4hrs.

Math 323 Math for the Elementary

Teacher I 3hrs.

Lit 303 Reading Children’s Literature 3hrs.

Arts 153 School arts and Crafts 3hrs.

TOTAL 70hrs.

This degree serves as a stepping stone to the B.S. degree in Elementary Education.


The Serving Native Schools Project is offering this AA degree program in response to the No Child Left Behind Act. Paraprofessionals, who were employed before January 8, 2002, must meet one of the following requirements within the next three years and no later than January 2006.

They must:

1) Complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher learning (64 credits);

or

2) Earn an associate (or higher) degree.


SNS Forms