Indigenous Teacher Education

Strengthening the pathway for Native teachers

The College Fund recognizes the importance of Native students learning from Native teachers in their communities. The Indigenous Teacher Education program supports teachers in training at TCUs. These teachers will become strong role models for their students, leading culturally relevant education in their communities and impacting generations to come.

Indigenous Teacher Education Programs

Learn more about our grant programs to strengthen the Native teacher pathway.

Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi Native Teacher Education Pilot Program
Active Program Dates: 2022-2024
The Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi Native Teacher Education pilot program seeks to address the teacher shortage in our Native communities through support for K-12 Native teacher recruitment, development, and retention by collaborating with tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to increase students’ successful attainment of teacher certification and employment and to learn best practices and strategies for future programming.

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SIPI Engages a Virtual Dialogue to Improve Early Childhood Teacher Education Programming

SIPI Engages a Virtual Dialogue to Improve Early Childhood Teacher Education Programming

SIPI Engages a Virtual Dialogue to Improve Indigenous Early Childhood Teacher Education Programming

The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute utilized its Ihduwiyayapi grant to consult community and Indigenous thought leaders to improve the Indigenous Early Childhood Education program curriculum and develop a virtual dialogue series of 4 guest lectures featuring Indigenous scholars and teachers.

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