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Become a Nee tha hatsa nak/Wa' Uspe Wica kiya Teacher

The Aaniiih Nakoda Teacher Preparation Project (ANTPP) is looking for highly qualified, highly motivated applicants interested in earning a bachelor's degree in education by May 2021.

For more information, contact:
Cheryl L. Morales
Aaniiih Nakoda Teacher Preparation Project Coordinator P.O. Box 159
Harlem MT 59526
(406)353-2607 ext. 3924
The following are all potential applicants:

Native American students currently enrolled in, or recently graduated and wishing to pursue a bachelor's degree in education

Native American students currently enrolled in MSU-Northern BSEd degree program

Native American Para-educators currently employed at schools serving Fort Belknap and surrounding communities

Native Americans who currently hold a bachelor's degree but wish to earn the credentials to teach in a field where a documented teacher shortage exists

Program Goal

Our ultimate goal is to prepare teachers who possess the personal experience, connection to community, and academic preparation needed to increase teaching effectiveness and to improve Native American student achievement.

Program Characteristics

ANC has entered a consortium agreement with MSU-Northern to provide training and support for 15 Native American pre-service teachers to earn their Bachelor's degrees in education (BSEd).

Course work will build on the cohort model in which all students in the program begin at the same time and remain as a group through graduation.

Delivery of courses will be face-to-face, on-line, Brightspace and via Polycom technology.

From August 2019-May 2021, MSUN & ANC will collaborate to arrange course scheduling for the cohort and be responsible for delivering curriculum and a full range of associated support services.

In order to complete on schedule, summer coursework may be required.

The ANTPP provides two years of induction services when candidates begin teaching.

Program Benefits

The grant will cover most tuition, required fees and book expenses. Covered costs will be paid directly to the institution of higher education on a reimbursement basis.

Related training costs (i.e. Praxis 2 testing, fingerprint application) will be paid directly to the provider of such services.

Stipends provide assistance for room and board and personal living expenses. Occasionally, funds are also available for assisting with childcare and travel. These are paid only during the months a student is enrolled full-time.

Other Requirements

For the amount of time enrolled in the program, students must agree to perform work related to the training received and that benefits Indian people. Generally, this will mean teaching in a school where Native American students are enrolled.

Applicants must meet certain federal stipulations and agree to adhere to ANTPP program policies and procedures.

Application procedure:

Step One:

Applications are available at ANC's Little River Learning Lodge contact in person or call Cheryl L. Morales or Becki Bishop at 353-2607 to request an application.

Step Two:

The following should accompany all completed applications:
  • Written Statement of Professional Goals and Educational Philosophy, Resume, and current two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Current Transcripts
  • Tribal Enrollment Certification

Step Three:

Mail/Drop off completed applications to:
Cheryl L. Morales, Project Coordinator
P.O. Box 159
Harlem, MT 59526

Step Four:

All applicants will be rated on:
  • Completeness of Application
  • GPA 2.50 (minimum)
  • Evidence of Potential
  • Philosophy/Goals Statement Addressing a Desire to Work or Make a Contribution in American Indian Communities Support from References
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