Ed.D. in First Nations Education

Programmatic Outcomes

Four Core Areas:
1. Foundations – Sociocultural, historical, and political grounding in intersectional educational contexts:
  • Students evaluate and interpret education as a complex intergenerational activity and cultural institution.
2. Philosophy of education and indigenous oral teachings:
  • Students develop, practice, and critique educational organizational and institutional policies related to administrative leadership, curriculum development, and assessment and program evaluation.
  • Students are able to assess key needs and develop effective strategies to design and lead appropriate intervention strategies including advocacy, policy development, and program design and evaluation. 
  • Students formulate a philosophy of education and Indigenous Original Teachings.
3. Focus on praxis, service, and connection to the needs of tribal nations and communities:
  • Students interpret complex cultural and academic concepts effectively in oral and written forms as necessary and appropriate to the research question, purpose, or audience.
  • Students analyze the role that education in various forms plays in tribal nation building and create strategies sustaining sovereignty.
4. Research Methods and Knowledge Systems:
  • Students compare, contrast, and implement research and practice in holistic Indigenous knowledge systems (Shared Core Values, Original Teachings).
  • Students demonstrate proficiency in qualitative, quantitative, and Indigenous research methodology, and will select each/all as necessary and appropriate to the research question, purpose, or audience.
Assessment Plan

Annual Reports
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