First Nations Education Doctoral Program


Student Learning Outcomes

Four Core Areas:

  1. Foundations – Sociocultural, historical, and political grounding in intersectional educational contexts:
    1. Students evaluate and interpret education as a complex intergenerational activity and cultural institution.

  2. Philosophy of education and indigenous oral teachings:
    1. Students develop, practice, and critique educational organizational and institutional policies related to administrative leadership, curriculum development, and assessment and program evaluation.
    2. 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.
    3. 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:
    1. Students interpret complex cultural and academic concepts effectively in oral and written forms as necessary and appropriate to the research question, purpose, or audience.
    2. 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:
    1. Students compare, contrast, and implement research and practice in holistic Indigenous knowledge systems (Shared Core Values, Original Teachings).
    2. 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.