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You can earn a:
- Bachelor’s of Elementary Education
- Bachelor's of Secondary Education
- Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction Plus Certification in an endorsed content area of Secondary Education
- Your tuition at the University of Idaho ($4250/semester).
- A monthly living stipend of $500/month for full-time students.
- Your course books, necessary course supplies and a one-time purchase of a personal computer will be covered.
- Limited funding for dependent care is also available.
However, if you work more than 20 hours/week you are not eligible for the monthly living stipend.
- Master’s Plus Certification candidates may complete course work mostly online.
- Bachelor’s candidates must be in Moscow.
- Hybrid and distance options can be addressed on an individual basis.
The American Indian Language Development Institutes (summer 2019/2020) are required.
- Limited funding is available to cover childcare on a first come first serve basis.
- Bringing your child is possible, but not encouraged due to the demands of course work.
Depends, but highly encouraged.
IKEEP provides a loan-for-service financial aid stipend. You may have additional costs for room and board.
- Depending on student need (determined by FAFSA application), students should apply for additional financial aid.
- IKEEP supports scholars to apply for tribal and competitive scholarships to supplement education costs.
IKEEP offers a loan-for-service. This means you pay back the loan by teaching in a school with a significant Native American student population on a month-to-month basis of services received from IKEEP (about 22 months of teaching). If you are unable to complete work-related payback, you must pay back the federal government the cash equivalent of services received.
Upon becoming certified to teach, IKEEP will help you seek placement in a school with a significant population of Native American students to begin your payback through teaching service. IKEEP will support you for two years of induction services, meaning IKEEP will fund, during your first two years of teaching:
- teaching resources
- additional support networks
- 2019-20 and 2020-21: Two full years of academic course work
- Summer 2019 and 2020: Two language development institutes
- May 2021: Graduate
- Fall 2021: Student teach and earn teacher certification
- 2021-2023: Two years of induction services
*Timeline applies to full-time students.
The classes, workshops, mentorship and community offered through IKEEP strive to build and empower your capacity to be a culturally responsive Indigenous educator. You will earn a teaching certification, but beyond that, you will be prepared to sustain and revitalize Indigenous ways of knowing in the classroom and to meet the unique needs of Native learners.