Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2018-26

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair

Date of First Reading: January 29, 2018

Date of Second Reading: February 26, 2018

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Social Transformation – for the establishment of a graduate degree –MA in Indigenous Education

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: The MA in Indigenous Education is an innovative degree that primarily engages individuals who are either interested in or currently working with and in Indigenous communities or schools serving Indigenous children. The program emphasizes research, theory, and practice related to both education as broadly defined as well as the process of schooling. The primary audience for this degree are those working in Indian education, for tribal nations with education programs, and those interested in American Indian education.

This degree program seeks to explore the differences between the Indigenous educational processes and Western institutions of schooling. That is, we are interested in considering the convergences and divergences between schooling and education. The program will build critical understanding of contemporary Indigenous education, as well as train students to envision creative possibilities for the future.





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