Project CEDAR

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) was awarded a teacher training grant entitled the Project CEDAR – Collaboration for the Educational Development And Retention - by the Office of Indian Education within the U.S. Department of Education.

The purpose of this project is to increase the number of highly qualified American Indian teachers certified in Elementary Education and Special Education. Upon completion of the program, the project participants will be eligible for licensure in Elementary Education with coursework for an endorsement in Special Education.

Twenty-five (25) full-time participants will be selected to begin coursework in Spring/Summer 2013 for the Bachelors degree program of study. Potential candidates must have a complete application packet before they will be considered for selection (the components of the application packet are detailed in this information).

The final selection criteria for the project will be a completed by selected UTTC faculty, the project director and the project coordinator. Preference for selection will be given to applicants who have already completed a two-year degree or a considerable number of credits within the past five years. Applicants must be enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or be able to prove descendancy.

Project CEDAR allows for student financial support of at least $1,500 per semester, considerable professional development opportunities, participation in two annual summer institutes sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum and a technology package that includes a laptop computer and an iPad. Participants are encouraged to seek financial aid funding sources early. In order to continue participation in the project, participants must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA, as well as fulfill other project requirements.

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