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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
- Tuition support
- Out-of-state tuition waiver (MOU tribal members)
- Monthly living stipend for qualifying individuals
- Stipends for program travel
- Assistance with books & teaching materials
However, consider the implications of full-time coursework. It is strongly advised that you work no more than 20 hours/week during your IKEEP studies.
- 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.
IKEEP will offset the cost of your education.
- 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 qualifying 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
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.