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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.
- listed by school (PDF)
- listed by district (PDF)
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.