This Native Community and Economic Development certificate at South Dakota State University is designed for professionals interested in expanding their skills and understanding of indigenous peoples and economic development, as well as those with an interest in working with Native and indigenous communities. 
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Overview

Today, students taking these courses are often have career or are seeking employment in Native-serving organizations, as well as agencies who have extended their programming to indigenous communities and neighborhoods.

Overview

Programs in extension, education and social service agencies have recognized the unique challenges in indigenous communities and, therefore, have developed specific approaches for their programs to be successful in Indian Country, in the United States and other countries, which has created a growing need for a workforce cognizant of these unique challenges. 

The classes of the Native Community and Economic Development certificate at South Dakota State University  provide an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others engaged in this work and to build, or expand, student networks and contacts. This certificate will provide access to graduate credentials for those working in these primarily isolated communities in a subject matter of interest, with information they can use.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Native Community Development
  • Building Native Community in Economic Capacity
  • Native American Natural Resource Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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  • Minimum required score:

    44

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General Requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    352 USD/credit
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  • National

    352 USD/credit
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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