UW program helps teachers of American Indians

Laramie, Wyoming (AP) 8-09

The University of Wyoming
has issued its first certificates in a new graduate program for teachers of American Indian students.

Lander teachers Marty Conrad and Christine Rogers recently completed the program. Both are instructional facilitators in Fremont County School District 1.

The certificate program consists of five graduate courses. It’s intended for certified teachers who want preparation to meet the unique learning needs of American Indian students.

The program provides access to resources incorporating the American Indian perspective.

Conrad and Rogers say tribal students learn better when American Indian history and culture are integrated into the curriculum.