Indigenous Language Teaching License

Are you interested in becoming an Indigenous Language Teacher?

At UWM, students can earn credit for the following languages: Ojibwemowin, Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Oneida, and Potawatomi. These courses are offered synchronously online with students on campus attending in-person. To learn more about what language course are offered, click here!

Our campus offers two main scholarships to help students become Indigenous language teachers:

Native Language Teacher Scholarship:
Our campus partner, Electa Quinney Institute is pleased to provide scholarship assistance to licensed teachers, soon-to-be licensed in the K-12 setting, and community leaders with an interest in teaching a language of the native people of Wisconsin. The scholarship is also open to those pursuing advanced degrees with intent of teaching the language at a community, college, or university level. This scholarship is a topic based scholarship and is not based on need. Click here to learn more!

Leaders and Teachers from the Good Land:
Participants receive funding through the U.S. Department of Education’s Bureau of Indian Education in partnership with UWM’s Electa Quinney Institute while they work toward their initial teaching or administrator license thorough the various degree programs currently available at the UW-Milwaukee College of Community Engagement and Professions. Click here to learn more!