The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
Tower Hall, Room 3106
St. Scholastica was named on the list of Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by Winds of Change magazine.
Fast Facts: Ojibwe Language and Cultural Education
Major: 36 credits
Most students who major in this program take the educational track. Graduates have gone on to obtain jobs within the Duluth and Cloquet Public School districts; at the Waadookodaading Immersion School, the Niigaane Immersion School and the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School
"This program worked well in collaboration with the Education Program at the college. Instructors coordinated our field experiences so we were not only getting exposed to observations and participation in real classrooms, but we were also placed in reservation schools or Ojibwe language classrooms. There were multiple opportunities to experience cultural practices and grow individually as we became aware of how we fit into the American Indian community. We went to culture and language immersion camps, Ojibwe language tables, powwows, feasts, ceremonies, and had many conversations with community members, spiritual advisors, artists and musicians. All these experiences prepared me for the position I am in right now, as I work with families of varying cultural degrees and backgrounds and plan for cultural events and guests within our district."
– Kyra Paitrick, ‘08
American Indian Education Teacher
Washington Elementary, Cloquet, MN