College of Arts and Letters2017-2018

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Navajo Secondary Education, Minor

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2020

Students in this minor prepare for opportunities in the teaching of Navajo by demonstrating proficiencies in Navajo language, conversation, and teaching methods.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Navajo Secondary Education?

You choose a minor with your advisor's guidance to complement your major and your personal academic goals. You may be required to complete a minor in a field different than your major.

You may use the same course or courses to satisfy requirements in both a major and a minor as long as at least fifty percent of the units in the minor have a different prefix than the major. You may also use the same course or courses to meet both liberal studies and minor requirements as long as you meet all requirements for the minor.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 20
Foreign Language Required


Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 20 units:
    You must have at least 6 classroom units in Navajo; you can't satisfy all minor requirements with credits from CLEP exams.

    Additionally, you may only take lower-level NAV courses if you have not already taken advanced NAV coursework. For instance, after you've completed 200-level NAV courses, you may not take NAV courses at the 100 level; after completing a 300-level courses you can't take 100- or 200-level courses.

    Finally, we won't recommend you for student teaching if you earn a grade below a "B" in any required language courses.
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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