Montana State University

NASX 554-801: Indian Education for All: A Model for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Practice

May 16-Jul 23, 2016
Credit: 3 graduate
Cost: $835.50
Instructor(s) Jioanna Carjuzaa

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Course Description

Earn an on-line NAS Graduate Certificate

This course will explore the goals and evolution of Indian Education for All (IEFA) within a multicultural education framework, and discuss how educators are best prepared to implement this transformative educational policy. It will examine the historical, political, and cultural forces that foster systematic disparities based on ascribed characteristics, and critically examines strategies for addressing such disparities. It highlights Montana’s constitutional commitment to the cultural heritages of American Indians which exemplifies the practical application of multicultural education.

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Jioanna Carjuzaa, PhD.
Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa is an Associate Professor and the Executive Director of the Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Education at Montana State University-Bozeman. She holds a Ph.D. in Multicultural, Social and Bilingual Foundations of Education from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She has over twenty years teaching experience as a multicultural teacher educator, diversity trainer, and English for Academic Purposes (ESP-Business) instructor. At MSU she teaches multiple sections of Multicultural Education; in addition she has offered graduate courses in Social Justice in Education, Indigenous Research Methodologies, American Indian Studies for Teachers, and Teaching EFL/ESL: Second Language Acquisition Theory and Language Teaching Methodologies. Jioanna is grateful to serve as the co-advisor to American Indian Council and has had the very enjoyable opportunity to team teach Indigenous Leadership and Powwow Fundraising and Leadership with Jim Burns numerous times. In addition, Jioanna serves as the facilitator for Indian Education for All professional development opportunities for MSU faculty, staff, and students.

Time Commitment

14-16 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Tuition and Fees


If you are taking only online courses this semester, please see the MSU Online Only Tuition and Fees (PDF) table.

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please see the MSU Fee Schedules

Required Books/Materials

  • Culturally Responsive Standards-Based Teaching: Classroom to Community and Back
    Authors: Saifer, S., Edwards, K., Ellis, D., Ko, L., and Stuczynski, A.
    Publisher: Crowin: A Sage Company, Thousand Oaks, CA
    Publication Date: November 2011
    Edition: 2nd
    ISBN-10: 1412987024
    ISBN-13: 978-1412987028
    Price: Approximately $37 plus shipping and handling
  • Widening the Circle: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for American Indian Children
    Authors: Klug, B. J., and Whitfield, P. J.
    Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer, New York, NY
    Publication Date: October 2002
    ISBN-10: 0415935113
    ISBN-13: 978-0415935111
    Price: Approximately $50 new plus shipping and handling
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice
    Author: Gay, G.
    Publisher: Columbia: University, Teachers College Press, New York, NY
    Edition: 2nd
    Publication Date: May 2010
    ISBN-10: 0807750786
    ISBN-13: 978-0807750780
    Price: Approximately $32 new plus shipping and handling

These books may be purchased at various online retailers.

Optional Books/Materials

  • Additional readings available please contact the instructor Jioanna Carjuzaa at for the list.

Computer Requirements

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

For More Information

For course information: Please contact Jioanna Carjuzaa at

Registration Questions: Please contact Extended University, Office of Continuing Education at or (406) 994-6683, toll free (866)540-5660

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