Dr. Shannon Amiotte Dean of Education Email
Dorraine Benson Associate Professor Email
Tom Raymond Assistant Professor Email
Tamara Bauck Assistant Professor Email
Linda Olsen Assistant Professor Email
Alicia Zephier-Janis Secretary Email

Current News:

Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • April 3rd 2017
    • 9:00am: Chairs Mtg.
  • April 7th 2017
    • 10:00am: All Staff Meeting
  • April 14th 2017
    • East Holiday - Good Friday
  • April 17th 2017
    • Application to Graduate Program Due
    • Registration Begins for Fall 2017
  • April 21st 2017
    • 10:00am: Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye Mgt.
  • April 28th 2017
    • 9:00am: Research Symposium
  • May 1st 2017
    • 9:00am: Chairs Mtg.
  • May 5th 2017
    • Classes End
    • 10:00am: All Staff Meeting

Education Department

Vision Statement

To graduate highly qualified, professional, motivated, and reflective teachers who posses and teach/practice Wolakolkiciyapi in a multicultural, changing world. The professional teacher education program views Wolakolkiciyapi as reflection and conduct of the Lakota Virtues as a means of improving self and others.

The Professional Teacher Education Program Mission

Graduates from our programs will be proficient as competent reflective teachers of content, theory, and application with an emphasis on (Lakota Virtues) character education while emphasizing community empowerment through reflection of traditional Lakota perspectives.

Instructional Delivery:

Oglala Lakota College's Education Department utilizes instructional delivery based around an Experiential-Interactive Model. Our experiential-interactive model focuses on giving teacher trainees practical application relating to the profession of teaching. Our model includes the following:

  • A Professional Development School Model;
  • dialogue between student and teacher;
  • guidance and facilitation;
  • enforces student-student collaboration;
  • incorporates a conscious integration of language and content area;
  • focuses on the development of high-level thinking skills;
  • instructional presentation generates intrinsic rather than extrinsic motivation.

Degrees and Programs:

  • Associate of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in K-8 Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in K-12 Lakota Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Science 7-12 Secondary Education with Endorsements available in Earth Science, Math, and Biology
  • K-12 Special Education Certification