Interactive Special Ed Classes Offered at DKMCMay 15th, 2000 | By tcj | Category: 11-4: All Our Children Are Special, Tribal College News
Dull Knife Memorial College (DKMC) in Lame Deer, Mont., is working with Montana State University (MSU) in Billings to provide special education teacher training. A grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs helps support the four-year program. Fourteen full time students and three part-time students are working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in special education. They started in January.
Three master’s level candidates and 10 bachelor’s level candidates will go to MSU-Billings this summer while the others attend summer classes at the tribal college. The university will offer four interactive television classes in Lame Deer each year, meaning that students will not have to travel the 120 miles to Billings for those classes.
“The determination of these students is very impressive,” according to Sharon Dinstel, director of the special education project at Dull Knife. “Many of them are holding down full time jobs in the area of special education, as well as attending DKMC full time, not to mention all the responsibilities of family, community, and self. They have expressed their gratitude and appreciation to have a program that will help them complete their degrees,” she said.