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Parent and Student Resources


Contact information for DODE Programs.

DODE Gallery

Photos from past DODE events and functions.

Federal Department of Education

Links to federal education departments can be found here.

Higher Education Institutions

The websites for numerous colleges and universities in the Four Corners region and beyond are listed here.

School Directory

The directory of Navajo Nation schools is being updated. To see the most recent list from 2016-2017, click here.

State Education Departments

Website links for the education departments of the Four Corners region can be viewed here.

What is the International Baccalaureate program?

The IB program allows students to take college-level courses while in high school, which becomes a deciding factor in choosing a high school to attend. For more information, click here.

Navajo Nation Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Information

The Navajo Nation Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Assessment is for graduating High School seniors who can speak Diné Language. For more information on the assessment including registration, click here.

Navajo Traditional Apprenticeship Program

The Navajo Apprenticeship Program is designed to train enrolled participants on Navajo traditional healing ceremonies and other Navajo ceremonies in danger of being lost while becoming proficient as a Navajo traditional healing practitioner. For more information, click here.

Dine Language Culture Assessment for Teachers

Our Office of Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment Developments offers a newly revised exam to certify its own Native teachers for ongoing revitalization effort using oral Dine Language, Culture, History, and Government through partnership with tri-state departments of education- New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. For more information on the exam including registration, click here.

Teacher Resources

Professional Development Opportunities

An American Indian Perspective on Thanksgiving

For Grades 4-8: The first Thanksgiving is a lesson told to many students across the country each fall. But the role of the Indigenous peoples are often incomplete, if not inaccurate. This study by the National Museum of the American Indian provides a template for a more in-depth discussion of their role at the pivotal moment in U.S. history.

Audio, Video & Presentations

A collection of resourceful Audio, Video, and PowerPoint files of Department of Diné Education staff.

Feasibility Study: Tribal Control of Schools on Navajo Land

Department of Diné Education Feasibility Study Navajo Nation Oversight of all Bureau of Indian Education Funded Schools on Navajo Land Educational Capacity and Financial/Operational Capacity

Trainings, Forms & Documents

Various BIE training, information material, and school standards are listed here.

Reauthorization Resources

SY23-24 Reauthorization Training Booklet

Reauthorization is a key function of DODE that allows schools on the Navajo Nation to continue operation. To view the booklet and download a copy, please click here.

Grant Contract Conversion Maintenance Handbook

To view and download the handbook, click here.

Organization Chart

The Organization Chart displays the groups or persons who oversee each DODE program. To download a copy of the DODE Organization Chart, please click here.

Quarterly Reports

DODE submits a quarterly report to the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President that details accomplishments, challenges, and financial data for the previous fiscal quarter. To view the accepted reports, click here.

Navajo Head Start 2020 Annual Report

Click here to view Navajo Head Start’s annual report for Fiscal Year 2020.

Survey Reports on Academic Achievement Gap and Socioemotional Learning – December 2021

The Office of Educational Research and Statistics produced and released three surveys for students, parent/guardians, and staff/administrators. These surveys were designed to obtain personal perspectives on challenges and issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To view the report, click here.

Navajo Nation School Intervention Policy

To view DODE’s School Intervention Policy, click here.

Education Committee Resolution ECJN 09 08 NN School Intervention Policy

To view the resolution for the Navajo Nation School Intervention Policy, click here.