2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-11-103.1a. Native American language – Teaching in public schools.

A Native American language is hereby recognized as a language art and may be taught in the public schools of the state in educational programs. Native American language classes taught in the public schools may be counted by a public school in fulfilling core curriculum requirements and shall be granted the same credit as a world language. For the purposes of this section, Native American languages may be taught in the public schools by:

1. Any qualified teacher who holds a valid traditional or alternative Oklahoma teaching certificate; or

2. A teacher who holds a valid certificate in Native American Languages issued by the State Board of Education and either qualifies for an Alternative Placement Teaching Certificate or is supervised by a teacher who is highly qualified in the content area for the appropriate level of instruction.

Added by Laws 2014, c. 16, § 1, eff. July 1, 2014.

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