The Ed.D. Program's admission cycle for Summer 2023 is now closed. Recruitment for the next Muckleshoot EdD cohort begins January 2025. The online application for the summer 2026 admission cycle opens in April 2025.
This specific cohort will be Indigenous-centered in the curriculum and approaches in the program. This program is appropriate for students holding a Master’s degree and who are in the educational field (and allied areas) working with Tribal communities. Applications are encouraged from professionals who have worked for a Tribal organization or participated in a Tribal community for at least two (2) years. The University of Washington Tacoma in a joint partnership with the Muckleshoot Tribal College are offering Indigenous leaders the opportunity to apply to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) The Doctoral Program (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership welcomes educators, leaders, community members, advocates and those committed to systemic and societal transformation to strengthen commitment, approaches, and communities through theory, praxis, and reflection with the Ed.D. practice doctorate degree. All courses will be taught by Native American faculty/instructors (or individuals who have worked closely with tribal communities).
For more information, contact Ed,D. Advisor, Ashley Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Muckleshoot Tribal College
In 1995, the Muckleshoot Tribal Council made a significant commitment to higher education in the Muckleshoot community by creating the Muckleshoot Training Center. Designed to provide business training for tribal members seeking employment in the newly created Muckleshoot Indian Casino, the center offered computer training and college-level courses through agreements with Seattle Central Community College and Regis University of Denver, Colorado. The NACTEP Grant, known as the MOST Program, was one of the main programs at the Muckleshoot Tribal College.
Renamed Muckleshoot Tribal College in 1997, a partnership with Northwest Indian College was formed, as students continued to study for and complete the GED, pursue 2-year degrees, and receive introductory and intermediate training in a number of computer applications. Clover Park Technical College began offering its Office Assistant Training program through the NACTEP (Native American Career Technical Education Program) federal grant in 2000 that offered wide-ranging technology opportunities through the Muckleshoot Occupational Skills Training (MOST) program. The M.O.S.T. program continues today through a partnership with Green River Community College. Also in 2002, Northwest Indian College initiated the Class of 2004, to provide 2-year Associate of Arts transfer degrees.
Currently the Muckleshoot Tribal College houses the Native Technology Plus Associate of Applied Science Transfer Degree in Information Technology (I.T.) Systems, and, Security; the GED/HS21+ programs, a Pre-Apprentice Carpentry program through a partnership with Green River College, the Certified Nursing Assistant Program with Renton Technical College, the Northwest Indian College Associate of Arts, and, Bachelor’s Degree in Tribal Governance and Business. Continuing education and life skills classes are also offered throughout the year. A Writing Center was currently developed. The Muckleshoot Early College Program just celebrated its 10th Year of assisting with High School completion. To date, over 130 Muckleshoot youth have completed this program, and, moved forward in their High School completion. Other programs and partnerships are currently being developed as the Muckleshoot Tribal Council’s commitment to higher education continues today.
Muckleshoot Tribal College - Contact Information
Dr. Denise Bill, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Adult & Higher Education