Accessible Higher Education for Citizens of Native Nations

On-Campus Classes 

TLCEE offers an array of courses on the quarter system at various points throughout the academic year, including:

  • Working in Tribal Communities: An Introduction
  • Working in Tribal Communities: Preparing for the Field
  • Working in Tribal Communities: Service Learning
  • California Indian Strategies for Contemporary Change
  • Federal Indian Law & Policy
  • California Indian History
  • Cultures of Native Southern California
  • Introduction and Practicum in a Native Language I & II
  • California Experiences in Native Cultural Resource Management
  • Qualitative Research Design & Methodology for Indigenous Peoples
  • Introduction to Museum Studies

Working in Tribal Communities I, II, III are designed to train students for work in their own or another tribal community or tribal organization.  UCLA Students and UCLA Extension students collaborate with TLCEE Tribal Community Partners to brainstorm, create, and implement nation-building  projects that will benefit the community or organization.  The projects also provide TLCEE students with hands-on experience to enhance their studies and prepare them for post-graduation employment. 

If your tribal community or organization is interested in being a Tribal Community Partner, please contact us at or call 310-794-5216 for more information.