Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Adult Education & Certificate Program

Great Seal of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Adult Education Program Manager


Adult Education

This program provides educational and career services to Native Americans within a 50-mile radius. This includes an official GED Testing Center through Pearson VUE, GED tutoring at the Durango Adult Education Center, and cultural art and education classes at The Southern Ute Detention Center.

Contact Durango Adult Education Center for GED classes and registration.

GED Scholarship

BIA 638 Scholarships for GED testing or workshops are available for Native Americans who live within 50 miles of the service area, spend 12 hours in class, score a 450 on practice tests, and submit paperwork two weeks in advance.

Certificate and Internship Programs

There are 20 scholarships that are given on a first come first serve basis. Pick up an application packet at the Education Department or call to have one mailed to you.

Education in Excellence Internships

This internship must be related to the degree or certificate the student is pursuing. The salary rate for this program is based on the student grade level.

Adult Internships

Collaboration between the Education Department and TERO, funds are available for Southern Ute Tribal Members to obtain other training and/or employment.

  • The Colorado Department of Transportation program has 6-month maintenance and clerical positions available.
  • Internships available at Crow Canyon Archeological Center by application.
  • Career-oriented internship with Los Pinos Fire Department available for Tribal members interested in this field.
  • Internships for students interested in the Energy field at Sandia, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratories by application.