The Graduate Certificate in Culturally Responsive Practice provides educators and other interested professionals skills and strategies to harness the gifts that students and individuals bring to schools and organizations to create inclusive learning environments.
The Certificate includes a comprehensive set of courses that examine demographic trends and achievement disparities and offers research-based strategies that help meet the needs of a diverse student population. The coursework is flexible in that it also applies to other professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion to inform their practice.
At its core, the certificate will help educators and other professionals deeply examine their own ways of thinking and actions to make a positive difference in the lives of the people and students they work with.
This 100 percent online program provides opportunities for participants to examine the needs of a changing demographic K-12 student body, reflect upon current educational practices, examine systems of power and create culturally responsive best practice teaching, learning and leadership strategies.
This certificate consists of four courses that examine demographic trends and achievement disparities, and offers research-based teaching strategies that help meet the needs of a diverse student population.
All courses may be applied toward the Master of Education degree program to meet elective strand requirements. Application Priority Consideration
The application deadline for priority consideration for Fall term is August 1, Spring term is December 1, and Summer term is May 1. Review of completed application files will continue until all open seats for the program are filled.
The 12-credit certificate is specifically designed to meet the needs of working adults with a convenient, 100 percent online format. By taking one course per term, you can earn your certificate in just over a year.
The Certificate in Culturally Responsive Practice will consider applicants who:
The Certificate in Culturally Responsive Practice graduate program grants acceptance in the following categories:
Note: Meeting minimal entrance requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. Exceptions to minimum criteria may be made at the discretion of the admissions committee. The admissions committee may choose to interview applicants.
Students must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
EDU 6370 ~ Universal Design for Learning - 3 cr.
EDU 6570 ~ Intercultural Development & Competence - 3 cr.
EDU 6580 ~ Creating and Sustaining Culturally Inclusive Learning Communities and Schools - 3 cr.
EDU 6590 ~ Critical Pedagogy: Teaching and Leading for Social Change - 3 cr.