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Certificate in Culturally Responsive Practice

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 and learning strategies.

At its core, the certificate will help educators and other professionals deeply examine their own ways of thinking and actions that may better prepare them to improve student achievement.

Who is this program for?

This certificate program is designed for educators and other professionals interested in developing strategies that enhance instruction and improve education outcomes for all students, particularly students who maintain marginalized status and face disparities in their educational achievement.

How long will it take to complete the program?

Following a part-time schedule of one class per term, this 12-credit program can be completed in four terms, or just under a year and a half.

Admissions requirements and checklist

Start Term

Students can start the Certificate in Culturally Responsive Practice in spring or summer terms.

Course Descriptions

This program consists of four courses that examine demographic trends and achievement disparities, and offer 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.

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Expand and Collapse Required Courses

Expand and Collapse EDU 6370 - Universal Design for Learning

Examines the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the related framework of Culturally Responsive Practices. Students experience features of UDL in this course including universally designed learning modules, assigned resources in multiple formats, and choices for student-initiated projects. Students explore and apply a wide variety of technologies and strategies to remove barriers for all learners.

Expand and Collapse EDU 6570 - Developing Intercultural Competence

A critical examination of how power and privilege manifest in schools, communities and systems. Provides students an opportunity to explore beliefs, and biases as they relate to diverse issues and personal growth through completion of and examination of the IDI.

Expand and Collapse EDU 6580 - Culturally Inclusive Learning Communities and Schools

Examines culturally inclusive pedagogy and dimensions of multi-cultural education. Exploration and examination of the theoretical frameworks of multicultural education; develop skills to create and support culturally inclusive teaching and learning communities. Examine and identify the relationship between culture and learning.

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Tuition: $435/credit*

*Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.