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Embracing the Multicultural Classroom: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Environment for All Students

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to help educators build a classroom structure where all students feel empowered and included in the classroom environment.   Through the use of videos, readings, personal reflection, and online forum questions, participants will experience the multicultural classroom, as well as learn methods to implement strategies in their own classroom. Participants will learn to shape and maintain learning conditions that facilitate a multicultural perspective during instruction, including how to identify and promote diversity, multicultural learning styles, create culturally aware lesson plans and activities, using social emotional learning strategies to impact classroom management, and strategies/ideas to educate parents on the multicultural classroom. Participants will leave the course with resources and strategies to reach students in a variety of cultures and educate them on the importance of understanding a multicultural classroom and the benefits of being multiculturally competent.

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine current research in the area of best practice in multicultural teaching (NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for effective multicultural learning strategies in today’s classroom (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  3. To analyze current multicultural instructional practices in order to create engaged practices to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  4. To explore possible applications of multicultural teaching models in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  5. To explore research-proven methods of lesson plan development in a multicultural classroom (NBTS 1,2,3,4)
  6. To synthesize best practice in culturally relevant teaching research and classroom applications to become multiculturally competent (NBPTS 2,3,4)


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Ongoing Enrollment

Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

06/29/20 - 07/26/20 Online
Jun 29 - Jul 26, 2020

08/03/20 - 08/30/20 Online
Aug 03 - 30, 2020

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