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LGBTQ Students: Meeting Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, 4.5 CEUs, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
Participants in this course will learn the history of the LGBTQ movement, key terminology, how preconception and discrimination impact the LGBTQ community and review strategies for fostering LGBTQ-inclusivity in schools. Participants will examine myths and perceptions, as well as curriculum and best practices associated with LGBTQ students. Participants will be provided multiple opportunities to engage in discussions and activities that refine and define strategies and practices focusing on meeting the comprehensive needs of LGBTQ students. 

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

1. Identify myths and perceptions relating to LGBTQ
2. Design teaching strategies and lessons that include LGBTQ perspectives
3. Understand how to support parents and stakeholders around LGBTQ inclusivity and creating safe spaces for all students
4. Identify strategies to promote understanding between LGBTQ students and their peers, parents, and school
5. To demonstrate proficient knowledge of outreach organization and activities that provide students, parents, and school community the knowledge and techniques to support LGBTQ students

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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.

03/02/20 - 03/29/20 Online
Mar 02 - 29, 2020

05/11/20 - 06/07/20 Online
May 11 - Jun 07, 2020

07/20/20 - 08/16/20 Online
Jul 20 - Aug 16, 2020

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.