Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education

The Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education (GCME) targets full- or part-time graduate students who seek academic preparation in multicultural education in order to build/improve their capacity for working well/effectively with diverse populations. Master's and doctoral students enrolled in various disciplines, as well as current administrative professionals who already possess an undergraduate degree and have 1-2 years' full-time work experience, will particularly benefit from this certificate. Though the graduate certificate in ME targets full- or part-time graduate students who have completed an undergraduate teacher education licensure program, and/or an alternative route to licensure program, students need not be licensed to take the certificate, but should be aware that this is not a licensure program.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education, students will be able articulate, demonstrate understanding of, and convey the significance of the following six points of consensus regarding multicultural education established by the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME):

  1. To respect and appreciate cultural diversity.
  2. To promote the understanding of unique cultural and ethnic heritage.
  3. To promote the development of culturally responsible and responsive curricula.
  4. To facilitate acquisition of the attitudes, skills, and knowledge to function in various cultures.
  5. To eliminate racism and discrimination in society.
  6. To achieve social, political, economic, and educational equity.


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Program Information

Plans of Study: Part II
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