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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. Further, the certificate targets full- or part-time graduate students who have completed an undergraduate teacher education licensure program, and/or an alternative route to licensure program, in which multicultural education coursework (or related content (e.g., cultural diversity, cultural competency, etc.) was not a significant part of the program to build/improve their capacity for working well/effectively with diverse PK-12 student populations and their families.

Though the GCME 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 do not need to be licensed to take the certificate and should be aware that the GCME is not a licensure program.

For more information, please visit the Multicultural Education page.

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education, students will be able to 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) which are:

  1. Respecting and appreciating cultural diversity.
  2. Promoting the understanding of unique cultural and ethnic heritage.
  3. Promoting the development of culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining curricula, pedagogies, and praxes.
  4. Facilitating acquisition of the attitudes, skills, and knowledge to function in various sociocultural and sociopolitical contexts.
  5. Eliminating racism and other forms of oppression and discrimination in society.
  6. Achieving social, political, economic, and educational equity and justice.

Career Possibilities

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 as PK-12 school teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators, and in other licensed and non-licensed school personnel roles, as higher education faculty and co-curricular services staff, and in various community-based educational roles (e.g., non-profit organizations).

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Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education

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Department of Teaching and Learning

The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission educational research and the preparation of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice.

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