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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Degrees, Certificates, Study Programs


Here you will find a collection of different academic certificates, degrees, and workshops that educators, teachers, principals, and parents can take part in in order to learn more about Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Have a look around!

SERC would like to stress that it neither endorses nor is funded by or in partnership with any of these institutions or educational programs.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and Training at CCBC

The Community College of Baltimore County offers academic training and workshops to anyone that is interested in Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): "The Culturally Responsive Teaching and Training Program at CCBC enhances both educators’ and students’ awareness, adds to their knowledge of others, and strengthens their skills so that they can interact effectively with clients, patients, customers, co-workers, classmates, and colleagues."

CCBT write on their website about their program:

The CRT Program is unique among community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities. A joint project of the Office of Enrollment and Student Services via the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) as well as the Office of Instruction via the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the CRT Program trains faculty and others by engaging them in self-reflective processes that allow them to convey to others—students, in particular--the need for self-reflection and self-awareness in life’s ever-changing cultural contexts. The CRT shows participants how to examine one’s assumptions, how to gain valuable multi-cultural experience by interacting and cooperating with others, and how to develop the specific knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively with all people.

 Have a look at their program in detail here

College of St Scholastica - Certificate in Culturally Responsive Practice

St. Scholastica is an independent private college with locations across Minnesota, including our original campus in Duluth. They offer this extensive, 100% online certificate 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."

From the website: "This [...] 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."

Have a look at more details of this program here. 

Teachaway - Culturally Responsive Teaching Professional Certificate

The website Teachaway offers an online professional certificate that covers questions of culturally responsive teaching and learning from different perspectives and generally advances cultural competence for educators. It is completely self-paced and costs $49 per person. 

Have a look at more details of the certificate here on this website. 

Learners Edge - Culturally Responsive Teaching: Awareness to Action

Learners Edge is an online platform that is committed to providing fellow teachers with the kind of continuing education coursework, materials and tools that will help them succeed in the classroom and in their careers.

In this online course for $49 per person, you will learn about culturally relevant teaching, why it is relevant, and what active steps you can implement in your own work to include it. 

In this course, educators will explore the foundations of culturally relevant teaching [...] and learn actionable strategies to ensure that students of all backgrounds have equitable opportunities for success. 

Have a look at more details of this program here.  

UC San Diego Extension - Embracing Diversity & Equity Through Culturally Responsive Teaching (K-12)

The Professional Development Institute has partnered with UC San Diego Extension School and offers the online study program 'Embracing Diversity & Equity Through Culturally Responsive Teaching (K-12)'. Costs for this program start at $149 per person.

On their website, they write about their program:

This online course is designed for K-12 teachers who are looking to dig deeper into their own teaching practices and explore strategies and initiatives for incorporating students' cultural backgrounds and experiences so that the focus is on the whole child/student. This course begins by discussing the history of marginalization and how it has impacted both teaching and learning within the classroom. The foundations of culturally responsive teaching are addressed, as well as strategies for helping students who have suffered from trauma. Teachers will also learn how to help students build confidence and competence through culturally inspiring teaching practices designed to nurture the whole student. By the end of this course, teachers will feel more confident implementing the principles of culturally responsive teaching into their classrooms. 

Click here for more information on this academic program.  

Southeast Missouri State University - Certificate in Culturally Responsive Teaching

The Southeast Missouri State University offers this "series of workshops, presentations and book studies in which participants study, discuss, and reflect upon teaching with respect to the cultural diversity found at Southeast Missouri State University. The Certificate in Culturally Responsive Teaching provides tools and ideas for teaching and working with all students."

Have a look at more details of this program here

EducatorEd - Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

The University of North Dakota has partnered with Gary R. Howard for an extensive online training for educators on the topic of 'Culturally Responsive Practice'. Mr Howard has over 35 years of experience working with issues of civil rights, social justice, equity, education, and diversity, including 28 years as the Founder of the REACH Center for Multicultural Education. He completed his undergraduate work in Cultural Anthropology and Social Psychology at Yale University and did graduate work in ethics and social justice at Yale Divinity School. Mr. Howard has provided extensive training in cultural competence and culturally responsive practice and is the author of numerous articles on race, justice, and multicultural issues. 

Click here for more information on this study program. Please make sure that you choose your state on the right hand side first ('Select State to Begin') to receive more information on pricing and university credits. 

This program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

University of Colorado Denver - Culturally Responsive Urban Education (CRUE) Certificate

The University of Colorado Denver offers this academic program which focuses on "linguistically diverse education (LDE) [that] believe[s] that effective teaching requires an awareness of and the ability to respond to individual differences. LDE faculty also emphasize the importance of teachers as scholars and reflective practitioners. In particular, teachers must understand how linguistic and cultural diversity affect their teaching. [...] As an approach to teaching, this theme emphasizes the creation of diverse, rich environments in which learners experience oral and written language as part of authentic tasks, and where concern for the cultural and linguistic heritage of the students is evident."

Have a look at the details of this program here.