Today's classroom teachers routinely face increased racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural/familial diversity within the educational structure. As a result, there is a growing need for teacher education to prepare teachers with methods of restructuring lessons that are not to be viewed as "add on's" to their content area. In Multicultural Education, participants will discover instructional strategies that benefit all students, not just fluent English speakers. A primary aim of this class is to help participants understand how language is structured, how first languages are acquired and developed, and how languages vary as these topics will be relevant in a classroom with a variety of first-languages. Having a better understanding of the basics of language allows teachers to better understand the specific struggles a student might experience when trying to attend daily classes in a language they don't fully understand.
Carlow University ED 662 • Madonna University EDU 5830.24 • Notre Dame College ED 585 C • The College of Saint Rose EDT 661
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Module 1: Federal and State Law for whom English is a New Language
Module 2: Educating Teachers for Diversity – The Context of Teaching
Module 3: Characteristics of Cultural Identity and How it Relates to Specific Educational Settings
Module 4: Defining Multicultural Education
Module 5: School and Classroom Context
Module 6: Strategies for Special Populations and Pros and Cons to Multicultural Teaching and Learning
Module 7: Classroom Processes: Context, Cooperative Learning, Pre-Instructional Strategies
Module 8: Text Books and other Instructional Materials and Effective Teaching Skills
Module 9: Second Language Teaching, Evaluation, and Assessment
Module 10: Final Integration Project
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.