American demographics are constantly shifting, and classrooms are filled with students from across the world. The opportunity to learn about other cultures has never been greater, and as our classrooms become more international, this is more and more relevant. This class aims to introduce strategies that allow teachers to better incorporate students from other cultures into the classroom through research-supported strategies. The children of immigrants are bringing to our classrooms new and formidable challenges for teachers, but when teachers are presented with the right techniques, all students can feel at home in our schools. This course has been designed to provide skills and knowledge that will empower the classroom teacher to meet the needs of “new faces,” and at the same time improve the educational opportunity for all students.
Carlow University ED 633 • Madonna University EDU 5960.28 • Notre Dame College ED 624 D • The College of Saint Rose EDC 699
The required text for this course is Bridging Cultures between Home and School: A Guide for Teachers by Elise Trumbull. 0-8058-3519-9
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.
Session/Module 1: Immigration Issues
Session/Module 2: Stereotypes and Myths
Session/Module 3: History of Immigration
Session/Module 4: Cultural Issues
Session/Module 5: Research and Analytical Theories
Session/Module 6: Assimilation Blocks
Session/Module 7: Parent Involvement
Session/Module 8: Culture/Value, Ethnicity, and Social
Session/Module 9: Teachers as Researchers
Session/Module 10: Meeting the Challenges
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend 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 page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
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 and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.