This course examines the complex topics of equity and social comprehension in the classroom. It is designed to provide educators with strategies to use in the classroom to build trust, empathy, understanding and acceptance. When students learn how to use their own strengths and points of view to contribute in a diverse classroom community, they build confidence, self esteem, learn empathy and deepen the sense of community. This course will raise teacher and student awareness of the concepts of equity, inclusivity, diversity, bias (both explicit and implicit), and social justice.
Madonna University EDU 5830.56 • Notre Dame College ED 601 E • The College of Saint Rose EDT 658 • Carlow University EDU 602
The required text for this course is Being the Change; Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K. Ahmed; Heinemann.
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 One: What is Social Comprehension?
Module Two: Why do we Need to Talk about Equity in the Classroom?
Module Three: Knowing Our Identity
Module Four: What is Active Empathetic Listening?
Module Five: Self Awareness and Sincerity
Module Six: Becoming Better Informed
Module Seven: Finding Humanity in Ourselves and Others
Module Eight: Facing Crisis Together
Module Nine: Creating Comfortable Spaces
Module Ten: Social comprehension and Equity in Literature
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.