This course provides an understanding of the pressing issues in educating K-12 learners from both non-dominant and dominant cultures (e.g., multicultural education) including:
- The influence and historical movements in multicultural education in the U.S.
- How the breadth of topics in multicultural education affect K-12 teachers and learners
- The best practices in the education of K-12 students
The course project, Multicultural Education Tutorial: Promoting and Implementing Multicultural Education in the School Community, focuses candidates on conducting interviews and using research to develop a practice for multicultural education in a school or community context.
This course includes field-based activities that take place in a K-12 school/district community setting.
Course Learning Objectives
- Discuss the need for and general goal of multicultural education, including its historical development.
- Recognize the heterogeneity among the school-aged population and the implications for classroom instruction.
- Describe the breadth of multicultural education, including issues of social class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, and exceptionality.
- Apply knowledge of research-based recommendations to design and implement culturally responsive pedagogy (i.e., equity pedagogy) spanning K-12.
This course includes field-based activities that take place in a K-12 school/district setting. Candidates are also required to work with a mentor in this course (e.g., a licensed K-12 teacher, school principal, other licensed K-12 educator, etc.) and complete activities with K-12 students onsite in a school-based classroom. Candidates are required to provide contact information for their field-experience mentor and school in Assignment 1.1. For more information about field experience courses, please contact your Student Solutions Advisor.