Course Description

Based on the diverse experiences of LGBTQ students and their allies, this essential course brings together the major issues that schools must address to improve the educational outcomes for gender and sexual minority students—as well as all students.  The course highlights how educators can make their schools more supportive of LGBTQ students’ positive development and academic success.  It covers emerging practices such as creating an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, fostering a whole-school climate that is support of LGBTQ students; and initiating effective community outreach programs.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: LGBTQ Youth and Education
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $425.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Sadowski, M. (2016). Safe is not enough: Better schools for LGBTQ students. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Mayo, C. (2014). LGBTQ youth and education: Policies and practices. New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University.

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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