Course Description

This course is designed to help educators build a classroom structure where all students feel empowered and included in the classroom environment.   Through the use of videos, readings, personal reflection, and online forum questions, participants will experience the multicultural classroom, as well as learn methods to implement strategies in their own classroom. Participants will learn to shape and maintain learning conditions that facilitate a multicultural perspective during instruction, including how to identify and promote diversity, multicultural learning styles, create culturally aware lesson plans and activities, using social emotional learning strategies to impact classroom management, and strategies/ideas to educate parents on the multicultural classroom. Participants will leave the course with resources and strategies to reach students in a variety of cultures and educate them on the importance of understanding a multicultural classroom and the benefits of being multiculturally competent.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:

  1. Examine multicultural learning theories.
  2. Explore challenges and concerns in promoting diversity. 
  3. Confront stereotypes and personal prejudices.
  4. Examine culturally relevant teaching and purposeful planning.
  5. Explore lesson planning in the multicultural classroom. 
  6. Increase access and success in multicultural lesson planning.
  7. Assess social emotional strategies to help students gain a multicultural perspective. 
  8. Examine methods and mediums to educate parents on the multicultural classroom.


System Requirements

  • Computer with word processing software
  • Internet access connection
  • Software capable of reading PDF files
  • Software capable of viewing PowerPoint presentations


This course is recommended for K-12 teachers and administrators looking to gain background information embracing the multicultural classroom and creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all students.  Participants must hold a baccalaureate degree. 



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Section Title
Embracing the Multicultural Classroom:Creating an Inclusive & Equitable Environment for All Students
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with the connecting link.

Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days 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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