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SI: Becoming a Culturally Competent Educator: Models, Theories, and Resources is a Course

SI: Becoming a Culturally Competent Educator: Models, Theories, and Resources

Starts Jun 21, 2021
4.0 credits

$60 Enroll

Full course description

This is a for-cost course. To accept responsibility for payment and pay via credit card, use the Promotional Code: SendMeInvoice when signing up for this course. Once you are enrolled you will receive an invoice for the cost of this course. If payment is not received prior to June 1, 2021, you will be dropped from the course.

Course Introduction

For several years, our schools have been comprised of primarily students of color. The percentage of students of color is increasing. However, our teaching force remains stubbornly White, mainly White females, with a little change being projected. The tension and injustices between this primarily white teaching force and our students of color cannot be denied. Achievement gaps, underachievement, special education underrepresentation, disciplinary over-representation, and gifted education underrepresentation existent far too many schools. Ample data indicate that culturally competent educators can reverse these negative patterns/trends. Theories, models, strategies, and resources are shared to guide educators into becoming culturally competent educators – anti-racist, equity-minded, advocacy-oriented – and dispositions, knowledge, and skills.

Learning Objectives

Participants will become (more) familiar with models and theories that improve cultural competence and decrease or eliminate racial prejudice and discrimination.


Course Dates

June 21

Required Live Sessions:

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 9:00am - 1:00pm on the following days:

Monday, June 21


*Please log in to the course prior to our synchronous start time to review any course related information.

Course Instructor(s)

Dr. Donna Y. Ford

Dr. Edward C. Fletcher

Dr. James L. Moore

Summer Institute Course Theme

Teaching for Equity and Social Justice



information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 10 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


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