Better connect with your students. Better the world.
When students’ cultures and past experiences merge with classroom instruction, everything takes on a whole new meaning.
The culturally responsive teaching program provides educators with foundational theory and research, as well as proven, practical strategies to enhance instruction for all learners. Examine the linguistic, social, emotional, and academic systems in school communities and how to develop culturally relevant curriculums. The program includes intentional work on awareness, sensitivity, and professional disposition.
At Saint Mary’s, you’ll learn to recognize and embrace differences in all students by engaging each student with respect, open-mindedness, compassion, and justice. This is our Lasallian Catholic heritage in action.
Be their voice. Be empowered to expand your perspective on reaching all students with varied cultures, language backgrounds, and life experiences — and how all students learn best in a school setting. Plus, explore extensive research and practical application of culturally responsive teaching strategies and best practices.
Online – August
Online – March
What Makes it Special
Complete this program in as little as one year
Digital badge offered
What You'll Learn
What You'll Learn
Evaluate beliefs that shape, inform, and guide your perspective and practice
Understand students’ cultural and educational experiences, informing teaching and learning
Integrate culturally responsive teaching principles, creating an inclusive, safe learning environment
Embed principles of culturally responsive teaching into instructional and assessment plans
Identify and evaluate relevant resources to support student learning
Hear their stories. Create your own.
Share Your Success
Share your achievements with your professional network and social connections using our digital badging. The badge for culturally responsive teaching showcases your accomplishment for completing all 15 credits of this program, and the value of your relevant skills and professional knowledge.
Empower yourself to be a difference-maker for all students by gaining a new perspective on how to help your students, while earning a credential that shows your skills and expertise in a specific area in education. A graduate certificate in culturally responsive teaching can help you advance your career and open up a world of opportunities.