Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Cultural Studies and Equity Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

This graduate certificate program is intended for degree and non-degree seeking graduate students interested in issues of culture, diversity, equity and social justice. Students enrolled in any CEBS graduate program preparing for careers in teaching, administration, counseling, or research may obtain the certificate in addition to their graduate degree. Students in graduate programs outside of CEBS with interest in education are welcome, as are non-degree seeking practicing educators looking for professional development in cultural diversity.


General Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

For admittance to the certificate program, students should be successfully admitted to the University as a degree or non-degree seeking graduate student. No other prerequisites or admission standards beyond the university requirements are needed. In alignment with the Graduate School standards, all courses must be passed with a "B" grade or higher.

Certificate Requirements — 13 Credits

Required Credits — 7 credits

ECLD 592Second Language Acquisition Theory



ECLD 602Teaching Culturally Linguistically Diverse and Bilingual Learners


EDF 618Internship in Cultural Studies and Equity


EDF 619Pluralism in Education


Elective Credits — 6 credits

Choose from the following:

APCE 623Understanding and Counseling Diverse Populations


ECLD 593Language, School and Society


EDF 685Philosophical Foundations of Education


EDSE 679Interventions for Students with Cultural and Linguistic Differences


HESA 655Multiculturalism in Higher Education and Student Affairs


HESA 665International Higher Education and Student Affairs


Program Note

A "B" grade in each of the courses must be achieved to earn the Cultural Studies and Equity Certificate.

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