EDG 705 - Culturally Responsive Teaching
3 Credit(s) Students will explore and reflect upon the opportunities and challenges they will encounter teaching students from diverse backgrounds.This course provides an introduction to the goals of multicultural education, strategies of culturally responsive teaching, and the habits of mind needed to become effective educators. Students will gain an understanding of the ways in which culture impacts and informs teaching, learning, and classroom climate. Issues to be addressed include ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, sexual orientation, language and other facets of identity. Includes current theory and research, as well as effective strategies to promote learning, intercultural relations, and self-esteem among all learners. Three lecture hours a week. Field-based assignments will be required.