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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 405 Culturally Responsive Teaching

3 Credit(s)
Students will explore and reflect upon the challenges and opportunities 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, socioeconomic status, gender, 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 per week. Includes 1-3 hours of field experience weekly. Prerequisite: EDC 115  or EEC 105 , or ENL 110 , or equivalent.