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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in Education

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Today’s schools are richer in diversity than ever before. This course is designed to provide educators with the resources, tools, and steps necessary to foster a welcoming, safe, and productive learning environment built on respect for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) for all students. Course participants will examine the implications of historical inequities on personal beliefs and practices, as well as modern day school policies and procedures. Educators will be challenged to look at their professional practices and curriculum materials from new perspectives and will be empowered with resources and strategies necessary to advance DEIB initiatives in their classrooms and schools.

Throughout the course, participants will engage in interactive dialogue through a variety of mediums to receive valuable feedback to reflect on from their instructor.  All formative and summative projects are reviewed and graded, and feedback from the instructor will be provided allowing the participant to enhance their portfolio of educational tools/resources to impact their classroom or school community.

Global Goals of the Course

To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

  1. Evaluate course-related research, literature, content, and strategies and formulate connections and applications to teacher practice.
  2. Develop learning experiences that foster an appreciation for diversity and build an inclusive community of learners.
  3. Design an effective learning environment built on respect for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  4. Develop standards-based lessons that are universally designed to meet the needs of all learners in the inclusive classroom.
  5. Compile quality and relevant course-related resources and strategies designed to enhance professional practices related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.


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Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment

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Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.

04/01/24 - 04/28/24
Apr 01 - 28, 2024
Zoom Meetings will be on Wednesdays (April 03, 10, 17, 24, 2024) from 5:00pm – 6:30pm Central Time.