Creating a classroom environment that represents diverse perspectives of students, produces culturally competent and global citizens, and celebrates diversity is a commitment to greater social change. Schools need ethnic studies educators who can apply a critical lens to teaching about race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation in American society in order for students of color to understand their history and realize their potential. Choosing the path that provides you with the right foundation for building community within your classroom is key to becoming that champion for equity and social change.
*Duration times can vary, talk to your student success coach for more information.
Total Units 8 Units
An introduction to either race and ethnicity concepts or theories and concepts in racial, class, and gender inequalities within a K-12 context
Either an introduction to pedagogies of ethnic studies for a K-12 environment or an introduction to pedagogies of ethnic studies and practical application in a K-12 environment
Racism and racial justice either from a historical perspective or in relation to racial inequity
Pedagogy around the contradictions of knowledge and power in educational institutions and either related academic research or practical applications
Pedagogy and disparate outcomes with Chicana/o students through either preservice hours or weekly volunteering sessions
Pre-service teacher education candidates enrolled in the GSOE Teacher Education Program – Ethnic Studies Pathways
In-service P-12 educators
Civic and community leaders
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Required (8 Units )
Introduction to the Study of Race and Ethnicity for K-12 EducatorsThis course will introduce K-12 educators to the foundational theories and concepts in Ethic Studies, and examine how social institutions have historically shaped race relations and social processes producing racial, class, and gender inequalities and stratifications.