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Featured Diversity-focused Courses

While diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are interwoven through the curriculum at the School of Education, the courses listed below address DEI directly. Each of these courses focuses on DEI through an intersectional lens with a goal to offer a multifaceted understanding of the experiences of those from underrepresented identities. 

Undergraduate Courses

  • C&T 235: Cultural Diversity, Equity &Inclusion
  • ELPS 250: Education & Society

Graduate Courses By Department

  • C&T 807: Multicultural Education
  • C&T 816: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • C&T 823: Intercultural Awareness in the Second Language Classroom
  • C&T 826: Language & Identity
  • C&T 907: Critcial Pedagogies
  • ELPS 798: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Higher Education
  • ELPS 830: Foundations of Multicultural Education
  • ELPS 837: History of Education & Culture in America
  • ELPS 975: Education, Technology & Social Change
  • ELPS 998: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • EPSY 875: Understanding Cultural & Individual Differences in Professional Psychology
  • EPSY 880: Ethical & Legal Issues in Psychology & Counseling
  • EPSY 896: Seminar in: Inequality in Development & Education
  • EPSY 980: Special Topics: Gender & Race in Human Development
  • SPED 998 Special Topics: Special Education and Diverse Families
  • SPED 998 Special Topics: Intersectional Injustice in Special Education Policy & Practice

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