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Culturally Responsive Urban Education (CRUE) Certificate

Culturally Responsive Urban Education (CRUE) Certificate

Culturally Responsive Urban Education (CRUE) Certificate

The Culturally Responsive Urban Education certificate is designed to assist educators in meeting the needs of urban students who are culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse. The certificate course sequence takes a close look at identity development, the role of power and privilege in both individual and institutional interactions, ways to engage families and communities in support of student learning, and a social justice and equity approach to teacher pedagogy and practices. For more information on the CRUE Center visit

Certificate Structure

The CRUE certificate consists of three courses, totaling 9 credit hours, and may be earned in one year.

Certificate Format

This certificate is offered as a cohort, through our district partnerships. If you are interested in this certificate, please e-mail us.

LALC 5170: Race, Class, & Culture in Public Schools
This course will focus on understanding culture and diversity, recognizing the role of inherited power and privilege in both individual and institutional interactions and developing a philosophy of social justice and equity in education.
LALC 5180: Working with Communities and Families                                                       This course will focus on the importance of understanding and connecting with the community and families of the students in a school, by exploring the socio-cultural histories of students and communities. We will develop practical strategies and activities to uncover the rich resources that diverse students and families bring to schools as well as to connect and collaborate with the community organizations and activities to increase student engagement and relevance.
LALC 5190: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices                                                This course focuses on developing practical tools for culturally responsive, inclusive instructional strategies, classroom management and curriculum and lesson planning.

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