Cultivating Diverse Classrooms: Cultural Competency

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Cultivating Diverse Classrooms: Cultural Competency

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This course satisfies one of the Foundations in School Climate and Culture requirements for the School Culture Advocate Certification. Learn more at

Course Description: With the increase of social justice issues being highlighted in the media across the country, the practice of cultural competency has become a crucial skill educators are encouraged to practice. Classrooms have become more diverse, creating a need for educators to be cognizant of different practices, beliefs, and needs of each individual student. A number of practices adopted by school districts across the country have been shown to contribute to creating inclusive environments for students from different cultural backgrounds.
This course will cover the subject of cultural competency, and why understanding this subject is crucial to better serve students. Participants will be guided through terminology, the policies and practices that contribute to cultural competency, and be given ideas on how to support student success and positive change in policies and practices of school districts.

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This is a 2-credit course.

Upcoming sections:

October 20, 2019 - November 30, 2019
December 22, 2019 - February 1, 2020
February 23, 2020 - April 4, 2020
April 26, 2020 - June 6, 2020
June 7, 2020 - July 18, 2020
July 19, 2020 - August 29, 2020

Course Fees (💵😱 THE SAVING: $70 License Renewal and $270 Grad Credit for online courses now through 10/20! 😱💵)

License Renewal - $70
Para credit - $70
Graduate Credit - $270
Audit - $70

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact or call 515.381.0588.

Graduate Credit Policy
Participants are limited to 12 graduate credits per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All course cancellations or requests to change credit type must be received in writing or electronically at least fourteen days prior to the class start date. All refunds requested before this deadline will be subject to a $40 cancellation fee per course cancelled. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this deadline, however, we can move you to a future session of the same course if possible. Iowa Safe Schools reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancelled courses may be rescheduled at a later date.

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