The Culturally Responsive Urban Educator Certificate

In response to dramatic demographic changes and a pattern of underachievement and disengagement of large numbers of students in our schools, there is a national movement underway to support teachers to critically examine, reflect on, and respond to practices for students from diverse backgrounds.

The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver has developed a graduate level certificate program 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.

The program is a nine hour graduate certificate consisting of three, 3.0 credit hour graduate courses, offered over the three semesters. The hybrid-style courses are a combination of traditional classroom sessions and online sessions. The classrooms sessions occur every two weeks for three hours (5-8pm). The course meets off-campus in an effort to help reduce costs to participants.

If you have any questions related to the CRUE Certificate or an individual course, please contact us at contact@cruecenter.org.