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Undergraduate Multicultural Teaching and Learning Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, 206 Burton Hall, 178 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-1006; fax: 612-624-3377)
Email: olpd@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Ugrd Multicultural Tchng & Lrnng PBacc Cert
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The post baccalaureate certificate in undergraduate multicultural teaching and learning aims to improve the quality of instruction and academic support for all undergraduates, particularly those who traditionally have been underprepared for and underserved in higher education. The required core courses are designed to provide opportunities to apply multicultural theory to practice and engage as reflective practitioners.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Students may apply to the undergraduate multicultural teaching and learning graduate certificate any time; there is no set application deadline. All applicants must complete the ApplyYourself online application and submit a personal statement. The personal statement should address: interest in the program; professional/academic or community qualifications; what the student will bring to the program, and; how completion of the certificate will build on the applicant's capacity to transform.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
To obtain the undergraduate multicultural teaching and learning graduate certificate, students must take 3 core courses (9 credits) and 1 elective course (3 credits), for a minimum of 12 course credits. The 3 core courses are listed below. Contact the director of Graduate Studies for information regarding the 3-credit elective requirement.
Core Courses
CI 5105 - Increasing Access and Success in Undergraduate Classrooms (3.0 cr)
CI 5106 - Multicultural Teaching and Learning in Diverse College Contexts (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5712 - Multicultural Theories of College Student Development Applied to Teaching and Learning (3.0 cr)
 
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CI 5105 - Increasing Access and Success in Undergraduate Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamentals and best practices for promoting student access, persistence, and retention within classroom. Focuses on traditionally under-represented/-served populations.
CI 5106 - Multicultural Teaching and Learning in Diverse College Contexts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/pedagogy for culturally responsive teaching from perspectives of teachers/learners in postsecondary settings. Critical multicultural education, universal instructional design, integrated multicultural instructional design.
OLPD 5712 - Multicultural Theories of College Student Development Applied to Teaching and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Multicultural student development theories/theorists. Implications for teaching/learning. Students reflect on The Student Personnel Point of View and Learning Reconsidered: Campus-wide Focus on the Student Experience and other collaborative efforts.