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The purpose of this course is to build cultural competency in teachers who teach students from various diverse backgrounds. This will include a review of critical terms, ideas, and real-world case studies, providing teachers and administrators with useful information and takeaways they can apply to their practice.

The goal of this course is to help develop a better understanding of the topic and produce tangible resources to help implement plans, strategies, and ideas at your school. In addition to lecture videos, possible resource links, and assessments, you will be able to utilize the Journal and Learning Activities. Take advantage of a method that best works for you. For example, these assignments can be completed in print form on legal pad, in a spiral bound notebook, or in an actual journal. You may also complete the Journal and Learning Activities in digital form, with a word processor of your choice, as a way to have useful materials to use after successful completion of the class.


After completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Develop a working knowledge of Cultural Competency
  • Distinguish between key terms: Race, Racism, Equality, and Educational Equity
  • Understand how Implicit Bias and the Ladder of Inference work.
  • Create a working understanding of your own personal narrative and craft a Mission Statement to help diverse students.


  • You must complete a course section to unlock the next section
  • You have unlimited attempts at the assessments
  • A 70% or higher is required on each assessment
  • You must complete the Course Completion Confirmation to receive your certificate.