Race, Culture and Equity in Education Minor
School of Education
American young people represent the world’s cultural and racial diversity. For that reason, today’s teachers must be culturally competent in order to offer their students transformative educational experiences. Through the School of Education’s Race, Culture and Equity in Education minor, students gain critical expertise in the intersection of race, culture, and equity in the educational lives of youth, their families, and their communities. The minor focuses on urban, suburban, and rural settings because issues of race, culture, and equity affect all communities.
Students in this minor will:
- Understand and develop culturally sustaining pedagogies, teaching practices that leverage and support students’ identities.
- Learn to build relationships with students and communities through community-based education.
- Develop their own identities as racially and culturally literate educators in classrooms where they consider multiple points of view critically, but respectfully.
- Apply these educational frameworks across diverse settings.