May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

ED 735 Embracing Diversity


(3 credits)
This course provides an intensive study of the needs of diverse students and families and effective and appropriate responses to these needs within educational settings. During this course students will examine the intersection of socioeconomic status, cultural and linguistic background, gender and sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity with responses to atypical student learning and disabilities within educational environments. Students conduct critical analyses of their own personal and professional beliefs concerning diverse student populations and critique their own professional contexts in terms of sensitivity and responsiveness to diversity. Students must provide and implement concrete recommendations for improved cultural responsiveness and sensitivity to marginalized groups within their professional contexts.