Undergraduate Multicultural Teaching and Learning Certificate
Effective July 1, 2015 this program has moved from the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning to the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development.
Deepen your professional impact with undergraduates through our 4-course Certificate.
Developed to assist practitioners in supporting diverse undergraduate students, the program integrates current research on student development and multicultural education to broaden your knowledge, expand your influence, and increase student engagement and success.
Professional Development for:
- Doctoral students seeking to develop their teaching and classroom skills
- Administrators of academic support centers or programs
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.
Core Courses (9 cr)
- CI 5105—Increasing Access and Success in Undergraduate Classrooms (3 cr)
- CI 5106—Multicultural Teaching and Learning in Diverse College Contexts (3 cr)
- OLPD 5712—Multicultural Theories of College Student Development Applied to Teaching and Learning (3 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
Contact the program DGS, Karen Miksch, for information regarding the 3 credit elective requirement.
How to Apply
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and may be submitted at any time. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A minimum 2.8 GPA is preferred.
All applicants must submit the following items:
- Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts. There is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review. If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material. Click here for more information about transcripts and credentials.
- Apply online
- Be sure to save your PIN and password so you can access the application system to view your admission stats.
- When completing "Application Information" you will be asked what type of program you are applying to—choose "Certificate" from the pull down menu. Next you will be asked for your primary program objective—choose "Undergraduate Multicultural Teaching and Learning."
- Complete Statements #1 & 2. Filling out statement #3 optional. When completing Statement #1, state how the chosen degree and specialization support your professional goals.
- Upload your resume on the "Supplemental Material" page.
- Continue through the application pages following instructions.
- Be sure to hit "submit" after you have completed the application. You will receive a decision notification by email within three weeks of submission of your application.
Final certificate clearance depends on completion of all course requirements, including the posting of final grades to the student’s transcript, and approval by program faculty.
In addition to completing all program requirements, students must complete the following forms:
CEHD Graduate Student Operations clears certificates on a monthly basis. Forms must be submitted on or before the first day of the month that the student intends to graduate. Students who submit forms after the first day of the month will be cleared to graduate at the end of the following month.
Successful completion of the certificate will be noted on the student's official University of Minnesota transcript and an official certificate will be issued.
Questions regarding the admissions process, admissions documents, or general information about the program should be directed to:
Specific questions regarding course content should be directed to:
Revised October 5, 2016