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Oct. 4, 2014 - April 4, 2015

Entire Certificate:
12.7 CEUs

Fee:
Individual Course: $249
Full Certificate: $1,245

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K12 Cultural Diversity Certificate

 

October 4, 2014 - April 4, 2015

This program is designed to respond to the Secretary of Education’s call for teacher preparation for working with diverse student populations. It is also meant to address the disproportionate representation of diverse student populations for school discipline and provide day to day strategies for teachers. The program is drawn from the research of Dr. Hope Murphy, who found a significant result for the variables of teachers’ cultural awareness and student discipline.  The purpose of this certificate program is to prepare teachers to effectively interact with diverse student populations. There are a total of five (5) modules with four (4) required modules and one (1) optional module. Each module lasts for 3-4 weeks and concludes with a culminating activity.  There is a journaling requirement for each module. 

Certificate Available | 12.7 CEUs

Certificate Description:

This program is designed to respond to the Secretary of Education’s call for teacher preparation for working with diverse student populations. It is also meant to address the disproportionate representation of diverse student populations for school discipline and provide day to day strategies for teachers. The program is drawn from the research of Dr. Hope Murphy, who found a significant result for the variables of teachers’ cultural awareness and student discipline.  The purpose of this certificate program is to prepare teachers to effectively interact with diverse student populations. There are a total of five (5) modules with four (4) required modules and one (1) optional module. Each module lasts for 3-4 weeks and concludes with a culminating activity.  There is a journaling requirement for each module. 

Note:

To earn the certificate, students must attend each course and show competency through completing therequired coursework/postings.

Course Descriptions:

  • CPC270 - Predominant Issues in School Discipline/The Implications of Personal Culture
    This course provides an overview of the primary issues in school discipline and their relationship to cultural constructs. It explores the relationship between personal culture and discipline, as well as the ways in which discipline styles can be influenced by communication style.
  • CPC271 - Interpretation of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Patterns
    This course increases teachers' understanding of the cultural aspect of communication. Components of this module will assist educators in their ability to interpret students' verbal and nonverbal communication styles.
  • CPC272 - Cultural Conflict
    This course explores the implications of cultural conflict. Here, participants will learn what all cultural disagreements entail and the harmful ramifications of such disagreements, particularly for minority children.
  • CPC273 - Challenging Perceptions/Classroom Strategies
    This course is a continuation of the personal culture exploration process. Teachers will be guided through an exploration of their personal culture and beliefs, along with the ways in which they can promote accord amidst a mixed cultural setting.
  • CPC274 - Initiating Cultural Change for Education (optional)
    This course provides education leaders with the necessary tools to initiate cultural change within their organizations. Participants will look at hindrances to cultural change, practical ways to begin making a difference, and research-based techniques for perpetuating cultural renewal.

Who Should Attend

New/Existing K-12 Educators for Professional Development; Teachers in teacher licensure programs

 

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, educators will be better prepared to:

  • Understand the predominant issues surrounding diversity
  • Explore personal culture and the way that it influences student discipline
  • Assist educators in their ability to interpret students' verbal and nonverbal communication patterns
  • Understand the implications of cultural conflict
  • Practice classroom strategies for the diverse classroom

 

Educational Objectives per Course:

  • CPC270 - Predominant Issues in School Discipline/The Implications of Personal
    Culture |
    3.15 CEUs

    1. Explore predominant diversity issues in school discipline
    2. Identify types of school discipline that are influenced by verbal and non-verbal communication
    3. Provide an overview of the disproportionate representation of black male students for school discipline
    4. Explore the construct of personal culture
    5. Examine available discipline data
    6. Understand potential outcomes of current practice
  • CPC271 - Interpretation of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Patterns | 1.25 CEUs  

    1. Explain the cultural dimension of communication
    2. Distinguish styles of communication
    3. Understand verbal and nonverbal communication
  • CPC272 - Cultural Conflict | 1.2 CEUs

    1. Exploration of the dynamics of cultural conflict
    2. Identification of negative outcomes of cultural conflict
    3. Addresses implications for minority children
  • CPC273 - Challenging Perceptions/Classroom Strategies | 5.1 CEUs

    1. Create opportunities for teachers to explore their personal culture
    2. Create opportunities for teachers to explore their beliefs
    3. Present the context of cultural difference
  • CPC274 (Optional) - Initiating Cultural Change in Education | 2 CEUs

    1. Discuss concrete ways to initiate cultural change
    2. Provide research based barriers to cultural change
    3. Provide research based methods to sustain cultural change

CEs: 127

CEUs: 12.7

 

Registration Price:

Individual Course: $249
Full Certificate: $1,245

 

Program Schedule:

  • CPC270 - Predominant Issues in School Discipline/The Implications of Personal
    Culture
    | 3.15 CEUs | October 4, 2014 - November 1, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (on-campus & live stream) Day One | On Campus Class will be in the Regent University Divinity Building, Room 179
  • CPC271 - Interpretation of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Patterns | 1.2 CEUs | November 8, 2014 - December 6, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (on-campus & live stream) Day One | On Campus Class will be in the Regent University Divinity Building, Room 179
  • CPC272 - Cultural Conflict | 1.2 CEUs | January 1, 2015 - January 31, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (on-campus & live stream) Day One | On Campus Class will be in the Regent University Divinity Building, Room 179
  • CPC273 - Challenging Perceptions/Classroom Strategies | 5.1 CEUs
    | February 7, 2015 - March 7, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (on-campus & live stream) Day One | On Campus Class will be in the Regent University Divinity Building, Room 179
  • CPC274 (Optional) - Initiating Cultural Change in Education | 1.27 CEUs
    | March 3, 2015 - April 4, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (on-campus & live stream) Day One | On Campus Class will be in the Regent University Divinity Building, Room 179

 

Relevant References:

"Student Perceptions of Disciplinary Conflict in Ethnically Diverse Classrooms;" an article that emphasizes the priority of understanding the impact of cultural diversity on classroom discipline

http://bul.sagepub.com/content/80/580/84.full.pdf+html

NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) upholds standards that reflect cultural diversity as one of its compliance measures.

Regent Difference:

Regent University recognizes the priority of understanding the impact of cultural diversity on classroom discipline. As outlined by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), Regent provides programs such as this to uphold standards that reflect cultural diversity as an educational compliance measure. Currently, this certificate is the only one of its kind offered to K-12 educators.

Instructors:

Dr. Hope Murphy

Dr.  Hope MurphyDr. Hope Murphy is a 2012 doctoral graduate from the School of Education at Regent University. Her area of focus is diversity and cultural awareness. Dr. Murphy earned her MBA from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Leadership and Development. She has served progressively as the Director of Online Studies, Dean of Online Studies, and Executive Vice President of National Bible College and Seminary. Currently, Dr. Murphy is the Executive Director of The Hope Institute, an organization that provides equity and diversity education, training, and advocacy. She and her husband, Mark, have four wonderful sons. Her greatest accomplishment is being a God-honoring mom who has been blessed with the opportunity to be at home to raise her children while simultaneously completing her education and collaborating with organizations to advance equitable treatment of diverse populations. With God, all things are indeed possible.