This certificate is designed for educator licensure candidates to enhance their understanding of the diversity of cultures they can expect in their future classrooms. Candidates will learn to provide culturally relevant pedagogy while expanding the principles of universal design to improve learning for all students. This certificate is open to any NIU student who intends to pursue or who has been admitted to educator licensure.
All course requirements for this certificate must be completed at NIU within three calendar years. Students pursuing this certificate must file a formal application with the associate dean of the College of Education at least one semester prior to graduation and must complete all certificate requirements before the certificate is listed on the transcript.