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Teaching and Learning Specialization


You can become a leader in your field by helping to support diversity and equity in the classroom. With this program, you can develop professional, specialized skills that can enhance your ability to address diversity and the achievement gap. Using current research on the needs of English learners as a foundation, the program is designed to help you learn valuable techniques for improving teaching methods and student achievement in multicultural settings.

You will have the opportunity to gain insight on creating an environment of acceptance and equity in your classroom. You can benefit from the latest research on best teaching practices, lesson planning, and the design of educational activities, all with an emphasis on meeting the needs of a culturally diverse student population.

The curriculum is designed to help you prepare for careers in:

  • K–12 education

  • Education administration

  • Educational consulting

  • Parent education

Degree Requirements

  • 33 total units

    • Core Courses (18 units)

    • Specialization Courses (15 units)
Core Courses (18 units)

EDU 608

EDU 615 Diversity in the Classroom 3
EDU 620 Second Language Acquisition and Development 3
EDU 667 Instructional Strategies for English Learners 3
EDU 697 Research in Education 3
EDU 698 Analyzing and Synthesizing Research 3

Specialization Courses (15 units)

EDU 600

EDU 601 Social Justice, Diversity, and Equity in the Classroom 3
EDU 602 Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Classrooms 3
EDU 603 Using Data to Inform Teaching and Learning 3
EDU 604 Curriculum and Instruction Development for Increased Learning 3