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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (EDU-330)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain the key concepts of diversity and the purpose of studying diversity; analyze the frameworks for illustrating cultural identity; identify teaching strategies to promote positive responses to diversity; explain race from sociopolitical and historical perspectives; identify successful approaches to supporting linguistically diverse children; investigate the potential for challenges and resiliency connected to socioeconomic status; evaluate strategies for support children from lower SES backgrounds; explain the context of religions and spirituality within families, schools, and across the United States; describe demographic contexts and diverse family structures; explain concepts of ability and disability in a historical and social context; identify the responsibilities of professionals in meeting all children’s needs in program and school settings; synthesize evidence-based decisions that inform culturally and individually relevant practice; and evaluate instructional strategies that support diverse learners.


Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (EDU-330) teaches participants strategies for teaching through the lens of culturally responsive pedagogy. Students examine instructional strategies for teaching diverse populations. The readings and practice materials are designed to develop the cultural competency skills necessary to engage students with diverse background. Students will gain a deeper understanding of important differences among students, and strengths within families, communities, and programs and they explore strategies for making instructional decisions that reflect culturally responsive pedagogy. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (5/21).