K-12 Certificate in
Asian American Studies
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Enhance Student Learning with a Multicultural Teaching Certificate
The K-12 Certificate in Multicultural Teaching: Asian American Studies will enable educators to deliver quality multicultural instruction that is now required by multiple states and school districts.
- Self-paced and interactive
- 100% Online
- 35-hour program
- 3.5 CEUs credits
- Includes lesson plans
- Mapped to Common Core, Social Emotional Learning, and Social Justice competency standards
The Asian American History Certificate is designed for K-12 educators who want to successfully incorporate Asian American history and perspectives into their classrooms and the consciousness of their students. Americans who identify as Asian are projected to become the largest minority group in the U.S. by mid-century, yet their unique experiences and many contributions to our country are largely overlooked.
The K-12 Certificate in Multicultural Teaching: Asian American Studies is important because the rich and diverse history of Asian Americans is often left out of K-12 classroom textbooks and curriculum. During this course, students will explore the importance of teaching Asian American history, the various ways Asian Americans identify, and how their identity may be vastly different than their portrayal in the media. Students will also discover the larger structural forces behind Asian migration to the U.S. Furthermore, students will learn about historical and current discriminatory experiences with racism and relatedly, the challenges Asian migrants have faced with citizenship status. Lastly, we leave students with the ways Asian Americans have participated in both activism and solidarity with other communities for a hopeful future.
Certificate Learning Outcomes
- Understanding the importance of teaching Asian American Studies
- Guidance in facilitating students’ exploration of their identity
- Exploration of best practices for teaching citizenship, immigration, and civil rights through the lens of the Asian American experience
- Understanding community building as a method to promote a more safe and just society
- Module 1: Why Teach Asian American Studies
- Module 2: Identity & Representation
- Module 3: War & Migration
- Module 4: Racism & Citizenship
- Module 5: Activism & Solidarity
- Capstone: Create a Lesson Plan
- Community of Practice Access
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, successful completion of the Asian American History Certificate allows K-12 educators to receive 3.5 continuing education units (CEUs).
All learners are eligible to apply. There are no specific admissions requirements. It’s recommended that learners have a K-12 teaching degree.
The certificate is a 35-hour online, interactive, continuing education course.
Yes. This course is asynchronous and self-paced.
The Asian American History Certificate is designed for educators who want to expand their teaching skills and earning potential by learning to incorporate Asian American history and perspectives into their classrooms and the consciousness of their students. This certificate will also allow educators to deliver multicultural instruction that is now required by multiple states and school districts.