Advanced Seminar in Issues of Poverty, Race, and Class

Course Description

This course examines the issues of Poverty, Race and Class in terms of demographics, instructional, and structural influences associated with variations in student achievement. A thorough review of historical and emerging research around these issues will be examined within the lens of standards, accountability, and leadership policies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the demographics of their school/classroom.
  • Be able to identify the patterns and trends in data related to demographics of poverty, race, and class.
  • Develop the skills to be able to analyze data related demographics of poverty, race, and class.
  • Develop an understanding of the "antecedents of excellence" that are associated with variations in student achievement based on poverty, race, and class.
  • Identify the ingredients in a plan of action that directly addresses issues in teaching strategy, curriculum, leadership, and policy to address disparities based upon poverty, race, and class.
  • Understand the components of managing professional time necessary for accomplishing leadership tasks.
  • Develop an understanding of the leadership qualities needed to produce effective classroom instruction for all students.
  • Apply patterns and trends in data related to demographics of poverty, race, and class in their school/classroom.
  • Present graphic and written evidence of data analysis of poverty, race, and class in their school/classroom.
  • Synthesize the "antecedents of excellence" that are associated with variations in student achievement based on poverty, race, and class.
  • Create a plan of action that directly addresses issues in teaching strategy, curriculum, leadership, and policy to address disparities based upon poverty, race, and class revealed in their school/classroom.
  • Engage with other colleagues to critique each others' plan of action related to how to address disparities based upon poverty, race, and class in their school/classroom.

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

100+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

Sanford College of Education

“Our goal is to deliver high quality educator preparation programs that feature social-emotional learning and evolve inspiring professionals who have positive impact in PK-12 school settings.”
Sanford College of Education
Osvaldo A.
Class of 2019