MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION AND HUMAN RELATIONS IN SCHOOLS
Grade Level: 11-12 Credit Value: .5 FACS per semester
Prerequisite: Introduction to Education
College Credits: Credits are earned through Normandale Community College (A total of 3 concurrent enrollment credits are available) > learn more here
Offered in the spring of odd number years (2019, 2021)
Course Description: Multicultural Education and Human Relations in Schools introduces students interested in pursuing a career in education to core concepts and approaches to multicultural education including issues related to student, family, and community diversity based on culture, language, race, class, gender, sexual identity, and disability. Education topics discussed will also include hierarchy of education with regards to privilege, equity and access to high quality education, Students will engage with the material using knowledge of their life experiences and those of diverse students in urban and rural public schools to learn culturally and linguistically responsive classroom strategies. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating the multicultural competence required of all successful teachers working with today's diverse youth.
Class Participation and Attendance: Each student will attend all class periods and participate in class activities including working with mentor teachers in an authentic classroom setting.
Text Reading: Students will read all assigned readings -- textbook, articles, and self-selected texts -- carefully with detailed analysis and participate in related class activities.
Field Experiences: Students will visit various educational settings in order to engage in or with multicultural experiences. On this site visits, students are required to dress in a professional manner.
Capstone: Students create a culminating project showing evidence of their growth throughout the semester highlighting their experiences.
Students will be required to take the Normandale Accuplacer Test (if required) and apply to and be accepted at Normandale Community College to receive these credits.