Counselor Education

Certificate of Graduate Study in Culturally Responsive Practices in Education and Human Development

The 12-credit Certificate of Graduate Study in Culturally Responsive Practices is offered through the School of Education and Human Development and is designed to accommodate individuals who wish to obtain a basic background in culturally responsive practices in education and human development, especially: teachers, educational technicians, counselors, and leaders in education.

Program Requirements (12 credits)

Students are required to select at least one School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) course from the list below to ground their understandings in pedagogical practices.

EDU 559 Aspects of Reading for Multilingual Learners
EDU 562 Linguistics and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
HCE 507 Spirituality and Religion in Counseling
HCE 612 Multicultural Counseling: Social & Cultural Foundations of Helping Diverse Families
HRD 646 Global Perspectives of Adult Education and Practices
HRD 699 Independent Study (open to matriculated students only)
SED 540 Learners Who are Exceptional in General and Special Education

Other courses as approved by program advisor.

Students may choose from the following USM courses, offered outside of the School of Education and Human Development.

Leadership Studies

LOS 661 Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership
LOS 670 Leadership Study Abroad (6 credits)

Muskie School

CPD 502 Sustainable Communities

Occupational Therapy

OTH 507 Ethics and Occupational Justice

Social Work

SWO 501 Multicultural Social Work
SWO 502 Critical Thinking about Human Behavior I