Culturally Responsive Teaching

Classrooms are becoming more and more diverse. In order to successfully teach students and better serve families and communities from different cultural backgrounds, teachers need to build cultural competency. Covering essential theories around culturally responsive teaching, this course is relevant to every teacher working in a diverse school setting and equips teachers with the essential teaching methods and strategies needed to connect effectively with students and parents of all cultural backgrounds.

Culturally responsive teaching: Connecting with students and parents of different cultures

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This course prepares teachers across all subject areas and levels to work with culturally diverse students and their families.
No prerequisites
Not for credit
1.5 Hours
100% online and self-paced
Professional certificate
$49 USD
Cultural competence for educators

Course Curriculum

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This module will provide participants with the background and context needed to understand the impact of culture - the teacher’s, the students’ and the community’s - in the classroom. Participants will be asked to reflect on their own experiences of culture in the classroom and to consider their current level of cultural competency.

In this module, participants will consider the impact of the teacher on culture in the classroom and how they can intentionally shape that culture. Participants will consider their own classroom practice and be asked to conduct a classroom cultural-needs analysis.

This module focuses on students - how they shape classroom culture and how their cultural framework affects their learning. Participants will be asked to identify critical elements of teaching, learning environment and teacher-student interactions in order to develop resources for their own classroom.

This module explores the home-school relationship, why it matters and how to build strong connections with students’ families. Participants will develop a plan to promote meaningful and culturally-responsive relationships between the home and classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions


None. Participants are not required to hold a Bachelor’s degree or teaching license in order to enroll.

Yes, you do not have to be a licensed teacher to take this course.

A word processor is required when taking the course as you will need to download materials and submit assignments.

The course is compatible with most electronic devices. While the recommended device is a laptop or desktop, the course can be accessed via a browser on most smartphones and tablets.

No. Books and physical materials are not required for the course. All materials needed to complete the course will be available online through the course platform.


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice assessment covering all content. Learners will also be required to submit a written assignment as a final summative activity. The passing grade for all assignments and tests is 70%.

No. There are no in-class components to the course.

Check with your district and state licensure requirements as the certificate may satisfy these requirements.

Tuition and payment

Participants can purchase the course here.
After purchasing the course, you will receive an email with a code and a link to get started. You are required to use the code in order to activate your account so you can create a profile and get started!

Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Paypal are all accepted as methods of payment.

No. Payment for the course is due in full upon registration and payment plans are not available.

Financial aid is not available.

This course is non-refundable. Please make sure that a course is approved by your governing body for any professional development requirements before purchasing.

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