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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education
This course explores cross-cultural communication and global awareness in multicultural K-12 education. Participants learn and apply the principles of culturally responsive teaching and multicultural and global education with particular attention to English language learners. Instructional strategies, diversity, and technology as related to cross-cultural communication are also addressed. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Effective 1/1/20, the University of Phoenix (UOPX) is no longer an approved TESOL program provider in the state of New Mexico. Individuals enrolling in UOPX TESOL courses will NOT satisfy course requirements for the NM TESOL endorsement. If you are located in a state other than New Mexico, please contact your Department of Education to determine if the TESOL courses will be accepted.
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
History and Overview of Culturally Responsive Teaching
- Define culture.
- Explain how culture influences teaching practices.
- Apply the principles of culturally responsive teaching.
- Compare multicultural and global education.
- Explain how technology has affected global education.
Building Community Within a Classroom
- Explain instructional strategies for cooperative learning and conflict resolution.
- Apply the concepts of multicultural and global education to classroom elements.
- Apply the concepts of multicultural and global education outside the classroom.
Diversity, Human Rights, and Overcoming Prejudice in the Classroom
- Illustrate the use of media as a resource for increasing knowledge about diversity.
- Summarize human rights laws that have shaped the world's culture.
- Define prejudice.
- Identify the causes and consequences of prejudice.
- Identify strategies for reducing prejudice within the classroom.
- Apply methods for effective cross-cultural communication.
Cross-Cultural Communication with English Language Learners
- Identify the needs of English language learners.
- Identify the legal implications of communication with English language learners within a K–12 setting.
- Identify instructional strategies for increasing global awareness.