Culture and Inclusion

Culture and Inclusion

Course Number: EDUC X426

4 units

Examination of culture and cultural diversity and the relationship to academic achievement, development, implementation and evaluation of culturally inclusive instruction. Topics include:

  • Cultural concepts and perspectives
  • Cultural contact
  • Cultural diversity in California and the United States
  • Cross-cultural interaction
  • The roles of culture in the classroom and the school
  • Culturally inclusive learning environments
  • Family and community involvement
  • Culturally inclusive curriculum and instruction

The course is designed to provide candidates with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentials for Culture and Inclusion, CTEL Domains 1 (Culture and Cultural Diversity and Their Relationship to Academic Achievement) and 2 (Culturally Inclusive Instruction). EDUC X426 is a required course for the CLAD Through CTEL Program and an elective course for the University's Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program.


A valid Single or Multiple Subjects, Education Specialist, or Service Credential with special authorization and submission of a program application.

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