Diversity Initiatives

The College of Education strives to provide a welcoming environment for all who work, study, and visit here.  Below are descriptions of some of our diversity initiatives.

College of Education Diversity Committee

The College of Education Diversity Committee is an active advisory committee comprised of faculty, staff and students from a diverse range of orientations and backgrounds.  They serve the college through providing student support, advising the Dean on recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and by increasing awareness of diversity in the College.

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Symposium, showcasing diversity related research by students in the College of Education is held in February. The symposium typically includes a diversity related keynote speech and an award ceremony, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, follows an open poster session of all presenter's work. 

Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education and Culturally Competent Practice

The Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education and Culturally Competent Practice (MECCP) aims to develop culturally competent practice among students as they move into their professional careers or to enhance the cultural competence of professionals already in practice.  This involves raising students' awareness of how worldviews shape what individuals value, interpret, learn and act upon.  This program is based on a fundamental belief that there is a need for a proactive and sustained approach to educational reform and social justice. Principle sponsors of this certificate are the College of Education and the School of Social Work. For more information on the MECCP...