The University of Iowa offers a graduate certificate in Multicultural Education and Culturally Competent Practice. The certificate is available to all students enrolled in the UI Graduate College or post baccalaureate students who wish to improve their cultural competency to enhance their practice.
This interdisciplinary program, developed by faculty in the College of Education and School of Social Work in the College of Liberal Arts and Science, features introductory and capstone courses and nine credit hours of electives that are offered throughout the University. Students gain important knowledge as they move from a basic understanding of multicultural education to a discipline-specific application of theories, completing the program with a capstone experience that allows them to demonstrate their multicultural skills within their professional practice.
The Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education and Culturally Competent Practice (MECCP) is now administered by Assistant Dean of the Office of Graduate Ethnic Inclusion, Dr. Tarrell Portman. For more information please contact Ann Dudler (firstname.lastname@example.org), 319-335- 2485, room 422 Gilh or Asabi Dean (email@example.com).
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The Multicultural Education and Culturally Competent Practice (MECCP) Certificate Program provides students and professionals with the opportunity to increase their knowledge, awareness, and skills relating to multicultural issues and culturally competent practice within their chosen careers. The certificate program is based on the fundamental beliefs that to be culturally competent, educators, social workers, counselors and allied helping professionals must understand the influential issues of power, privilege, and oppression related to social justice. This program is intended to prepare the following groups of students and professionals:
A student may complete the MECCP certificate while working toward a graduate degree or as a post-baccalaureate, non-degree student. Courses taken prior to the introductory course or after the capstone will not count toward the certificate.
As a self-directed program, the student will work with a faculty advisor in selecting coursework for the certificate. A written rationale for course selection related to the student's chosen profession should support this selection of courses. This document must be signed by the student and advisor and maintained in a file with the advisor. Course alignment with the certificate program framework is mandatory.
For admission to the certificate program, students must:
Hold a bachelor's degree and be admitted to the Graduate College.
Submit a goal statement describing how the MECCP certificate meets personal and professional goals.
For more information please contact Ann Dudler (email@example.com), 319-335- 2485, room 422 Gilh or Asabi Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org).