2019-2020 Catalog

ETC 507 Social Justice, Equity and Diversity

This course is an exploration of social, historical, moral and political dimensions of identity and culture as they apply to K-12 education. Candidates explore their own assumptions, biases, and personal experience relating to diverse identities within the population (gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, language, nationality, age, socioeconomic status, ability/disability, mental health, etc.), and how these impact and inform instructional practices in the classroom. The course covers social justice concepts of intersectionality, cultural narratives, institutional and personal power and privilege, microaggressions, intergenerational trauma, history (emphasizing Pacific Northwest history and Since Time Immemorial curriculum), and cultural identity development across an individual’s lifespan. Course includes components of state requirements for certification (edTPA, TPEP, etc.).

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Admission to the Master in Teaching Program or permission of the Director.