Culturally Inclusive Educator Certificate

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The Culturally Inclusive Educator Certificate is designed for those interested in the field of teaching or private sector training. The courses within this certificate program provide participants with an opportunity to enhance their intercultural knowledge, communication skills, curriculum development and differentiated teaching skills when teaching and learning with international higher education students.

The certificate is comprised of five individual courses that are designed to develop essential teaching competencies for supporting international higher education students.

Upon successful completion of the five courses, participants receive a Certificate of Completion.

This Certificate has been accredited by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) - Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) of Canada to ensure quality in teaching and learning. For more information, please visit EDC Accreditation information.

This Certificate has received the Learning Teaching and Assessing accreditation award by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) of the United Kingdom to ensure quality and alignment in teaching and learning values and philosophies. For more information, please visit Learning Teaching and Assessing Award Information

Courses must be taken in the following order: IIE 001, IIE 004, IIE 002, IIE 005, IIE 003


Intercultural Context
This course provides an introduction to the exploration of cultural values and internationalization at the postsecondary level and how they intersect within the academic environment. Self-assessment of identity and cultural values will preface all discussion and reflection. Participants will also explore strategies and activities for moving through the stages of intercultural sensitivity within the classroom.
Fee: $140.00

Online: Sep. 8 to 28

Understanding Students in Transition
This course explores the experience of international students in their transition to post-secondary academic life in Canada.  Participants will learn about trends in international student demographics and motivations for pursuing education abroad.  Participants will explore stages and symptoms of transition that students commonly encounter as they navigate towards cultural and academic adaptation in a new environment.  Upon completion of the course, participants will have developed a framework of actions they can take to provide appropriate support for students in transition.
Fee: $140.00

Online: Sep. 29 to Oct. 19

Intercultural Communication
This course explores the connection between culture and communication for educators.  Participants will begin with an assessment of their self/cultural identity and the assumptions that influence their behaviour and interactions with others. Students will explore barriers to intercultural communication and examine cultural domains and how they impact communication and behaviours in the classroom.  Through case studies, writings and film, students will explore communication norms of other cultures. The course will enable participants to understand their interpersonal communication techniques, facilitate dialogue between students, and provide responsive resolutions to cultural communication conflict in the classroom.
Fee: $140.00

Online: Oct. 20 to Nov. 9

Supporting Language Acquisition
Gain practical experience in supporting language acquisition of English language learners in your classroom.  Participants will acquire the fundamentals in second-language acquisition theory and the development of realistic language-learning goals for students.  Participants will discover how to monitor the form of their own language and supply language-related feedback.  Participants will identify useful language-related resources for learners, discern the challenges faced by second-language learners, and design activities that incorporate opportunities for planning and practicing language.
Fee: $140.00

Online: Nov. 10 to 30

Intercultural Curriculum
This course explores ways to build a more globalized teaching practice and support international students in the classroom.  A global education approach to teaching focuses on the students’ place in the world community. This focus enriches the student experience by connecting curriculum to real life, and understanding the connections among people, cultures and environments. Participants will explore how their teaching and learning practice can integrate the social, economic, environmental, and political aspects of our world no matter what the subject content.
Fee: $140.00

Online: Dec. 1 to 21

For more information, please email Falisha Rowe, Administrative Coordinator at