MASS and IDEAS have launched a new Certificate Program in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Anti-Racism. The 120-hour program, provided in conjunction with Framingham State University, is open to all teachers, administrators, and other PK-12 educators.
Applications for the program are accepted on a rolling basis. Educators who are accepted into the program have upcoming opportunities to take two of the graduate courses that are required to earn the certificate:
- The new Anti-Racist DEI Best Practices graduate course is open only to educators in the Certificate Program. It is a 2-credit, 30-hour virtual course currently offered only once a year. The first section of the course will run for nine Thursday afternoons / evenings from January – May 2023. Please note that the graduate course IDEAS 1 must be taken prior to or concurrent with this course (see below). The Anti-Racist DEI Best Practices course was developed and will be taught by an experienced team of IDEAS instructors and will cover some of the most critical issues related to DEI and anti-racism for K-12 educators and leaders. Visit this page for details.
- Registration is open for an upcoming section of IDEAS 1: Anti-Racist School Practices to Support the Success of All Students. This 2-credit, 30-hour graduate course is designed to introduce educators to the complex issues raised by race and racism and their impact on student engagement and achievement. The course will provide educators with an understanding of racial identity and the importance of building authentic student teacher relationships and help educators increase their knowledge and skills in cultural proficiency. Spaces are available in an upcoming section that begins November 30 and runs for eight Wednesday afternoons / evenings through February 1. Click here for details and registration.
For more information about the Certificate Program in DEI and Anti-Racism, please visit the IDEAS website.