IDEAS: DEI Anti-Racism Certificate Program

IDEAS now offers a Certificate Program in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Anti-Racism. The 120-hour program is provided in conjunction with Framingham State University.


All educators are welcome to apply. Applicants could include (but are not limited to): Teachers, Principals, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, DEI Directors, METCO Directors, Department Chairs, and Team Leaders. 



All courses must be taken for credit through Framingham State University.  There are no credits awarded or required for seminars.

Required IDEAS courses: 

30 hours from the following IDEAS courses or seminars (recommended to be taken when available):

  • Strategies for Examining and Addressing the Academic Achievement Gap (15 hour one-credit course)
  • Co-Teaching with a Culturally Responsive Lens Gap (15 hour one-credit course)
  • Building Bridges (15 hour one-credit course)
  • Putting Culture into Culturally Responsive Teaching (15 hour one-credit course)
  • Building School Leaders (15 hour one-credit course)
  • Understanding Self Efficacy (15 hour one-credit course)
  • Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher (6 hour seminar)
  • Teaching About Native Americans (6 hour seminar)
  • The N-Word (6 hour seminar)

Complete the application form.

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