NASS Cultural Competence for Educators



Educators face a society where continual and rapid change is the norm, where communities, staff,
and student bodies are increasingly diverse in race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, religion,
family structure, and learning styles to name a few. At the same time, long-standing barriers of
inequities and other forms of oppression remain and create inadequate outcomes for students.
This calls on educators to better examine the multicultural and layered reality of all, especially
children and youth, to become more self-aware and culturally proficient, and to use their guidance
to inspire and shape models for change that removes systemic obstacles and facilitates growth and
achievement for all.

This course is designed to introduce the participant to the basic concepts of culture and
cultural diversity, and develop an awareness and appreciation for the full range of
diversity. They will tie various perspectives and employ a cultural proficiency framework
to increase the excellence of education and achievement for the students and families
they serve.

This class is the 1st of 2 classes in the Social Justice Program and runs September 30 - December 10, 2019. This session is eligible for 3 credits from the University of California Riverside.

The NASS Leadership for Social Justice Certification class is the second class in the Social Justice Program.

Cancellation Policy: (All cancellations MUST be in writing.)
60 days prior ............. Full refund less $40 service fee
30 days prior ............. Full refund less $50 service fee
15 days prior ............. 50% refund
14 days or less .......... No refund

If you need further information contact Dr. Marguerite Williams at mwilliams@acsa.org or call (916) 329-3810.