The K-12 Ethnic Studies Teaching Basic Certificate program is an interdisciplinary program integrating coursework from across campus to prepare educators who aspire to teach ethnic studies at the K-12 level. The mission of the certificate is to ensure that as every K-12 student in California (and beyond) encounters ethnic studies in their schooling. Educators will be grounded in the perspectives and content of ethnic studies as a discipline, pedagogically well-prepared, and responsive to communities. Through coursework that attends to (a) the nature of ethnic studies as a discipline, (b) content knowledge within ethnic studies history and/or literature, and (c) humanizing approaches to pedagogy, students completing the certificate can expect to be well prepared to teach ethnic studies courses at the K-12 level.
Students must apply for admission to the program and should consult with an adviser to plan their program of study. Contact the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies for advising and further details.