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This facilitated and cohort-based course offers educators an opportunity to explore teaching and learning approaches and methodologies ranging from culturally responsive pedagogies to trauma-informed practice to differentiation and Universal Design for Learning (among others). The course is designed by and for educators using an asset-based orientation to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students of refugee backgrounds across the U.S.
The main goals of the course are for educators to walk away with
1. a toolkit of resources, including effective, research-based strategies and methods for working with newcomer, refugee, and culturally and linguistically diverse learners
2. increased confidence and self-efficacy specific to their work with refugee students
3. a new or wider network and community of educators committed to supporting the academic achievement and well-being of students of refugee backgrounds.

Note: Enrolled students will receive login directions from the Center for Professional Learning at Childhood Education International. This email will include directions on how to activate the user account and access the course content on the Childhood Education International platform. Students who are having issues accessing the course content or need help with the platform should contact or Refugee Educator Academy Program Manager Julie Kasper at To purchase university credit for the course, please contact Diana Bahena Coronel in the Education Department at

Course Number: EDUC-42311
Credit: 4.50 unit(s)