Introduction

The Intercultural Learning Certificate Program is a new program based in the Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education (CREDE) that all teacher education students beginning with the class of 2022 will complete. This certificate program offers an experiential deep dive into issues of social justice, inclusion, equity, and diversity through an intentional structure of an orientation session, academic coursework, co-curricular engagement, experiential learning project, capstone and a digital portfolio capturing your collective experiences. Students are a part of a cohort and have the opportunity to take classes, attend programs/events, engage in reflective writing, meet 1:1 with CREDE staff members, complete an Academic Service Learning course or ELR workbook and attend a retreat. The program is lead by the School of Education Intercultural Education Director, Dr. Cherrel Miller-Dyce, who works in partnership with Mr. Tyrone Jean, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the CREDE.

Message from the Dean

Although offered across campus by the CREDE, the School of Education is embarking on a new effort by adopting this program for all teacher education students. As we prepare future educators, we believe in the importance of developing knowledge, skills and attitudes focused on the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. In training the next generation of educators, we want to foster intercultural competence through intentional curricular and co-curricular involvements, which we believe will make for stronger educators.

– Dean Ann Bullock

Components

  • Orientation Session
  • Academic Engagement
  • Co-Curricular Engagement
  • Experiential Learning Project
  • Capstone

Questions? Contact Cherrel Miller Dyce, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Intercultural Education, at cdyce@elon.edu.