Western Educational Equity Assistance Center
Equity in K-12 Education - WEAAC
This course developed by the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center provides an overview of Equity in K-12 Education and consists of seven modules including a pre and post assessment.
General Course Overview
This course developed by the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center provides an overview of Equity in K-12 Education and consists of five modules. To begin the course, you will take a short pre-assessment, and as you navigate through each module, you will be prepared to take the post-assessment at the end. Each module will provide an introduction that includes the learning objectives and the key points for assessment. We hope the course will enhance the participants understanding of key equity issues our center addresses in its work. It should also provide a self-assessment of the participants' equity awareness and understanding. This course is a self-paced training. Once you have completed the entire course, you will receive an electronic certificate from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, as part of the Innovative and Lifelong Learning program.
By successful completion of this course, students will learn about the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center and how we can assist you in becoming equity agents within your educational settings. Equity in education can be very broad; for this course, we will focus on understanding on a deeper level what the term equity means and how Race, Religion, Gender, and National Origin tie into our work as equity champions.
This course will discuss the following topics:
- Module 1: Pre Assessment
- Module 2: Education Equity Definition
- Module 3: Race
- Module 4: Religion
- Module 5: Gender/Sex
- Module 6: National Origin
- Module 7: Post Assessment
Professional Development Units
The suggested amount of Professional Development Units for this course is 3 contact hours. MSU Denver will issue a certificate of completion and it is at the discretion of state licensing agencies, school districts, or local educational agency to recognize completion for professional development credits.