MSU Denver

Western Educational Equity Assistance Center

Getting To Know Title IX

This course developed by the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center provides an overview of Equity in K-12 Education and consists of one module and six sections including a post assessment.

General Course Overview

This content was prepared by Dr. Jan Perry Evenstad, Executive Director of the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center. It consists of a single learning module with seven sections. 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.

About Course

This course provides an overview of the 1972 Education Amendment known as Title IX. You will learn that Title IX covers more than athletics, non-traditional vocations, and sexual harassment. This course will begin with some definitions that are often interchanged and misunderstood. In 2020 the U.S. Department of Education released a new rule for sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and dating violence that now pertains to K-12 and higher education and these will be defined. A summary overview of moving from a complaint to investigation will be covered. References links and products available from the WEEAC will be made available for participants.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define what Title IX Covers
  • To know what constitutes a sport, according to the US Department of Education
  • To know what makes up the three-prong test for athletic compliance
  • To know how the US Department of education now defines sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking under Title IX
  • To know the duties and responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator
  • To know what to update in your grievance procedures and policies
  • To know what constitutes the basics of an investigation

Professional Development Units

The suggested amount of Professional Development Units for this course is 8 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.

Google Classroom Access

1) Make sure you have a google account as you will need to sign in. You can create one at no cost using any email address.

2) Go to Google Classroom at the following link and sign into your google account:

3) Once you are signed in click on the + sign at the top right hand of the page. On the dropdown menu click on Join Class.

4) A pop-up screen will ask for the class code. Use the following code to access the course: lvyydgu

Western Educational Equity Assistance Center

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 303-615-2020

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Mailing Address: PO Box 173362, Campus Box 63A, Denver, CO 80217