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Graduate Certificate in Culturally Responsive Methods

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: Graduate Certificate

Classroom Type: Fully Online

Learn how to conduct research studies and evaluations with a culturally responsive lens. We prepare leaders who can advocate for diversity, respect, and inclusiveness using data.

Application​ deadlines

Rolling decision

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education Human Development Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Campus: CU Denver Online

What you'll learn

Research and evaluation do not take place in a void and are never truly unbiased. They are impacted by society, culture, history, economics, and politics. CU Denver’s Culturally Responsive Methods certificate will develop professionals who understand how to conduct research studies and evaluations with a culturally responsive lens. These courses introduce a variety of culturally responsive paradigms, theories, and methodologies to examine their impact on traditional research and evaluation methods within the roles of power, privilege, and social justice. Students will:

  • Use culturally responsive methods to provide reliable and equitable information for making organizational decisions
  • Develop deep critical thinking skills and the ability to combine methodologies in the context of societal and cultural settings.
  • Foster deep knowledge around how important diversity is, how we need to be inclusive of all, and how to show respect to all people in all aspects of research.
  • Learn how to address bias and equity concerns in data collection, coding bias, interpretation bias, cultural validity, and use care while reporting research findings.

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career in educational research and evaluation. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top schools in the country.

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Recommended Completion Time:1 year

Required Credits for Completion:12 Credits

Admission Requirements

This program has rolling admissions. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Application Requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Written Statement: Describe your interest in the certificate and your special strengths 
  • $50.00 application fee
  • International Applicants only: Proof of English Language Proficiency (International applicants should review the following information regarding English language proficiency)
For more information, email or call 303-315-6300.

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