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Courses

The online graduate certificate in multicultural education is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Successful completion of the program requires two core courses and 6 credit hours of electives.

The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Core curriculum (6 credit hours)

FallSpringSummer
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ESC_PS 8450 Diversity Issues in School Mental Health  X
ESC_PS 8550 Diversity and Multiculturalism II - Practical ApplicationX  

Electives (6 credit hours)

FallSpringSummer
FSpSu
ESC_PS 8555 African American Education - Historic and Current IssuesX  
ESC_PS 8565 Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in the Schools  X
ESC_PS 8560 Immigrant Issues in Education X 

Culmination

You must submit a graduate certificate plan of study to the Graduate Studies at least one term before graduation.

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Education is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page.

How to apply

  1. Fulfill the admission requirements:

    • Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
    • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
    • GRE scores are not required.
  2. Mark your calendar

  3. This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

    Application dates

    To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
    Fall July 1 August
    Spring Nov. 1 January
    Summer April 1 June
  4. Gather your papers

  5. Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

    • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
    • Two letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of two people who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work.
    • TOEFL or IELTS score reports for applicants whose native language is not English.
  6. Complete the online application

  7. Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

    • Upload the above documents in the online application
    • Degree/Delivery: Graduate Certificate- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
    • Academic Program: Multicultural Education (Grad Cert)
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores: Institution Code 6875 (if applicable)

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Ask us about this program

For information about academic issues or course content, please contact

This program is administered by the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology.

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