Multicultural education

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The online graduate certificate in multicultural education from MU can help you teach students from diverse cultural backgrounds effectively. If you have an eye for multicultural sensitivity and a good understanding of the costs associated with insensitivity, this may be the certificate for you.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in multicultural education


University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Education | Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

This certificate has potential benefits for

  • Postsecondary teachers
  • Curriculum coordinators
  • Student advisers
  • Academic administrators
  • Doctoral study in education

Program structure

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

Online classes follow the same schedule as those on campus. Students typically take two classes each semester and finish the program in just over one year.

Course work will help you

  • Develop an understanding of the field of multicultural education
  • Increase awareness of personal assumptions, values and biases and the effects these have on your actions and roles as a professional
  • Enhance your skills in effectively teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds

Note: This program does not provide teacher or school counselor certification.


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

1+ years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester


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.

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