Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education

This certificate will provide the requisite awareness, knowledge and skill to effectively work with students and families from diverse cultural backgrounds and is ideal for teachers, counselors and administrators in P-12 school settings. By creating this online certificate, Mizzou is working to increase the number of qualified teachers and other school personnel who can serve diverse populations and prepare all students to function more effectively in society.

Certificate web site: Multicultural Education Graduate Certificate.


The 12 hour certificate can be completed entirely online, but some students may choose electives that are offered on campus.

Core Courses
The foundation of the certificate starts with the following two courses:
ESC_PS 8450Diversity Issues in School Mental Health3
ESC_PS 8550Diversity and Multiculturalism II - Practical Application 3
Students complete two courses (6 credit hours):
ESC_PS 8555African American Education - Historic and Current Issues3
ESC_PS 8565Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in the Schools3
ESC_PS 8560Immigrant Issues in Education 3

How To Apply

Certificate program admission requirements will be the same as those for the Graduate School.

  • Grade point average of B or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education for applicants with less than a master's degree.
  • Submit the Graduate School online application.
  • Upload unofficial transcripts when using the Graduate School online application system.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • GRE scores are NOT required.

Application Deadline

None. Rolling admission.

Financial Aid

To receive financial aid, students must be admitted to the graduate certificate program. Financial aid is generally available to eligible students who are fully accepted into the program and who carry a course load of at least four credit hours per semester.

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