Students will explore and reflect upon the challenges and opportunities they will encounter teaching students from increasingly diverse backgrounds. This course provides an introduction to the goals of multicultural education, strategies of culturally responsive teaching, and the habits of mind needed to become effective multicultural educators. Students will gain an understanding of the ways in which culture impacts and informs teaching, learning, and classroom climate. Issues of ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, family, and cognition will be addressed. Includes current theory and research, as well as effective strategies to promote learning, intercultural relations, and self-esteem among elementary, middle and secondary students.