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The Diversity and Social Inequality certificate is a program of study concerned with the forms, consequences, and impact of diversity in modern society. Coursework will provide students with an appreciation of the social benefits that accrue from embracing diversity in all its forms as well as the ability to identify and evaluate individual, interactional, and structural factors that link many categories of difference to enduring forms of social inequality. The program is designed to allow qualified high school teachers to teach credit-bearing Introductory Sociology courses to college-bound students in Ohio high schools while providing a focused program of coursework that fosters specialized proficiency in the area of social diversity.
High school teachers who wish to pursue the teaching credential/certificate must complete the following steps:
The application form must be completed with all the required documents attached. The form when completed must be signed and dated. All application materials become the property of the Graduate School and cannot be returned.
Send application materials to:
344 Student Union
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Students must complete the following program of courses (Three credit hours each, unless otherwise specified.)
Category A—SOC 6080 Teaching Introductory Sociology
A specialized independent study course in which students will a) be assigned to a designated (tenured) department member who will work with the applicant to design customized coursework related to the practice of teaching sociology and b) shadow another instructor/faculty member who is teaching an Introductory Sociology course.
Category B—Three Courses from the following:
Category C—Two Courses from the following:
Total 18 credit hours
At least three category B courses will be offered by the department each academic year and/or intensively during summer. Some category C courses may be offered less frequently than once a year but a minimum of two will be offered annually. More category B courses can be taken if category C courses are not available.