What will I learn?

The Office of Graduate & Extended Learning offers a post- master's advanced certificate program in Multicultural Education. This 15-credit program is designed for childhood, adolescence, and special subject teachers, as well as school guidance counselors and administrators who are interested in enhancing their cultural competencies in multicultural education.

Designed for professionals who already have their master’s degree, this certificate program enables educators to understand how race, gender, class, language, sexual orientation, religion, and physical/learning ability influence them as professionals, their students, and the educational process. In addition, it provides educators with approaches for creating socially-just educational settings, and the knowledge and skills needed for culturally-responsive teaching and leadership.

Curriculum Requirements / 15 credits

Introductory Course
EDS581 Issues of Racism and Sexism in Education
Multicultural Education Electives
Issues in Multicultural Education
Issues in Literacy for Diverse Learners
Tchg. Learners of Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
Leadership in Education and Human Service Settings

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (15 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$18,374.00 (13,79,429) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 April 2022

Start date

24 January 2022, 29 August 2022


School of Education

SUNY New Paltz,

1 Hawk Drive,


New York,

12561, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an all undergraduate and graduate course work; both the baccalaureate and master’s transcripts should be from regionally accredited institutions with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the graduate level.

For international students

Students must have a master’s degree in education from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL ibt: 80; IELTS: 6.5; PTE Academic: 53.

The priority deadlines for completed applications are November 1 for spring admission and April 15 for summer or fall admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About State University of New York at New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an affordable yet high-quality university offering a diverse range of programs.

  • Affordable, high-quality university
  • Small class sizes with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Builds future professionals with lasting skills
  • Academic English pathway program available