Certificate Program: Teaching in Globally Diverse Classes

This certificate program is designed to help participants develop and deepen their foundational knowledge and skills to teach in globally diverse classrooms. We hope you will join us!

“I am so glad I came across this program! This has been super informative and something different than what I have been getting from other pedagogy orgs on campus.... The community you're creating is very supportive. I am so glad this exists.”


To participate in the self-paced Teaching in Globally Diverse Classes certificate, the following components are required:

1. Readings and Reflection

Complete a course on Canvas that includes self-paced readings, a final written reflection, and a short exit survey

2. Workshops

Attend all four Core Workshops and at least 8 Elective Workshops.

Need help deciding? We've organized our workshops into broad themes to guide and inform your decisions.  

3. Group Discussion

Attend 3 Group Discussion sessions, designed to offer certificate participants opportunities to meet and talk with facilitators and fellow participants. These sessions are open to certificate participants only.

Please be aware that:

  • Participants must be current UMN faculty, instructors, staff, and teaching assistants.
  • At this time, there is no particular or required order in which you must enroll and attend the workshops. You may select and register all at once for the options you choose, or you can register as you go.
  • Completion of the certificate program will take around 25-35 hours, depending on the elective webinars you choose.
  • There is no required timeline for completing the Certificate. You will receive your Certificate when you complete all requirements. Please be aware that we may adjust the options and requirements from one academic year to the next. You will be responsible for completing any new requirements in the academic year in which you complete the certificate.