Audience: Educators

Refugee Educators Foundations of Practice Course

Teacher supporting Refugee learner.
  • Cohort One: June 1st – July 29th
  • Cohort Two: June 24th – August 26th

This nine-week, facilitated and cohort-based online course offers educators an opportunity to explore teaching and learning approaches and methodologies ranging from culturally responsive pedagogies to trauma-informed practices to differentiated instruction and Universal Design for Learning (among others). The course is designed by and for educators using an asset-based orientation to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students of refugee backgrounds across the U.S.

Participants will complete practice-based, contextually-relevant activities and mini-projects for each of the seven modules, participate in online discussions, and attend optional (strongly recommended) virtual meet-ups with members of their cohort and their facilitator.

Participants will walk away with:

  1. a toolkit of resources, including effective, research-based strategies and methods for working with newcomer, refugee, and culturally and linguistically diverse learners
  2. increased confidence and self-efficacy specific to their work with refugee students
  3. a new or wider network and community of educators committed to supporting the academic achievement and well-being of students of refugee backgrounds

Participants will also earn a certificate for 45 PD clock-hours*. Additionally, there are embedded opportunities to apply for four micro-credentials associated with content from this course.

* Check with your local PD/HR office for requirements related to PD clock-hours.

Participants have the option of also earning 4.5 continuing education credits through UCSD for a nominal (additional) fee. More details available by visiting the UCSD Extension website here or by contacting our team at

Enrollment Notes:

There are two different cohorts for Summer 2022.

  • Cohort One: June 1st – July 29th
  • Cohort Two: June 24th – August 26th

Refund policy:

  • Refunds are possible up to 14 days before the course starts; no refunds will be made within 14 days of the beginning of the course for which you signed up. Refunds are subject to a standard transaction fee of 3%.