Culture and Educational Leadership – EDUC 848

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/07/2022

Course Description

This course deals with the complexities of multicultural issues in school systems by exploring the history, philosophy, and goals of multicultural education. Emphasis is given to the role of educational leaders in evaluating cultural issues in the context of a biblical worldview and developing practices that maximize the opportunities of cultural diversity.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The landscape of America and its cultures are ever changing. Many factors create this climate of diversity in our country such as history, economy, politics, location, and region. This class will equip leaders to understand culture in a global sense that will assist administrators in understanding the historical context, current times, and a philosophy for cultural competence for the future.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings, journal articles, presentations, and websites

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

The candidate will complete 4 Discussions throughout this course. The thread must be at least 350-450 words. Each of 2 replies must be at least 350-450 words. The thread and the 2 replies must each be supported by at least 1 reference cited in current APA format.

Cultural Proficiency: Receptivity Scale and Reflection Paper

At the beginning of the course, the candidate will complete a self-evaluation survey. After all coursework has been completed, the candidate will take the same survey again and submit a 750–850-word Reflection Paper formatted according to current APA style.

Analysis of Approaches

The candidate will write an analysis of approaches to multicultural education paper. The Analysis of Approaches Paper must be 4–5 pages, not including the title and reference pages, and must include at least 5 references cited in current APA format. You will submit a Topic Proposal for this paper prior to submitting the final draft.

Learning Logs (3)

The candidate will complete 3 learning logs throughout this course. Each learning log must be approximately 200 words and must cite the text in current APA format.

Literature Review

The candidate will write a 500–600-word Literature Review based on 3 assigned articles written from a biblical worldview. This review must be written in current APA format and must include a title page and reference pages.

Cultural Competency Assignment

The candidate will write a 5–6-page paper, not including the title and reference pages, about national and global trends that have increased the need for cultural competence in schools today, as well as an action plan to help prepare his or her school for the growing needs. Documents from the school or school district must be included. The paper must include 5–6 references and be in current APA format.