Gender Equity Education Training

Overview

In order to be community partners with schools and organizations, faculty and graduates from the Master of Arts in Education, Gender Equity, offer training and workshops in Gender Equity Education.

Today’s teachers, administrators and counselors have a more diverse population of students than ever before. The Gender Equity Education training to specifically address's the differences between how male and female students interact with one another and the differences in their classroom learning. The training also offers gender equitable teaching approaches, examine gender representations, methods of assessment, and curriculum design.

The Gender Equity Master's prepares participants to serve as a change agent in areas of gender awareness and inclusion in schools. This training will provide participants new and innovate ways for teachers, administrators and counselors to address the specific needs of male students as well as the specific needs of female students. Throughout the training, participants are exposed to relevant literature and strategies that will expand their depth of knowledge related to the social constructs of gender, identifying and overcoming biases, gender specific curriculum development as well as social issues facing today’s students.

Participants can receive three levels of training: traditional classroom instruction, fieldwork at their school site in the form of a site-level implementation of the rigorous strategies, and a unique distance learning opportunity where discussions take place online. Training can be developed to meet the school or organizations individual needs.


Benefits

Through the Gender Equity Education training, participants are able to:

  • become site advocates for gender issues and its impact on students and school culture
  • increase schools/organization awareness in gender fair curriculum approaches
  • network with other gender equity professionals
  • exchange best practices, ideas and methodologies with their peers
  • pursue career advancement

Audience

Ideal candidates include:

  • teachers, principals and district administrators
  • counselors and classified school personnel
  • college, university faculty and staff
  • public and private agencies personnel

Training Structure

The instructors present the course material through live class meetings and guided online discussions. There are out-of-class readings, assignments and fieldwork activities involved with each course. training can be developed based on schools and organizations needs.


Suggested Training Sequence

Course Number Course Title Hours Required
GET 101 Introduction to Social Construct of Gender 8
GET 102 Appropriate Teaching Approaches 8
GET 103 Tests, Assessments and Curriculum Design 8
GET 104 Bullying and Harassment Prevention 8
GET 104 Counseling – Approaches and Impact 8
GET 105 Accountability, Social and Political Impacts 8
  Suggested Total Curriculum Hours 48 hours