The SHSU College of Education supports an inclusive learning environment where diverse perspectives are recognized as sources of strength and enrichment. We value human diversity in all its visible and invisible dimensions including: political views and ideologies, learning and physical ability levels, age, socioeconomic status, language, gender, race, gender identities and expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography, religious and spiritual beliefs, and other characteristics that have historically marginalized people. We commit to practicing the cultural responsiveness we expect of the educators, scholars, counselors, and leaders we prepare.
DEEDS Certificate Program
The College of Education (COE) and the College of Criminal Justice (COCJ) have partnered in an official capacity to provide an advanced diversity certificate program to faculty, staff, and graduate students. Components of the COE EDI Series and the newly created COCJ Inclusive Methods Training (IMT) comprise the DEEDS (Diversity Education, Engagement, Development, & Support) Certificate Program. The advanced DEI certificate program provides comprehensive training with three competencies: self-awareness/reflection, methods/application, and culturally proficient practices. To complete the program, participants must complete 20 hours of training. Participants are required to complete 4 COCJ diversity methods workshops and any 6 COE intercultural competency workshops offered.