Drake Online and Continuing Education

Racial & Cultural Trauma in Schools Online EDMA 282 SU'22

Online Course Opening Date: 5/30/2022


*With this unique self-paced course and it's rolling enrollment dates, you may register for the Spring semester any time between 5/30/2022 and 8/21/2022 10:59 PM. You are encouraged to complete the course within eight weeks of your registration date.


Graduate Cost:  $210.00
Iowa License Renewal Cost:  $100.00
Audit: $35


Credit: 1 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit or
Credit: 1 Iowa License Renewal Credits

Please Note: You are unable to change credit types once the course starts.


You may register for the Spring semester any time between 5/30/2022 and 8/21/2022 10:59 PM. You are encouraged to complete the course within eight weeks of your registration date.

Course Description

An abundance of research argues that perceived discrimination, racism, and stigma increase negative mental health outcomes. These negative outcomes may include experiences of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. What do we do when schools are creating these experiences for students of color? This course takes a critical approach to understand and address how the role of schools in creating trauma for students before exploring strategies to improve school experiences for racially and culturally diverse students. Course participants will be asked to critically reflect and adapt their pedagogies as they learn, reflect and process new information through readings, activities, and discussions. This highly engaging class is designed to offer participants important information and requires meaningful application to their professional lives.

This course is presented in a modified, self-paced format. Participants are expected to access the course and post regularly (at least once a week) and make reasonable progress, but there are no due dates attached to individual assignments to provide flexibility and to better accommodate participants' busy schedules.

Cancellation Policy

*No refunds will be given after the start date.

Drake University

Continuing Education
Professional Development

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311


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