Multicultural Education Certificate Program

Demographic differences (including but not limited to ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, gender, sexuality, religious, linguistic, physical and cognitive) characterize members of our social and professional communities.

The Multicultural Education Certificate Program (MECP) is designed to prepare professionals to work more effectively with diverse clientele within their respective education, health, law enforcement, social service, faith, non-profit, arts, military, business and industry sectors throughout Southeast Minnesota.

The post-baccalaureate certificate program provides participants with the opportunity to both analyze their own cultural experiences and work more closely with both clientele and their communities to examine how services can be provided in a more equitable manner.

Program Features

  • Courses are offered in hybrid format meeting twice a month in the late afternoon or evening in Rochester.
  • Following a cohort model, students enroll in one course per semester.
  • The post-baccalaureate certificate requires 4 courses (total of 9 credit hours). Courses are taken in a sequential order with each course serving as prerequisite for the next course in sequence.
  • New program begins Fall 2016. Apply online today!

Gainful Employment Disclosure

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities that have any financial aid eligible programs that "prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation" to disclose certain information, such as program costs, occupations that the program prepares students to enter, occupational profiles and the number of students who have completed the program. A Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Multicultural Education Certificate Program is available.