Multicultural Education Certificate Program

Enhance your work through tailored application of multicultural theory and research.

Multicultural theory and practice are taking on new dimensions of complexity as changes in social conditions and political circumstances impact and influence people across an array of backgrounds, lifestyles and origins.

Increasingly, professionals across a variety of sectors are recognizing that culturally responsive practices are crucial for success in the 21st century.

The Multicultural Education Certificate Program (MECP) is designed to prepare professionals to better serve diverse clientele within their respective industry sector and is especially pertinent in education, healthcare, law enforcement, social service, non-profits, the arts, the military, and corporate business.

Program Features

  • Customized to your work environment
  • Cohort model
  • Flexible formats (in-person, virtual, hybrid)
  • Ongoing advising/consultation
  • Credit and non-credit pathways to Certification

About the Instructor

Dr. Nicholas Wysocki is an Associate Professor in the Education Studies Department at Winona State University where he works with teacher candidates seeking a Minnesota teaching license and graduate students engaged in ethnographic analysis projects. He holds a Ph. D. in the Social Foundations of Education from The University of Iowa and has worked in higher education for over 20 years.

Dr. Wysocki states, “The MECP was developed to help participants both analyze their own cultural development experiences and work more closely with the clientele they serve to examine how professional services can be provided in a more equitable manner.”

Customer Testimonials

“Our learners bring many different identities and life experiences with them to our after-school programs. In order to meet their academic, social/emotional, and developmental needs, it’s critical that the adults in our system have the knowledge, skills, and mindset required for a culturally responsive system. The MECP process brought us another step closer to achieving this.”

--Amy Eich, Executive Director of Community Education

“I think the work we have done with the MECP program has been extremely helpful and insightful with our Community Education Afterschool Programs. We have been using data through surveys and previous research to give us ways to reach students across many different cultures, genders, races, and religions. Working with Dr. Wysocki was very helpful and important to do this… our afterschool Community Education team feels like we are working toward absolute inclusion and equality.”

--Phillip Hartman, Special Education Case Facilitator


For more information on how the MECP can support your team, contact Julie Kiehne, Business Outreach Coordinator 507-457-5088.