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College of Education

  • a group of African American children being read to by an African American teacher.

Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS)

The vision of our center is to hold a prominent state, national and international leadership role in the production and dissemination of cutting-edge research on teaching effectiveness for African American students by advancing the educational and social welfare of Black students, families and communities and making research accessible to a wide variety of constituents.

Our Mission

The Center for Education and Equity of African American Students seeks to:

  • Model exemplary educational practices for African American children via collaboration with public schools, colleges, and universities.
  • Conduct individual and collaborative cutting-edge research that enables and advances innovative and effective instructional programs, professional practices, and public policy.
  • Serve as a forum for public discourse and debate regarding educational equity issues through seminars, workshops, and courses.
  • Serve as an advocate for African American children and elevate the awareness of their needs, perspectives, and voices.
  • Influence and lead policies that impact the education of African American children and families.
  • Maintain a clearinghouse on information, resources, literature, and research relating to the education of African American children.


Online Graduate Courses

Online graduate courses listed below are open to students in the U.S. and abroad. P-12 schools and districts can contract with us to have courses offered to them.

  • EDTE 776 - Educating African American Students
    An analysis of historical and contemporary factors that influence the education of African American children in the United States. Emphasis on the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for educators and parents to provide an effective equitable education for African American students.
  • EDTE 779 - Equity Methodologies in Teacher Education
    Study of the influence of cultural diversity on instruction with emphasis on teaching strategies and programs for multicultural student populations.  

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