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DEI for Educators

Teaching for all learners

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Specialization Description


Tools for impact: An exploration of inclusive teaching practices

In this highly interactive DEI for Educators specialization we explore the historic, legislative, and cultural barriers that impact the classroom and corporate training, providing concrete strategies to reach diverse learners.

From deficit to divergent

Research-based curriculum addresses various styles of learning, best practices for addressing trauma, and a renewed perspective on race, culture, neurodivergence, age, gender, identity, and physical abilities.

A social and restorative justice approach

With a focus on inclusion and social justice, this program brings to light community-based solutions to centuries of discrimination and exclusion. We see the advantage of culture as a teaching tool and provide the factual, scientific connection to what is happening today. We learn how to challenge social, cultural, and economic inequalities imposed on individuals arising from differential distribution of power, academic resources, and privilege. We also learn how to cultivate environments that empower students to resolve conflicts on their own.

Who this is for

Teachers, trainers, therapists, allies, administrators, human resource professionals, parents, industry consultants, activists.

Curriculum objectives

You will leave these classes with a comprehensive understanding of:

  • Historical implications of inequities.
  • Why feelings are affixed to historic trauma.
  • Scientific data speaking to physiological threat and trauma reactions to discrimination and microaggressions.
  • Social and restorative justice-based solutions.
  • Financial costs of diminished opportunities.
  • Benefits of economic, professional, and health care equity.

Estimated Cost (You pay only for courses you enroll in): Varies
Required Credits: Mix of UC credit and CEUs
Duration: Varies


1. Four Required Courses

Units: 4.0

03-01-2022 to 04-07-2022
Units: 1.0
CEU: 1.0 CEUs

04-09-2022 to 04-30-2022
Fall TBD Spring TBD
Units: 1.0


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Program Chair

headshot of Shindale Seale, instructor DEI

SHINDALE SEALE, Ed.D, M.Ed., In two decades of leadership and training roles, Seale has focused on business performance optimization, staff development, and the creation of sustainable and equitable working environments in corporate, academic, and nonprofit arenas. She provides academic, professional, and quality of life resources to marginalized members in South Los Angeles through her nonprofit organization, Our Community Mentors. Her research and consulting through her company SEADE Coaching & Consulting focuses on creating equitable solutions in gender, race, age, and ability matters and has led to her being a sought-after subject matter expert and speaker. Seale holds a doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership and a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California. She earned a bachelor’s degree that focused on language and linguistics from CSU Dominguez Hills. She teaches at the University of Redlands and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension where she is also the founding chair of the Diversity Equity Inclusion program since 2020.

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Once you create your student account, you can establish candidacy in a certificate or specialization program any time during your studies.

The benefits of enrolling early
  • Lock in your certificate requirements.This means that even if program requirements change, the requirements to complete your certificate will remain the same for you
  • Receive program updates
  • Set your intention
  • It’s free

To complete a program, you must enroll in the certificate program before enrolling in the Certificate Completion Review.

You have five years to complete all necessary courses in a certificate program or three years to finish up a specialization program.

All the necessary units in a certificate must be completed within this window.* The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2017, you would have to complete all of the required units in this certificate by Sept. 4, 2022.


Enrolling in a certificate program does not trigger the beginning of the five-year window. It begins the first day of the first course that applies to a certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the five-year timeframe.

For more information: How do I get my certificate or specialization?

* Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, Personal Financial Planning, or curriculum partner programs (Udacity, Microfacturing Institutes) may have a shorter completion requirement.

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