Educating Refugee and Immigrant Students

Educating Refugee and Immigrant Students Support your newcomer students with this online professional development course. Receive continuing education or graduate credits for the course.

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Basic: Educating Refugee and Immigrant Students

Free professional development, two-hour online course

A free, all-online course for anyone working with newcomer students. This course provides background information and practical suggestions to help your entire school becoming a welcoming environment.

Appropriate for: teachers, professional staff, principals, bus drivers, after-school program leaders, etc.

Participants will receive feedback from the course facilitator. Start the course anytime.

Upon completion:

Receive an emailed proof of completion from Refugee Center Online acknowledging that you have completed the course and quizzes.

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Information about this program

  • An online professional development course on Educating Refugee and Immigrant Students.

    You can take this course on your own or, twice a year, you can take this course as a graduate or continuing education program through our partnership with Montana State University. If you are interested in taking this course for credit, the summer term begins June 11. Learn how to register here.

    Lessons focus on understanding the refugee resettlement experience and specific needs of refugee students in the U.S.

    The materials found in this course will benefit all students in your classrooms.

    Begin the course today.

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The content of this course helps teachers build knowledge that will support them in empathizing and forming meaningful relationships with students from diverse, particularly refugee, backgrounds. Each lesson has a clear focus on an element of the refugee experience or best instructional practices for students who have recently arrived in the U.S. Any teacher who teaches refugee students or students who have recently immigrated to the U.S. would benefit from the content and structure of this course.

— Shelley Goulder Public School Teacher, Oakland, California
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