The Multicultural Education study option is designed to prepare teachers and other professionals to assume leadership roles in school districts, colleges, universities, and other institutions that have projects, courses, and programs related to multicultural education, race relations, and improving the academic achievement of all students. It is also designed to help classroom teachers acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to integrate their curricula with ethnic content and for educators involved in helping school districts move from desegregated to effectively integrated educational environments.

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Students will leave the program with higher standards for themselves and their profession, a sense of connectedness with a community of educators who are grappling with similar questions and issues, the disposition to suspend belief and disbelief as needed, a commitment to practical work guided by knowledge and understanding, and a passion for greater understanding.

Graduates of this program can be found working in any institution or setting that has programs related to multicultural education, race relations, and improving the academic achievement of all students.