Program Overview

This 15-unit concentration, will prepare you to be a more effective leader in an education environment, business or non-for-profit organization.   You will gain an in-depth understanding of complex cultural dynamics including race, gender, generation, religion, and socio-economic backgrounds with the ability to respond to the needs of children, families and community members.  Learn from professors who have traveled to, worked in, and immersed themselves into a wide variety of socio-economic environments. 

Each certification/authorization may be taken either as a stand-alone program or added to the Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning (MATL) degree.


  • Using Technology to Support Student Learning 
  • Instructional Technology Project 
  • Collaborative and Responsive Leadership or Multicultural Theories and Techniques 
  • Family Systems 
  • Bilingual Education and Specially Designed Academic Instruction 
  • Organizational Leadership and Resource Management 

For all included coursework, visit our program page

Program Details

Total Semester Units: 15 semester units

Format: Combination of face-to face and distance learning. In class meeting are from 4:30-9 pm, one night per week for a period of 8 weeks.

Completion time: 2-3 semesters

Tuition and fees: Please visit our Graduate Student Financial Services website.


This program is ideal for:

  • Teachers, counselors and other professionals who work in diverse community settings
  • Those who provide professional development to others in Cross-Cultural Competence
  • Resource personnel at a variety of human services and health agencies


A graduate admissions counselor is available to answer questions about the admissions process, priority application dates and requirements. 

Stephanie Meier, Graduate Enrollment Counselor
(661) 377-4721


Mission Valley (San Diego) 
Serina Scott, Graduate Enrollment Counselor
(619) 563-2863