Teacher Education

African-American Experiences in Education Certificate

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Why Choose African-American Experiences in Education?

You can enroll in this undergraduate certificate program offered collaboratively by the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Health, Education, and Human Services


If your professional goals include teaching in urban settings with the opportunity to study the history and experiences of African Americans, consider Wright State’s certificate program. You will acquire knowledge of how distinctive social, educational, economic, familial, and racial dynamics shape the world views and struggles of urban-located African Americans and learn how to best impact public education in the inner cities. Other benefits to you include: 

  • Take courses specifically designed for those interested in teaching in inner-city environments 
  • Focus directly on the needs, world views, styles, hopes, and dreams of the African American community 
  • Understand better the realities and unique academic challenges of your students 
  • Expand your ability to effectively communicate with and teach your students 
  • Explore new strategies for tackling urban education problems 
  • Gain a foundation in the unique history, struggles, and needs of inner-city students 
  • Prepare to help meet the needs of a diverse democratic society 

Contact Information

Christa Agiro, Ph.D.
481 Millett Hall

Academics and Curriculum

View African-American Experience Certificate program information in the Academic Catalog. 

African-American Experience Certificate Program of Study (PDF)


Admission Requirements

  • 30 semester credit hours of college coursework
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5

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