Northstar Continuing Education

classes on your time, at your convenience, when you want to study! 

CEUs 1.5, 3.0 or 4.5


All of our continuing education and professional development classes can be completed on your time, at your convenience, whenever you want to study!




Contact us at

Phone: 763-427-4986






Improving Special Education Services for the Multicultural Student


  In 1.5, 3.0 or 4.5 continuing education units


Course Description:

This course will explore the reasons why there are a disproportionate number of minority students identified for special education services. Teachers will learn how to identify between learning differences and learning disabilities, as well as how to create appropriate interventions that will increase academic achievement of minority students in the regular education classroom. Teachers will also learn how to successfully address the needs of multicultural students once they are appropriately identified for special education services. The focus will be on multicultural students with communication disorders, cognitive, learning, physical, and behavioral disabilities, traumatic brain injury, vision and hearing loss. Teachers will implement learning strategies to improve motivation among students, create a positive classroom environment and strengthen the home-school relationship.


Goals and Objectives

As a result of this participation in this course, students should:

1. Understand why minority students are overrepresented in the areas of learning disabilities, behavior disorders and cognitive disabilities.

2. Implement strategies and interventions to help minority students achieve academic success in the regular education classroom.

3. Implement a constructive discipline program to build social skills and encourage friendships among students.

4. Create and implement culturally responsive practices for the following student populations so that they are able to participate within the least restrictive environment:

Communication Disorders

 Cognitive Disabilities

 Learning Disabilities

 Behavioral Problems


 Traumatic Brain Injury

 Physical, Hearing and Vision  Impairments



The required reading is found in the text listed below:

Obiakor, F. (2007). Multicultural Special Education: Culturally Responsive Teaching.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.