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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Cabrini University

CRSE Competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Course Description

This course covers the research, theory, philosophy, and practical implications of employing culturally responsive pedagogy, practices, and programming in and across school boundaries. Specifically, this course explores the seminal work of scholars and educators such as Gloria Ladson-Billings, Geneva Gay, Gary R. Howard, Christopher Emdin, and Django Paris, with the goals of preparing teacher candidates to develop reciprocal relationships with students and communities, while simultaneously employing exemplar cultural teaching methods within their professional practice. Additionally, this course will assist students in learning about and developing culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy in their different content/subject matter areas.

Why was this course your focus?

“The course that I revised is titled EDU-390 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. The course is required for all of our students to graduate from our Teacher Education program.”


This artifact is a rubric for culturally responsive lessons and assignments, developed by Jean Aguilar-Valdez, 2015.

Meet the Teacher Educator

Dr. Ron Whitaker

Culturally Responsive Assistant Professor of Education; Associate Dean of the School of Education; Chair of the Educational Policy and Leadership Department; Director of School and District Relations; and Director of the Center for Urban Education, Equity, and Improvement

Cabrini University

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Course Type



CRSE1 Cultural Lens

CRSE2 Bias

CRSE3 Real World Experiences

CRSE4 Equitable and Differentiated Opportunities

CRSE5 Asset-Based Perspectives

CRSE6 Family/Community Engagement

CRSE7 Linguistic Diversity

CRSE8 High Expectations

CRSE9 Exclusionary Behaviors

Content Area

Elementary, Secondary, Early Childhood


Early-program, Undergraduate


Accessibility statement, Resource statements, Teaching philosophy


CRSE focus