Undergraduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion

Learn to negotiate issues of power in a variety of settings, and position yourself to act as an advocate and organizer for people who have been systematically marginalized based on a variety of socially constructed characteristics with the Diversity and Inclusion Undergraduate Certificate in Temple’s College of Education. This 12-credit undergraduate certificate fosters communication and leadership skills with the goal of educating others on issues of power and removing barriers to equity.

A certificate in Diversity and Inclusion enables and empowers students to become leaders in both public and private sectors, able to aid and support those marginalized due to

  • disability,
  • ethnicity,
  • immigration status,
  • race and/or
  • socioeconomic status.

Developing skills to lead organizations and groups as they navigate issues of power is consistent with the mission and goals of Temple University and the College of Education. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work toward greater pluralism and act to provide more equitable opportunities for people in a variety of settings.

Intended for early-career undergraduate students at Temple University, graduates of the Diversity and Inclusion Undergraduate Certificate will be able to communicate complex ideas related to equity in a variety of settings.

Submission of a final reflective paper is required to complete the certificate.

Delivery Method

All courses are offered in-person at Temple University’s Main Campus.

Classes & Curriculum

You must complete 12 credit hours (four courses) in order to earn the certificate. Topics covered in the curriculum include

  • inclusive education,
  • interpersonal communication and
  • understanding urban communities.

See a full list of Diversity and Inclusion Certificate courses.

Related Graduate Degrees

Related Graduate Certificates

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Certificate Program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $16,080.00 per year
Out-of-state: $28,992.00 per year


For more information about this program, the College of Education, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Ritter Annex 150
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8011
Email: educate@temple.edu


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