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Ethnic Studies: ETHN/EDUC 210 Ethnic Studies for Educators

Course Description

ETHN 210 - Ethnic Studies for Educators

This class prepares students to utilize the concepts and methods of Ethnic Studies in teaching and pedagogical practice in K-12 education. Discusses the role of intersectionality, identity, and collective struggle in educational institutions, focusing on Native American, African American, Asian American and Latina/o/x American communities. We will cover historical inequalities reproduced within education and schools, the knowledge produced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities and the strategies used for resistance and liberation.

Instructor Contact Information

Instructor: Dr. Sebastian Ferrada

Pronouns: They/Them


Office Hours: 

Tuesday, 10:30AM – 12:00PM via Zoom

Thursday, 10:30AM – 12:00PM via email

Tues. 2:30-3:30PM and Wed. 3:30-4:30PM at North County Campus (NCC), Room N4024

Instructor: Dr. Mario Espinoza-Kulick

Pronouns: he/él


Fall Office Hours: 

Tuesdays 1 PM - 4 PM SLO Campus, Room 4040

Wednesdays 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, SLO Campus, Room 4040


Textbook Information

Required Materials
(All other required course readings are posted on Canvas)

  • Cuauhtin, R. Tolteka, Miguel Zavala, Christine Sleeter, and Wayne Au. 2019. Rethinking Ethnic Studies. 1st edition. Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools.

  • Journal articles, book chapters, and media will be assigned and made available on Canvas. Students are responsible for accessing and/or renting these materials as required.

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Guidance on Identifying and Using Educational Standards

You can find more information about the Content Standards here, including detailed descriptions of the standards by subject area. 

The most efficient way to identify standards to use with your lesson plan is to use the search tool, which is available online or through an app created by the California Department of Education. You can enter search terms, and then filter your results by content area and grade level. For example, you could search for “ethnicity” or “artistic” and explore what you find.

In the Lesson Plan, in the appropriate box of the template, you should include at least one of the standards, with the Standard Identifier followed by the full text of the Standard itself, which is listed under the label “Standard:” at the end of each entry. For example, "HSS-11.2.2: Describe the changing landscape, including the growth of cities linked by industry and trade, and the development of cities divided according to race, ethnicity, and class. 

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