Professional Development Courses

IACET Accredited Professional Development Certificate Courses

CORA is excited to partner with institutions to offer professional development around enhancing the ability to better serve men of color through our Men of Color series which includes Teaching Men of Color in the Community college, Supporting Men of Color in the Community College, and Teaching Boys and Young Men of Color and our Racial Equity in Education Series which include Racial Microaggressions, Unconscious Bias, and Best Practices in Teaching in the Community College.
The following continuing education courses are designed for educators at both K-12 and Postsecondary institutions. Learners will receive continuing education credits once the course is completed.

  • Best Practices For Teaching in the Community College

    This program provides school, college and university educators with an introduction to racial microaggressions and their numerous manifestations in educational settings. The program also provides recommendations on how to reduce the prevalence and influence of microaggressions on recipients.

  • Black Ally Program – “Dismantling Anti-Blackness on Your Campus: Core Competencies for Allies” new

    $200.00

    Many schools and colleges have opportunities for students and educators to participate in ally programs. These programs are essential to create an understanding of challenges facing specific populations and strategies that can be employed to foster a more welcoming and supportive environment. Campuses that seek to foster enhanced outcomes for Black students and educators must similarly ensure that their communities are engaged in professional learning that enhances their ability to support their Black/African American community. While many organizations have released statements affirming their support of Black people and communities, these statements must translate to real change and action. We will explore frameworks and strategies toward addressing this phenomenon that are sustainable, transformative and rooted in justice at both the individual and institutional levels. 

  • Black Minds Matter

    Black Minds Matter is a public series that is designed to raise the national consciousness about issues facing Black students in education. The series intentionally addresses the pervasive undervaluing and criminalization of Black minds. Tangible solutions for promoting the learning, development, and success of Black students are offered.

  • Course Design for Racial Equity new

    Anti-racism is the act of engaging in actions that intentionally counter-act racism against Black, Indigineous and People of Color (BIPOC). As noted by scholar Ibram Kendi notes that the opposite of racisms is not being non-racist, but being “anti-racist.” Bearing this in mind, this program aims to provide educators with the tools to engage in anti-racist course design, for online and in-person modalities. Participants will learn how racism impacts students’ learning, growth and development as well as tangible strategies to intentionally counter-act the challenges in their curricula. This will include tangible recommendations for course titles, learning objectives, syllabi, lesson planning and more. Certificate program = 1.5 CEUs, 15 hours. Make this program available to all your instructional teachers and faculty. 

  • Racial Microaggressions

    $200.00

    This program provides school, college and university educators with an introduction to racial microaggressions and their numerous manifestations in educational settings. The program also provides recommendations on how to reduce the prevalence and influence of microaggressions on recipients.

  • Supporting Men of Color in the Community College special

    This course provides community college advisors, student service officers, and support staff with strategies and approaches that can be used to foster enhanced learning, development, and success among college men of color.

  • Supporting Students with Food and Housing Insecurities new

    This program will explore the prevalence and impact of basic needs insecurities such as food and housing insecurities. Learners will be exposed to research around the incidence of basic needs insecurity as well as strategies and interventions to help support students in community college with basic needs insecurity.

  • Teaching Boys and Young Men of Color special

    This course provides PreK-12 educators with strategies and approaches that can be used to foster enhanced learning among Black and Latino boys.

  • Teaching Men of Color in the Community College hot

    This course provides community college instructional faculty with strategies and approaches that can be used to foster enhanced learning among college men of color.

  • Unconscious Bias new

    $200.00

    This program is designed to provide an introduction to the topic of unconscious bias to school, college, and university educators. The program highlights variation definitions of unconscious associations, discusses the influence of these associations on student success and provides pathways to better understand unconscious bias in education.