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Multicultural Human Relations  Content Coursework

All MCPS professional personnel who have not completed a multicultural human relations course or a comparable course will be required to do so within five years of employment. MCPS offers MSDE approved CPD courses which fulfill this requirement.




(Semester Hour Credits) 

Multicultural Human Relations


Ethnic Groups in American Society



Education That is Multicultural


MCPS employment contingencies also can be satisfied with undergraduate or graduate course work from a regionally accredited college or university.  As a reminder, only graduate and CPD credits apply toward salary advancement.

Comparable Courses

Examples of course titles that would be comparable and acceptable include: 

  • Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
  • Multicultural Education
  • School, Community, and Culture
  • Cross-cultural Counseling
  • Human Development, Learning, and Diversity
  • Teaching in a Multicultural Society
  • Multicultural Literature
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Educational Philosophy in a Diverse Society

NOTE: There may be other courses that apply toward these requirements. If you find another course that you believe may apply, please submit a course description along with a written request regarding the applicability of the course via pony mail, regular mail, or email to the Certification Unit.

How to Register for Courses

For MCPS course offerings, please access Professional Development Online (PDO) to view & register for MCPS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.

Additional Information

For additional information about PDO or course offerings, please visit the CPD Courses information webpage.

For additional information about equity training, please go to Equity Training and Development.


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