LGBT Education for Educators: Certificate of Achievement

This certificate provides students with a concentrated study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues for educators, child care workers, counselors, administrators and staff. Completion of this certificate can prepare students to deliver curriculum required by the Fair and Inclusive Education Act.

Career Opportunities

According the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2013 there are 266,255 teachers currently working in 1181 school districts in California public schools. Napa Valley College provides one of only three accredited LGBT education programs in California. There are few other sources of this training for educators in California.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and define the terms people use to identify their sexual orientation and gender identity.
  2. Discuss the challenges non-gender conforming persons face in the community, family and workforce including education.
Certificate Requirements
Required Courses
LGBT-120Introduction to Lgbt Studies in the Family, Education and Community3
LGBT-121LGBT Communities, Family & Education in the 21st Century3
LGBT-122Transgender Identities and Issues3
Total Units9