This course is designed to introduce individuals to the issues involved in a multicultural approach for American educational systems. It reviews the significance of multicultural worldviews and examines changing demographic patterns which affect school and youth populations, diverse perspectives which impact learning in educational systems, and effective instructional strategies for working with diverse student populations. 47 contact hours plus an additional 15 hours participation in a variety of multicultural experiences are required. This may require some students to pay to be fingerprinted in order to complete the Level II security clearance. A student who has a criminal background precluding him or her from volunteering in a classroom may not be able to complete the field experience and may not receive credit for this course.