Teaching Black History Micro-Credential

Our teaching black history micro-credential helps you by advancing content knowledge, curriculum development and instructional approaches for PK–12 Black history courses. This one-year program includes two traditional courses, a collection of specialized professional development courses and a capstone course. You are required to attend and possibly present at the annual Teaching Black History Conference the summer of your enrollment. The conference registration fee is included in the micro-credential tuition. All courses are guided by LaGarrett King’s (2020) Black historical consciousness framework. Current UB students and non-UB students are eligible to apply.

Our program consists of a series of six courses designed to support you as you:

  • Become proficient in Black history teaching frameworks
  • Gain valuable Black history content and pedagogical knowledge
  • Learn the best curricular and instructional practices around Black history education
  • Become an advocate and leader for advancing Black history education in schools and society
  • Network with other Black history educators worldwide

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Program Overview

Academic credential granted Micro-credential
Time to completion 1 year
Skills experience gained
  • Career and self-development
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Curriculum development
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Pedagogical content knowledge
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology
Course delivery Online
Application deadline Fall: Aug. 20
Questions about the program?
LaGarrett King

Associate Professor
Department of Learning and Instruction
505 Baldy Hall


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Graduate School of Education
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The Center for K–12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education

LaGarrett King.

The Center for K–12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education is a research and professional development center housed within GSE at UB. The center seeks to investigate and provide solutions for more effective education around Black history and race.