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Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The Center for Teaching and Learning works to help educators and administrators throughout the United States excel in their teaching, to enhance the culture of teaching, and, in turn, to increase the sociocultural perspectives of education. The CTL focuses on integrating the following aspects in effective teaching methodologies:

Critical Race Theory

Recognizing that racism is embedded within educational systems and institutions that replicate racial inequality and embracing the lived experiences of people of color within scholarly spaces.

Critical Race Theory Primer

Learn more about Critical Race Theory

Lesson Plans 

#TeachFreedom Trump Syllabus  created & compiled by Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D. with Alicia Moore, Ph.D. & Regina Lewis, Ph.D.

Exploring the Reasons Why Trump Won

Writing White Privilege, Race, and Citizenship: Reading Angela Davis, Toni Morrison, Claudia Rankine and Walt Whitman

A Pedagogy of Resistance in the Struggle Against White Supremacist State-Sanctioned Violence

Exploring the “Crisis” in Black Education from a Post-White Orientation

The African American Saga From Enslavement To Life in a Color Blind Society (Or Racism Without Race)

K-12 Program and Development

Creating professional development materials and resources for educators and administrators to effectively integrate critical race theory into culturally responsive instruction.


Fortifying culturally responsive teaching techniques and positioning learners at the core of effective course design, including learning objectives and assessments.


Identifying and disseminating teaching professional development strategies supported by empirical research.

Equitable and Inclusive

Implementing universal design principles, advocating for sociocultural perspectives within learning spaces, and understanding the effectiveness of equity, diversity, and inclusion policy audits.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy Audit Factors


Reinvigorating practical teaching and learning strategies that foster educator development and spark genius amongst scholars.

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