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Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education

Program Introduction

This course is designed to provide students with a general understanding of critical issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion (DEI) in Myanmar's K-12 education. Students will learn the comparative DEI landscape between American and Myanmar schools. The macro, micro, and meso perspectives of diversity issues related to the economy, education, culture, and religion will be discussed in the course. Structural, organizational, and systemic cases on how equity, diversity, and inclusion are addressed in education will also be covered in this course. 

Learning Objectives

The course will provide you with a broad overview of issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion in education. By the end of the course, you will be able to

  1. Understanding the underlying issues from both historical and contemporary perspectives

    • Consider the effects of past, present, and future educational policies and practices on the goal of narrowing the equity gap. 

  2. Recognizing the major issues involving equity, diversity, and social justice in education

    • Review the different dimensions and perspectives from macro (history, law, policy, culture, structures), micro (students, stakeholders), and meso (institutions, policies, government) factors. 

  3. Analyze equity, diversity, and social justice in education from a systemic level

    • Understand the interconnected influence of multiple stakeholders, policies, and persons in both basic and higher education systems. 

  4. Examine delivery of services, student support, and educational development in education

    • Identify different dimensions that may have negative impacts on equity, diversity, and social justice in teaching and learning.

About the Institution

The program is jointly offered by the University of North Dakota and the University of Taxila.

About the University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota (UND) is a flagship public research university in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Dakota Territorial Assembly established it in 1883, six years before the establishment of the state of North Dakota. The university has nine professional colleges and schools: aerospace sciences, arts & sciences, business & public administration, education & human development, engineering & mines, graduate studies, law, medicine & health sciences, and nursing & professional disciplines. The university has the only schools of law and medicine in the state of North Dakota. Its John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is one of the top three Aerospace schools in the U.S. and has the largest fleet of civilian flight training aircraft in North America, with over 120 aircraft and helicopters. The Aerospace School was the first in the U.S. to offer a degree in unmanned aircraft systems operations. 

About the University of Taxila

Established in 2015 with a mission to provide high-quality personal development courses, Taxila Institute is one of its kind in the training service industry, offering non-degree programs in management and education disciplines. In a very short time, Taxila Institute has become a trusted partner of nearly 160 public universities and several departments of basic education (at the state level) and provided quality education to more than 16,000 university students, 7,500 faculty members, and 700 teachers. Taxila Institute has administered several educational projects in collaboration with the Myanmar Ministry of Education (MOE) and public universities all across Myanmar. To provide American-accredited bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in Myanmar, Taxila Institute has been transitioned into the University of Taxila. In partnerships with several public universities in the U.S., the University of Taxila will provide face-to-face, online, and hybrid instructions for nearly 80 degrees accredited by relevant councils such as HLC, AACSB, ABET, and CAEP. In addition, the University of Taxila will also offer American-accredited courses for professional development.

Program Eligibility

Admission Requirements 

  • An application form

  • A scholarship essay

  • A recommendation letter from a Taxila alumni

  • Be a private school teacher or a freelance teacher

  • A desktop/laptop computer, stable internet connection, and reliable electricity

Program Requirements

  1. Successful completion of the course

    •  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education​ (2 credits)

  2. Successful completion of any other requirements 

Program Awards

Upon completing the program requirements, educators will receive two credits and earn a certificate and a transcript from the University of Taxila. 

If educators opt-in to pay additional fees, they can earn two graduate-level extension credits from the University of North Dakota and receive UND's course certificate and an official transcript. Please contact student affairs for payment options. 

Program Fees

The followings are the fees for the ELPT program. 


Application Fee:                          50,000 MMK

Taxila Tuition Fee (2 credits):    750,000 MMK

Transcript Fee:                             25,000 MMK

Diploma Fee:                               25,000 MMK

Total:                                           850,000 MMK

If educators opt-in to pay for the UND tuition fees, they can earn two graduate-level extension credits from the University of North Dakota and receive UND's course certificate and an official transcript. 

Additional tuition and fee of 300,000 MMK will be incurred. Please contact student affairs for payment options.

Program Scholarships

The University of Taxila will award 100 partial scholarships. Each full scholarship award is worth 750,000 MMK, including tuition and fee.

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