Educating African American Learners

Asynchronous Online Course

This course explores, through a historical perspective, the sociopolitical factors impacting the education of African American learners. The course examines culturally relevant pedagogy, critical Black pedagogy and critical race theory as ways to improve the educational experiences of African American learners.


CE 9088: Culturally Relevant and Critical Pedagogies in Educating African American Learners


Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 30, 2021
This class has been canceled.



Continuing Education Units:


Course Details:

Class Number: 10827
Section: 01



African American student in the classroom at SF State




Abul Pitre

Abul Pitre is Professor and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University. He holds a B.S. in Social Studies Education and M.A. in Social Science from Southern University Baton Rouge and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University. He has authored and co-edited 25 books with his most recent being, The Gloria Ladson-Billings Reader, A Critical Black Pedagogy Reader: The Brothers Speak, Research Studies on Educating for Diversity and Social Justice and Perspectives on Diversity, Equity and Social Justice in Educational Leadership. Prior to working in the academy he was a high school social studies who transformed a Louisiana High School that had territorial fights, low test scores and student apathy.

Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building


Trio of African American students study together in the library at SF State

Required Books

Educating African American Students Course Pack, Cognella Academic Publishers.
Pitre, A. (Ed.). (2019). A Critical Black Pedagogy Reader: The Brothers Speak. Rowman and Littlefield.


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Certificate of Completion Request

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Program Lead
Karen Nelson Villanueva