The Certificate in K-12 Equity and Inclusion encourages the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to meet standard 3 (equity and cultural responsiveness) of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, adopted by the School Administrators of Iowa.

Course offerings contribute to the development of competencies in the areas of research, policy, practice and student advocacy. These competencies are essential for effectively dismantling educational disparities for K-12 students from historically marginalized backgrounds (including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, immigration status, language spoken at home, and disability status). For more information, please email

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Procedures

Degree-Seeking Graduate Students

Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students

  • Complete the University of Iowa non-degree online application form.
  • Check the Certificate circle and choose “K-12 Equity and Inclusion” in the drop-down menu. With this application, you will need to submit an official transcript and you will be billed a $55 application fee at the time of enrollment. Given submission of the appropriate materials, your enrollment application will be reviewed and the Coordinator of the K-12 Equity and Inclusion Certificate will be informed of your intentions.
  • Complete and submit the K-12 Equity and Inclusion Enrollment Form to the Coordinator. You may complete this form at the same time as you submit the non-degree online application form.

Certificate in K-12 Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
Liz Hollingworth
N491 Lindquist Center

Enrollment Management
The University of Iowa
2900 University Capitol Centre
201 S. Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA 52242