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CARIBBEAN MYTHS AND CULTURE for Secondary Teachers 5-12 (In Spanish)

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This online course will explore some of the most important Afro-Caribbean religions and their cultural manifestations rooted in different spiritual beliefs that came from Africa during the Conquest and Colonial periods. The teachers will introduce some aspects of the phenomenology of these beliefs, the practices of their followers, and the important role of their discourses for oppressed and marginalized groups. Some of the topics to be discussed are the ideas spirits, Santería - Cuba, Espiritismo - Puerto Rico, Vodou - Hispanola, sacrifices, The Rastafarians, Spiritism, Candomblé, the idea of evil, syncretism, and Botanicas in their role in healing people. Also, we are going to pay special attention to the influence of these religious experiences in Caribbean art, music, literature and other alternative texts. This course is conducted in Spanish by a native speaker, Dr. Wanda Ocasio-Rivera.

67.5 Professional Development Points ($299)

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Educators Academy instructors are all native speakers with high credentials and excellent standards. Although our courses are usually organized on an eight week schedule, teachers may obtain an automatic extension catered to their needs within one year limit.  


Graduate Credits

  • Graduate Courses for degree completion, professional development, re-certification or salary advancement.

  • Courses taken for Colorado State University – Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo) earn graduate credits which can transfer to graduate degree program or count for the 12 credit option for professional licensure in Massachusetts.

  • Teachers will obtain 3 graduate credits and professional development points (67.5) upon completion of our graduate courses.


Professional Development Points for French and Spanish Teachers

Educators Academy is an approved Professional Development Provider by Massachusetts Department of Education for Secondary and Elementary (DESE).

  • Teachers can choose to take our graduate courses to obtain a certificate of completion for Professional Development Points only. MA DESE will convert a 3-credit graduate course into 67.5 PDPs  (1 semester hour = 22.5 PDPs)



  • 67.5 Professional Development Points - $399

  • 3 Fully Transferable Graduate credits / 67.5 PDPs - $649 

2024 Spring Semester Course Registration   

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** Withdrawals and Refund Policy **

A student is entitled to a refund of tuition according to the following schedule:

  • Withdrawals received by end of the first week of course                                          Full Refund*

  • Withdrawals received in the second week of the course                                           50% Refund

  • Withdrawals received after the second week of the course                                      No Refund

​* If a student downloaded more than 30% of the class material, a full refund cannot be made.

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