LGBTQI Education


  • Identify and address prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes which exist in our society
  • Discover one’s own biases and realize how tacit assumptions are part of everyday life
  • Develop an action plan that will create a safer school environment for all


According to statistics gathered by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, ten percent of the population is gay, bisexual, or transgender. These students come to school with the needs of any other student. Transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth are quickly becoming more visible in society. Parents of gender non-conforming children are coming to mental health providers in increasing numbers and are often met with stigma and bias and a lack of education on TGNC health. TGNC youth are turned out of their homes at disproportionate rates and harassed and bullied in school at higher rates than their gender conforming peers. They have higher rates of suicide, depression and substance abuse and face unique medical, legal and social barriers. They also have produced their own cultures and communities to face these challenges. This course will examine the scientific research on TGNC youth in the context of the practical challenges faced by these individuals and their families. This course is imperative as it will enable any counselor or educator to be a reliable source for those youth who feel marginalized due to their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. This course is appropriate for all K-12 school professionals.

Graduate Credits

Boise State University

Course Number: 071
You can earn 3 Graduate Level Credits ($180) from Boise State University for this course. Select “Boise State” as the credit type when adding the course to your cart.
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**To earn graduate level credit, participants will need to complete an additional graduate level assignment**


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