The Curriculum and Pedagogy for Social Justice Certificate consists of six graduate level education courses designed to provide educators with the theoretical foundations, historical knowledge, practical experience, and supportive infrastructure needed to become reflective practitioners who successfully integrate social justice education into their classrooms. The graduate certificate can be completed as a stand-alone program or along with any of the Master’s degrees offered in the College of Education. An underlying assumption of this graduate certificate is the educators who engage in social education will be able to identify dehumanizing sociopolitical conditions that undermine good teaching and academic achievement and will actively engage in pedagogical practices to alter those conditions to educate all students to reach their highest potential.
1. Completed requirements for a Bachelor’s degree in an institution accredited by proper regional accrediting association or an equivalent at a recognized national or international university.
2. Present a cumulative 3.0 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
3. Submit a personal statement of career goals, purpose, and objectives, approximately 500 words that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the certificate program.
*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA.(www.naces.org)
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*The application and all required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab for the program must be received by the deadline. If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.