Curriculum and Pedagogy for Social Justice Certificate (Online)
Degree Requirements: 18 Credit Hours
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. This 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 that educators who engage in social justice 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.
Complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent at a recognized national or international university.
Present a cumulative 3.0 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and/or graduate coursework.
Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 500 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant's professional aspirations.
Program of Study
The Graduate Certificate program requires a total of 18 credit hours. There are five required courses and one elective course. All of the courses are online. The courses are rotated on a three-semester cohort model that begins in the Summer and ends with two capstone courses in the Spring.
|Curriculum Design and Evaluation|
|Curriculum and Pedagogy for Social Justice|
|Social Justice Inquiry|
|Foundations for Social Justice Education|
|Choose one of the following:|
|Understanding Diverse Students through Case Study|
|Critical Issues in Literacy Education with Diverse Populations|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
EDUF 7235 Multicultural Education (3)
EDUC 8230 Curriculum Design and Evaluation (3)
EDUF 8631 Foundations for Social Justice Education (3)
READ 8530 Critical Issues in Literacy Education with Diverse Populations (3) or
EDUF 7230 Understanding Diverse Students through Case Study (3)
EDUC 8632 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Social Justice (3) (Capstone Experience)
EDUC 8633 Social Justice Inquiry (3) (Capstone Experience)
After earning the certificate, students who complete this non-degree program in good standing (cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0) may wish to apply to the following related degree or certificate programs:
- Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Certificate Program
- Curriculum Studies, Ed.D.
- Educational Leadership Ed.D.
- Master of Arts in Teaching M.A.T.
- Master of Education M.Ed.
Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit the Graduate Academic Advisement catalog page.
Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)