Curriculum and Pedagogy for Social Justice Certificate
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.
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.
Present a cumulative 3.0 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.
Submit a personal statement of career goals, purposes, and objectives, approximately 500 words that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing certificate program.
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 except for the two capstone courses which are hybrid. The courses are rotated on a three-semester cohort model that begins in the Fall and ends with two capstone courses in the Summer.
|EDUF 8631||Foundations for Social Justice Education||3|
|EDUF 7235||Multicultural Education||3|
|EDUC 8230||Curriculum Design and Evaluation||3|
|EDUC 8632||Curriculum and Pedagogy for Social Justice||3|
|EDUC 8633||Social Justice Inquiry||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Critical Issues in Literacy Education with Diverse Populations|
|Understanding Diverse Students through Case Study|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
READ 8530 Critical Issues in Literacy Education with Diverse Populations (3) or
EDUF 7230 Understanding Diverse Students through Case Study (3)
EDUF 8631 Foundations for Social Justice Education (3)
EDUF 7235 Multicultural Education (3)
EDUC 8230 Curriculum Design and Evaluation (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 Academic Services Center
P.O. Box 8083
Statesboro, GA 30460
Fax: (912) 478-5093
Dr. Sabrina Ross
Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
P.O. Box 8144
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0696
Fax: (912) 478-5382