MA in Education and Social Justice

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This graduate program offers opportunities to explore the complex links between education and social justice, focusing on current research, educational policy, and societal issues. Students will reflect on ways to address problems impacting human rights, the environment, and educational systems. Students pursuing this program will have several opportunities to integrate theory and practice in a variety of learning contexts. Through their engagement with organizations focused on addressing major social issues, students will hone their skills on how to advocate for changes for educational systems and society as a whole. This program is designed for those who are committed—or aspire to commit to—education, community organizing, and social change. Program delivery combines synchronous and asynchronous online instruction.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of this program will be able to:
  1. Explain how environmental problems unequally impact social groups.
  2. Apply academic conventions required for graduate written products and scholarly presentations.
  3. Analyze the articulation between migration and human rights.
  4. Examine historical contemporary systems of privilege and oppression, with special attention to the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
  5. Assess the relationships between education policy and social justice issues.
  6. Evaluate strategies of social justice advocacy and community organizing.
  7. Compose a reflective report on education and social justice that articulates theory and field experience.
Total credits required for MA: 30
1-year, Intensive

COURSE SEQUENCE 

 

Course

Hours/Credits

EDU605 Academic Writing

30/2

EDU610 Education for Social Justice

45/3

EDU615 Critical Race Theory in Education

60/4

EDU650 Gender and Sexuality in Education

60/4

EDU670 Environmental Justice

30/2

EDU690 Migrants, Refugees, and Human Rights

45/3

EDU710 Social Justice and Education Policy

60/4

EDU760 Advocacy, Community Organizing, and Education

60/4

EDU780 Practicum

30/2

EDU790 Capstone

30/2

Total

450/30

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Admissions as a graduate student requires:
  • a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university; and, 
  • a minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate or previous graduate coursework. 

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES

Applicants must forward the following to Rex & Margaret Fortune School of Education's Sacramento Home Office:
  • a complete application;
  • application fee;
  • current resume or CV;
  • statement of purpose; 
  • two (2) recommendation letters from professors, employers, or other individuals with whom you have collaborated in a professional capacity; and,
  • interview with a member of the Graduate Selection Committee.