Grad Cert: Social Justice in Education Certificate

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New Social Justice Graduate Certificate

The College of Education Certificate in Social Justice is organized to support the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to create a just and equitable society. The curriculum focuses on both institutional and personal processes, values, attitudes and behaviors that sustain injustice while encouraging the development of positive educational, familial, community-centric, and social group advocacy and action. Coursework for the certificate responds to these issues across our college offerings, from educational psychology to educator and counselor preparation to educational leadership. Indeed, this social justice focus can, in many circumstances, become the core of your graduate degree program.

The Graduate Certificate in Social Justice is an 18 credit hour program. To earn a certificate, one must a)complete 6 credit hours in the Foundations Choice Sequence, b) complete 12 credit hours in the Elective Choice Sequences, and as a capstone c) submit during the final semester of the program, for review by a faculty panel, an artifact/assignment from a Certificate course together with a written reflection that articulates in what ways it represents learning to become more culturally competent and socially just.

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Matthew Davis

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The Graduate Certificate in Social Justice is an 18 credit hour program. To earn a certificate, one must a) complete 6 credit hours in the Foundations Choice Sequence, b) complete 12 credit hours in the Elective Choice Sequences, and as a capstone c) submit during the final semester of the program, for review by a faculty panel, an artifact/assignment from a Certificate course together with a written reflection that articulates in what ways it represents one's learning to become more culturally competent and socially just.

Foundations Sequence6
Select 2 of 3 courses
ED FND 6430
Critical Race Theory in Education
TCH ED 6010
Examining History, Community And Social Justice In Education
TCH ED 6350
Gender, Language & Identity
Social Justice Electives12
Select four courses from the list of electives. The elective courses are organized into three categories: Social Justice and Action, Diversity, and Culture and Context. You may select your electives from any or all categories.
Social Justice and Action Elective Courses
CNS ED 6830
Counseling African American Clients
CNS ED 6840
Counseling Sexual Minorities
CNS ED 6850
Social Class and Poverty Issues In Counseling
TCH ED 6020
Teacher Action, Advocacy And Leadership
Or other approved elective
Diversity Elective Courses
CNS ED 6030
Foundations for Multicultural Counseling
ED FND 6430
Critical Race Theory in Education 1
GS 4100
Introduction to Feminist and Gender Theory
TCH ED 6010
Examining History, Community And Social Justice In Education 1
TCH ED 6350
Gender, Language & Identity 1
Or other approved elective
Culture and Context Elective Courses
CNS ED 6220
Current Issues In Counseling Special Needs Populations
ED ADM 6200
Demographic Contexts of Education
ED ADM 6203
Political Contexts Of Education
ED FND 6430
Critical Race Theory in Education
ED REM 7712
Discourse Analysis In Education
ED TECH 6434
Technology and Privilege
Or other approved elective
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Course not taken for the Foundations Sequence requirement may be taken as an Elective course.

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Matthew D. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Matthew D. Davis, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Foundations in the Department of Educational Services and Professional Programs at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Davis earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D., (curriculum & instruction, educational administration, history, and public affa...
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Carl Hoagland, Ed.D.
Emerson Electric Company Endowed Professor in Technology and Learning

Carl Hoagland is the Emerson Electric Endowed Professor of Technology and Learning and the Director of the E. Desmond Lee Technology and Learning Center. He previously served as the Executive Director of The Regional Consortium for Education and Technology, a technology center that served over 30 ...
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Virginia L. Navarro, Ph.D.
Founders Professor

Virginia Navarro, Associate Professor in the Department of Educator Preparation, Innovation & Research at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, received her Ph.D. in educational psychology from Washington University in 1994. A former high school English and journalism teacher in both public and ...