Social Justice Education

The importance of preparing educational researchers and practitioners committed to seeking equity in education and possessing the ability to act as change agents in the field is only becoming increasingly relevant within today’s dynamic social, political, and educational landscape. Accordingly, the GSE has declared Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice to be a critical research area within the school’s strategic plan, and has made meeting the needs of diverse learners and addressing the equity and adequacy of financial, human, and social resources for PK-12 and higher education institutions an integral component to all program curricula.

Through completion of any of the 60+ programs of study offered by the GSE, students will be challenged to understand the influence social class, ethnicity, language, race, gender, sexual identity, religion, and other forms of human diversity have on educational opportunity and student success. With guidance from expert faculty, they can expect to investigate emotive topics including the opportunity gap, school to prison pipeline, public school finance, and globalization, as well as to explore theoretical considerations including inequality, human and civil rights, and ethics, among others.

Explore programs in this area:

Non-Degree
Educational Technology
Preschool through Grade 3 Certification
Reading Specialist Certification
Students with Disabilities Certification
Supervisor Certification
Learning Disabilities Teacher-Certification
Athletic Coaching in Education
Educational Technology for Adult Education
Adult ESL and Literacy Education
ESL and Bilingual/Bicultural Certification
Gifted Education
ESL Certification
Bilingual/Bicultural Certification
Higher Education Teaching
Human Resources Development
Literacy Instruction
Maker Education
Principal Certification
School Administrator Certification
Teacher Leadership

5-yr Master’s
Dance Education
5 Yr – K-5 Elementary & 6-8 Subject Matter Specialization Certification
Preschool through Grade 3 Certification
English/Language Arts Education
Language Education
Language Education – ESL
Mathematics Education
Science Education – Agricultural Science Certification
Science Education – Biological Science Certification
Science Education – Physical Science Certification
Social Studies Education
Special Education

Master’s without Certification
Dance Education
Educational Administration & Supervision
Adult and Continuing Education
College Student Affairs
College Student Affairs, Executive Track
Language Education
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Education, Culture and Society
Educational Statistics and Measurement
Special Education
Special Education with Applied Behavioral Analysis
Learning Cognition and Development
Counseling Psychology
Literacy Education

Master’s with Certification
Educational Administration & Supervision – Principal Certification
Educational Administration & Supervision – Principal and Supervisor
Language Education – Bilingual/Bicultural Certification
Language Education – ESL & Bilingual/Bicultural Certification
Language Education – English as a Second Language
Special Education – Students with Disabilities Certification
Special Education – Students with Disabilities Certification & Gifted Education
Learning Disabilities Teacher-Certification
School Counseling Certification
Reading Specialist & Supervisor Certification

Post-Bacc Master’s
Dance Education
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
English/Language Arts Education
Language Education
Language Education – ESL
Mathematics Education
Science Education – Agricultural Science Certification
Science Education – Biological Science Certification
Science Education – Physical Science Certification
Social Studies Education

EdD
Educational Leadership
Design of Learning Environments
Education, Culture and Society
Teacher Leadership
Special Education

PhD
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Early Childhood Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Educational Psychology
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Special Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Human Development
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Language Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Learning Sciences
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Literacy Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Math Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Science Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Social Studies Education
Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development – Statistics and Measurement
Theory, Organization, and Policy
Higher Education

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