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University of Massachusetts
College of Education
Graduate School


Contact Information:

159 Hills South
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Student Development Department Office:
413-545-2231, 413-545-3610

Ximena Zúñiga, Concentration Chair



College of Education
Department of Student Development (SD)
Social Justice Education Concentration

The Educational Specialist Degree in Social Justice
(Ed.S.) 30 credits

The Ed.S. is designed to meet the needs of educational professionals who work with youth in educational settings or at the university level (school administrators, counselors, teachers, student affairs professionals, for example), who have completed a master’s degree, and wish to pursue advanced graduate work beyond the masters degree. The goal of the Ed.S. program is similar to the master's, in that it prepares reflective practitioners who can demonstrate competency in the skills; awareness and knowledge needed to plan, implement, and evaluate effective social justice education programs. Ed.S. students teach one-credit undergraduate social justice education courses as part of their practicum experience.

A typical program of study for the Ed.S. resembles the master's in reflective practice.


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