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159 Hills South
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

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

Email:sjegraduateadmissions@gmail.com
Ximena Zúñiga, Concentration Chair

 

 

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

Social Justice Education Courses and Practica Offerings

All courses are 3 credits unless specified otherwise 

EDUC 522: SELF-AWARENESS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION
Focuses on the development of personal awareness of self in social groups and systems of oppression and its impact on leadership ability to facilitate learning environments in social justice education.


EDUC 609: MULTICULTURAL GROUP PROCESSES
Explores theories of group dynamics across and within group differences, which facilitate understanding of key small group processes and group development.


EDUC 624: CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION
Examines theories of social justice, social oppression and liberation from different traditions and disciplinary perspectives and positionalities. (Required core course for first year students)


EDUC 627: SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION CURRICULUM DESIGN AND FACILITATION (4 credits)
Introduces conceptual foundations of curriculum design in social justice education and practical skills needed to plan, teach, and evaluate effective social justice education curriculum modules in K-16 settings.


EDUC 648: HISTORICAL AND PEDAGOGICAL FOUNDATIONS Of SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION
Reviews historical and contemporary disciplinary and cross-disciplinary conceptual underpinnings of social justice education pedagogies. (Required core course for second year students)


EDUC 691E: SOCIAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION
Provides theoretical and experiential frameworks for understanding systems of advantage and disadvantage based on race, class, religion, sexuality, gender, as well as dynamics that manifest at the cultural, institutional and personal level; supports the identification of pathways for resisting oppression and creating change. (Required core course for all students; Fall semester with different weekend seminar options)


EDUC 615B: DOCTORAL SEMINAR PART I & II

PART I - Provides an overview of social justice education as a field of study and arena of academic research. (Required core course for first year doctoral students; Fall semester)

Part II - Expands foundational knowledge in educational and social science research and supports the development of knowledge and skills toward completion of the doctoral program of study. (Required core course for second and third year doctoral students; Spring semester).
 


EDUC 691G: REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION
Focuses on application of social justice education curriculum design and reflective practice skills required to plan, teach and evaluate undergraduate social issues weekend seminars (EDUC 392) focusing on specific manifestations of oppression as well as resistance and change.


EDUC 692B: PRACTICUM IN SMALL GROUP DIALOGUE FACILITATION
Focuses on the application of social justice education critical dialogic and experiential learning practices to the facilitation of undergraduate general education intergroup dialogue courses (EDUC 202).


EDUC 746: SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION IN YOUTH-BASED SETTINGS
Focuses on the integration of SJE as pedagogy and SJE as content appropriate for learning environments in schools and community based organizations with fieldwork at respective sites.

EDUC 791M: PRACTICUM COLLEGE DIVERSITY TEACHING 
Focuses on college teaching of our undergraduate course on multiple issues of social diversity and oppression (Educ 210). It applies principles of social justice education design, facilitation, and assessment.


EDUC 795E THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE OF INTERGROUP DIALOGUE IN SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND COMMUNITIES
Reviews conceptual, empirical and practical foundations of a range of dialogic practices across differences across various settings.


EDUC 797K: SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION WITH COLLEGE STUDENTS
Provides conceptual, practical, and empirical foundation for SJE in college settings in four areas: advocacy and inclusion, diversity education, intergroup dialogue, and civic engagement.


EDUC 897R: CRITICAL RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP 
Focuses on the applications of social justice-oriented research methodologies and examines various traditions that cohere under the umbrella of critical research.

 

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