Social Justice and Diversity Education

Graduate Certificate Program Summary


Students who pursue this 15-credit certificate will broaden and deepen their professional knowledge of diversity dynamics in education. The courses leading to the certificate focus primarily on issues affecting immigrant communities, migrant families, and multicultural education in both school and community settings.

This graduate certificate will appeal to students with a keen interest in diversity, as well as the social and cultural foundations of education, particularly involving social justice issues affecting minoritized populations. Coursework prepares professionals to take on the leadership challenges of creating welcoming learning communities by addressing issues of equity and inclusion at all levels of formal schooling.

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Graduate Chair
Dr. Loukia Sarroub

Graduate Support Staff
Kate Rask

Certificate Advisor
Dr. John Raible

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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

2. Required by the department

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Resume
  • Application Essay
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
Application deadline
February 1st (summer or fall admission) or October 1st (spring admission)

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For additional details check out the dept./program website: Social Justice and Diversity Education.

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