“Our thematic dissertations are group-based, action-oriented, and done in collaboration with a community partner. That’s because, as I like to say, ‘wicked social justice problems can’t be solved in silos.’”
“I’d been planning to go to law school but realized that this is what I wanted to do—work with college students to provide positive developmental experiences, especially for underrepresented student populations.”
"Tenets of social justice are woven throughout the program to highlight the multiple ways in which under-represented and marginalized populations—both societally and in specific organizations—have differential access to learning, and how to design learning that takes into account all learners’ unique experiences.”
“Our students’ advocacy projects are amazing. It’s about confronting policy barriers for the underprivileged. How can we influence the system and not just accept the norm?”
Social justice comes alive in all of the College of Education’s programs through research, academic service learning, course work, collaboration, partnerships and community engagement.
Read more about how our COE faculty prepare students to lead transformational change for a more just and human world.
Dr. Robbins believes in the fundamental need for everyone (regardless of race, age, or culture) to have access to better resources. Her graduate program supports adult basic education and human resource development—helping people in organizations and educational settings who train adults in everything from language to leadership.
Dr. Graham is excited about the graduate program’s newly integrated chemical dependency curriculum, which prepares both mental health and school counselors to offer integrated care, a holistic approach that reflects the university’s commitment to social justice values.
Dr. Taylor teaches in the Educational Leadership doctoral program which targets professionals who aspire to or who currently lead organizations, such as CEOs of major hospital networks, school superintendents, chancellors of universities, or government-elected officials.
Dr. Yamamura teaches in the 25-year-old Student Development Administration program, which is sought out for its strong clinical experience and its incorporation of social justice values.
Check out all eleven of our graduate degree programs at the College of Education degree programs page!
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