The purpose of this 15-credit hour program, offered through the College of Education , is to prepare individuals to integrate theoretical and pedagogical aspects of social justice education in formal and informal educational settings at local, national, and international levels.
Students applying to the K-State Graduate Certificate Program in Social Justice Education (SJE) must be admitted to the K-State Graduate School. A student with a bachelor’s degree or in the final year of completing the degree is expected to have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 from an accredited institution to be admitted to the certificate program.
The 15-credit SJE certificate program focuses on the integration of foundational, theoretical, and practical aspects of social justice in educational settings, with social justice education theory-to-practice as central to the program. The certificate is based on the concept that social justice education is an ongoing, contextual process that impacts inequitable social, economic, and political systems through critical examination and intentional advocacy.