Educational Leadership, Policy & Social Justice Concentration
Students pursuing the Educational Leadership, Policy & Social Justice concentration will examine ways in which social institutions and public, private, and non-profit organizations contribute to educational policy and impact social justice. Throughout their coursework, students will engage with Educational Studies core themes and consider questions such as: what are the historical contexts for equity in education and society more broadly? And how does one apply educational research to the complex challenges of a multicultural society to affect transformational change?
This concentration aims to produce critically engaged educators and citizens who:
Because the Educational Studies major is interdisciplinary and requires 25 credits of electives outside the School of Educational Studies, students are well-equipped to enter a wide variety of professional fields including:
- Law, legislation, and public policy
- Higher education
- Community organizing & advocacy
- Educational or social justice non-profits
Double Major or Minor Opportunities
Many Educational Studies majors pair the Educational Leadership, Policy & Social Justice Concentration with a second major or minor to create a uniquely specialized academic and career-preparation experience.
Some common pairings include Educational Studies and:
- American & Ethnic Studies; the Diversity Studies Minor; Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; the Human Rights Minor; or Society, Ethics & Human Behavior for a career in advocacy or community-based, philanthropic, or social justice nonprofit organizations
- Community Psychology; Health Studies; or the Health Studies Minor for a career in family and youth services, community organizing, or social work
- Global Studies; the Human Rights Minor; Law, Economics & Public Policy, or the Policy Studies Minor for a career in law, education policy or leadership, non-governmental organizations, or local, state, and federal government