M.Ed. Racial Justice Curriculum

M.Ed. Racial Justice Curriculum

This M.Ed. emphasis requires a minimum of 36 units/9 classes. Students will be expected to complete the
coursework in three academic quarters. Students complete coursework from the following

EDUC 201B: Theories and Issues in Literacy
EDUC 210: Sociology of Education
EDUC 220A: Sociocultural Theory and Education
EDUC 220B: Sociocultural Theory and Education
EDUC 225: Chicana/o Curricula K-12: Theory Into Praxis
EDUC 226: Ethnic Studies and Education
EDUC 238: Education and Gender
EDUC 245G: Inequality in Educational Opportunity and Achievement
EDUC 248E: Race, Meritocracy, and Dilemmas of Diversity in Higher Education
EDUC 248I: Critical Issues in Higher Education
EDUC 248P: Historical Perspectives on Campus Life OR EDUC 248U: History of Higher Education in the United States
EDUC 248W: Whiteness, Power, and Privilege
EDUC 257: Language, Culture and Education
EDUC 269I: Topics in Education
EDUC 273: Theories of Critical Pedagogy
EDUC 275A: Race and K-12 Educational Inequality or EDUC 275B: Pedagogies of Racial Justice
EDUC 277: Theoretical Perspectives on the Practice of Teaching
EDUC 278: Critical Race Theory in Education
EDUC 281: History of Educational Policy and Reform
EDUC 284: Theory and Research in Schooling and Social Inequality
EDUC 297: Directed Research

UCR Extension Certificates and Relevant Courses
Up to nine (9) units of coursework from a UCR Extension certificate program, approved by the Graduate Advisor, may be applied to the M.Ed. Coursework must be complete prior to admission to the M.Ed. program.

Ethnic Studies Education
ETST X451 Introduction to the Study of Race and Ethnicity for K-12 Educators
ETST X450.1 Teaching Ethnic Studies in K-12 Settings
ETST X450.2 Racial Inequality in K-12 Education
ETST X450.3 Implementing Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom

Other courses may be used to complete degree and elective requirements, in consultation with their Faculty Advisor and approval by the Graduate Advisor.

Analytical Report
Students will complete a final written project that addresses as specific concern or issue regarding race and racism in PK-20+ education. A final version of the project will be submitted to the School of Education and evaluated by faculty in the Education, Society, and Culture area. Students enroll in EDUC 297 for 4 units their faculty advisor, which will count towards the 36 units required for the program.


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