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Certificate in Social Justice Education

  • Program Overview

    Certificate in Social Justice Education (15 Credits)

    This 15-credit certificate program is designed to assist in addressing teacher identities, support social justice in the classroom, and understand how marginalized groups have been adversely affected by school policy.

    Teachers encounter a variety of students each day; in order to support and engage students, teachers should understand how to foster a culture where students are represented in fair and equitable ways.

    Program Features

    •  100% online program
    • Affordable tuition with financial aid available
    • Build a support network with other leaders and educators
    • Curriculum grounded in current research
    Certificate in Social Justice Education
  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    All candidates must apply online at:

    Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

    • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
    • One letter of recommendation from a professional reference;
    • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
    • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
    • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Graduate Admission
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

    International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will:

    • Develop a social justice orientation for their classroom
    • Understand how their identity as a teacher impacts marginalized students
    • Develop pedagogy for inclusive practices that address inequities and foster cultural responsiveness
    • Demonstrate expertise, mastery, and ability to implement the skills related to understanding and engaging in culturally responsive classroom management.

    Required Curriculum

    • EDN 605 - Teacher and Teaching Identities (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 606 - Teaching Diverse Learners (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 607 - Diversity and Equity in Education (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 608 - Student Diversity (Cr: 3)
    • EDN 609 - Culturally Responsive Classroom Management (Cr: 3)

    Total Certificate Requirements - 15 credits

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