Social Justice in Education, Minor

Program Code: SJSED_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18-21

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
CI 185Principles of Social Justice in Education Keystone/General Education Course3
CI 285Active Engagement for Social Justice in Education3
CI 485Social Justice in Education Capstone Course3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Agricultural Education Orientation
Racism and Sexism Keystone/General Education Course
Black Liberation and American Foreign Policy
Identities, Power and Perceptual Pedagogies in Teaching and Learning
Human Sexuality as a Health Concern
Community, Local Knowledge, and Democracy
Labor in the Global Economy
Reading Across Cultures Keystone/General Education Course
Corrections in America
Women and the Criminal Justice System
Educational Reform and Public Policy Keystone/General Education Course
Education and Public Policy
History of Education in the United States
Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies Keystone/General Education Course
Globalization Keystone/General Education Course
Global Pathways Keystone/General Education Course
Communities and Families
World Philosophies
Rights in America Keystone/General Education Course
Gender and Politics
The Politics of Human Rights
Rehabilitation Corrections
Racism and Sexism Keystone/General Education Course
World Population Diversity
Social Change
Ethnic Minorities and Schools in the United States
Racism and Sexism Keystone/General Education Course
Gender, Diversity and the Media Keystone/General Education Course
Women and the Criminal Justice System
Select 6-9 credits from the following:6-9
Introduction to Teaching English Language Learners Keystone/General Education Course
Introductory Field Experience for Teacher Preparation
DC Social Justice in Education: Empowering Communities through Transformative Teaching
Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement Keystone/General Education Course
Field Experience in Education and Public Policy,Economic Foundations of Education Policy Keystone/General Education Course
Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development Professions
LER 475
Culture & Disability: Study Abroad in Ireland
Outdoor School Field Experience
Social Problems Keystone/General Education Course
Vocational Education for Special-Needs Learners
Language, Culture and the Classroom: Issues for Practitioners

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


University Park

Efrain Marimon
Assistant Professor
123 Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802

Ashley Patterson
Assistant Professor
123 Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802

Career Paths

  • Education Field: Teacher, Counselor, Administration, Policy;
  • Non-profit Education-Adjacent Organizations;
  • Education Non-Profit Organizations;
  • School District Offices of Curriculum Development;
  • State and Federal Agencies connected to Education, Health, and Justice.


University Park

123 Chambers Building
University Park, PA 16802