Critical Literacy & Social Justice
M.A. in Education
The Master of Arts degree program provides teachers and others in the education profession with skills in critiquing current school programs from a social equity and social justice perspective.
Tamara Collins-Park, Ph.D.
The program is designed to:
- Develop school-wide curriculum change focusing on critical literacy.
- Focus on the integration of language, culture, and codes of power as part of the development of school programs.
- Examine curriculum from a constructivist perspective that recognizes the voices of students, community and teachers as one learning community who inform curriculum and program design.
- Introduce participants to the concepts and the authors of critical pedagogy; a theory of education that gives professionals the opportunity to reflect on their own educational beliefs, practices, and processes in the context of standard curriculum, high stakes testing, and curriculum reform.
- Gives teachers the voice and tools to reflect upon their teaching methodology vis-a-vis their student's critical thinking;
- Promote equality and social justice through action research within the school and community.
Click on any of the following links for more information.
- DLE MA Orientation
- FAQ: MA and Certificates
- Information Sessions: Get dates and RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/
Prospective Students: Contact the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education to be forwarded to the graduate advisor