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Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racism in Urban Education provides a coherent curriculum that draws from four content courses addressing race and racism in professional or organizational spaces. The Certificate caters to individuals interested in an advanced degree that provides an understanding of education in urban environments with a focus on race, racism, and anti-racism. The certificate will demonstrate that students have completed coursework enabling them to become justice-oriented change agents in the organizations in which they work. All coursework is 100% online. 

The four courses will address different foci and content, yet all have the aim that students will uncover the underlying social, economic, psychological, and political conditions that disproportionately and inequitably channel advantages and opportunities to particular racialized groups while denying them to others.

The certificate is appropriate for educators in public and private settings, administrators in non-profit settings, counselors, religious/spiritual entities, local, regional and state government employees, and others interested topics of equity.

The courses students will take to earn the certificate include: ELED 6260, History and Psychology of Racism; ELED 6261, Racial Identity Development; ELED 6262, Race in Education and Schooling; ELED 6263, Anti-Racist Activism in Education.

Program Outcomes:

  • Candidates are able to use appropriate research and theory to identify and analyze anti-racist movements through a historical and cultural context.

  • Candidates are able to develop a plan of action to effectively address racism in local contexts.


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