Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Education Master of Arts Degree

Preparing Caring Professionals to Serve, to Lead to Teach

*Name change from Urban Education pending Touro College system approval. 
  • Examine the needs of school districts that face the challenges of achievement gaps, inadequate resources, poverty, language barriers, and diverse cultures.
  • Focus upon effective practices from the real world context of teaching in multicultural school systems.
  • Develop a community of practice that includes preparation for development from Scholar to Action Researcher to Leader.
  • Become an educator who employs transformative pedagogy to build sustainable methods for equitable education.
  • Participate in a plan of study that engenders practices that promote social justice and equity.
  • Create project work that focuses on engaging and meeting the learning needs of at-risk urban youth.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the National Association of Multicultural Education standards for curriculum through the development of an electronic portfolio.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does this degree allow you to do?

  • Become an effective leader who employs transformative instructional practices that focus on engaging and meeting the needs of at-risk urban youth.
  • Become a model for other teachers who demonstrates effective strategies that close achievement gaps and meet district goals in the urban school setting.

What are the unique features of Touro's Equity, Diversity & Inclusive Ed. program?

  • Programs run on site in your district for most cohorts one night per week.
  • Touro recognizes the prior graduate work you did to become credentialed.  With a valid California Teaching Credential,  this program is only 18 units to earn a M.Ed.
  • Cohort model used with strong support network and accessibility to instructors.

How long does the program take?

  • Three semesters to complete 18 units and 5 semesters to complete the 30 units. 

How much does it cost?

  • For the 18-19 academic year: 18 units x $600 per unit=$10,800 or 30 units  x $600 per unit=$18,000
  • Books=$300; no software needed
  • Financial aid is available
  • Tuition and Fees posted here: LINK

Can you transfer credits to the program?

  • Up to 12 credits can be transferred, upon program approval.

Location of classes?

  • Classes are held locally in your school districts, when cohorts can be formed. Otherwise, we find a location near you.

When do classes meet?

  • Classes meet once per week, from 4:30 to 9 pm.

18 Unit Option - One Year to Complete

To participate in this program, you must have earned at least 12 units of graduate work prior to admission.


9 Units in Equity, Diversity & Inclusive Education:

EDUC 700: Educational Equity for All Students
EDUC 717: Cultural Issues and Competence in Educational Pedagogy 
EDUC 782: Cultivating Community: Advocacy in Urban Leadership

9 Units of Research:

EDUC 710: Introduction to Research for Educators
EDUC 716: Reading/Writing Educational Literature
EDUC 795: Master’s Thesis/Project Seminar

12 Units of Teacher Preparation Course Work:

These courses are selected in consultation with your program adviser.
They are electives and exempt from the Credential completion program.


Pamela Redmond, Ed.D. 
Professor & Chair of Graduate Studies