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