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Social Justice Education

The Department of Social Justice Education offers a multi and interdisciplinary graduate program developed from the past programs of History and Philosophy of Education as well as Sociology in Education. The Department provides students with critical understandings of the social, historical, colonial, cultural, philosophical, political, economic, and ethical contexts of education, broadly conceived. Based on the diverse intellectual and activist traditions of the humanities and social sciences, the department is committed to multi and interdisciplinary studies in education, with a focus on equity and social justice from a variety of perspectives, including philosophy, sociology, history, anthropology and political science. Students may pursue studies including anti-racism, critical race theory, and Indigenous and decolonizing studies; aesthetics, media, and communication; feminist and gender studies; class and poverty studies; francophone studies; post-colonial, diaspora, and transnational studies; queer studies; disability studies; cultural and philosophical contexts in education; and studies of democracy, ethics, and social class.

Overview of Program

Code: • =Collaborative Specialization

Social Justice Education Program - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  Indigenous Health - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  Comparative, International and Development Education -  MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  Diaspora and Transnational Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  Education, Francophonies and Diversity - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  Educational Policy - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  Environmental Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  Ethnic and Pluralism Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  Sexual Diversity Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  South Asian Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  Women and Gender Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   •  Workplace Learning and Social Change - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD


NOTE: Please see Bulletin sections below for more information on SJE programs.
• See the School of Graduate Studies Calendar for details on 
Collaborative Specializations.
• See the School of Graduate Studies Calendar for Graduate Faculty Members.