Students come to understand the last 500 years of historical, geographical, political, religious and other legacies that have created the current injustices in America and the world, and they interrogate systemic injustice. Students appreciate the richness of diverse cultures and the complexities of human development and identity formation. They develop a heightened interdisciplinary sense of global interconnections. They critically measure personal belief systems vis-a-vis scholarly literature and understand multiple diverse and global perspectives.
They learn to design educational courses or organizational plans of action from an interdisciplinary approach and social justice perspective, to promote social, political, educational, ecological, and economic justice. They are able to engage in leadership actions to sustain, restore, and preserve communities and the environment.
Their research project and presentation can support their postgraduate endeavors. They participate competently in a supportive professional network, becoming change agents at their places of employment and in their communities.
Our graduates pursue a wide variety of jobs that involve a significant element of educating. They are tutors and teachers; personal, academic, and athletic coaches; actors; family advocates and mediators; clergy; college faculty and administrators; and more. They work in schools and colleges, nonprofit organizations and human services, the criminal justice system; religious organizations, community planning and development, and corporations.