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EDUC 4050: Social Justice Education and Teaching: Early Childhood and Elementary

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in (EDUC 3780, EDUC 4490, EDUC 4680B and EDUC 4680D); Admitted to the Educator Preparation Program.
Awareness and nature of social justice in relation to the educational system; deep exploration of justice in education at the levels of self, teaching, and systems; multicultural concepts and theories; awareness of context of cultural groups -their history, perspective, needs, and contributions; problems and issues regarding prejudice, discrimination, and oppression based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual identity and language in the school environment. Special attention is given to enacting culturally relevant teaching in grades PK through 6, along with curriculum transformation and social action in those grades. Restricted to those enrolled in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Programs. Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring)