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Core Value: Social Justice

Social justice embodies essential principles of equity and access to all opportunities in society, in accordance with democratic principles and respect for all persons and points of view. We commit ourselves to promoting equity, opportunity, and social justice through the college's operations and its missions related to teaching, research, and service.

Examples of Social Justice in the CEHD

FAST TRAIN: Master's International & Peace Corp Fellows Program

The FAST TRAIN Program, through its partnership with the Peace Corp, places Returned Peace Corp Volunteers who have completed overseas service in high need domestic classrooms as Peace Corp Fellows. Read more...

Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning: Education and Culture Course

The Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning Program places an emphasis on social justice throughout the program, but particularly in the course, Education and Culture (EDUC 606). Read more...

Literacy: Reading Specialist Candidates Tutor Diverse Learners

At the graduate level, more than 100 students per year in the Literacy Program are involved in preparation to become reading specialists in diverse schools. One aspect of this program is an intensive 6-credit practicum experience working with children and adolescents in local schools. Read more...

Early Childhood Education: Social Justice Embedded in the Program

The Early Childhood Education Program emphasizes social justice across its courses and field experiences. Read more...

Counseling and Development: Counselors Without Borders

The Counseling and Development Program's Counselors Without Borders (CWB) organization is committed to providing culturally responsive humanitarian counseling in post-disaster emergency situations. Read more...

Diversity Research Action Consortium

The Diversity Research and Action Consortium (DRAC) was established in 2005 to integrate research, consulting, and coordinate diversity services nationally, internationally, and in Northern Virginia. Read more...

Center for International Education: Institute for Research and Exchange: Teaching Excellence and Achievement Award

In collaboration with the Center for International Education, several CEHD faculty members have been awarded Teaching Excellence and Achievement Award Projects for the last four years. Read more...

Special Education: LIFE Program

The LIFE (Learning into Future Environments) Program provides an innovative postsecondary program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. The LIFE (Learning into Future Environments) Program provides an innovative postsecondary program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Read more...

Counseling and Development Program Social Justice Action Projects/Courses

The Counseling and Development Program students are asked to participate in several service learning projects in the community that involve working with underrepresented groups who lack access to resources. Read more...

The Establishment of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity

Given that diverse communities spend a lot of time with media, but the amount of media specifically created for them is relatively small, the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity (CDMID) was established in 2009 to be a resource for research, design, and dissemination of digital media for diverse populations. Read more...

The Initiatives in Educational Transformation Program

The IET program demonstrates social justice as a core programmatic value (1) in its curriculum and (2) in its collaborative relationships, and (3) as an essential component of faculty research. Read more...