The NC State College of Education has added the educational equity area of study as an option within its Doctor of Philosophy in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences Ph.D. program. The new emphasis will focus on preparing scholars to lead in providing improved educational access, opportunities and success for all children.
Applications are now being accepted for this program area of study, which will enroll its first students in Fall 2019. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2018.
As part of the Teacher Education and Learning Sciences Ph.D. program, degree students can choose from a number of areas of study to complete specific related courses as part of the larger array of course offerings. In addition to the new educational equity emphasis, other areas of study include Educational Psychology; Elementary Learning Sciences; Learning, Design, and Technology; Literacy and English Language Arts Education; and Social Studies.
Faculty teaching the educational equity courses will come from a variety of focus areas within the field of education, including educational psychology, literacy education, multicultural studies, social studies, English Language Arts education and special education. Their research focuses on teacher education, multicultural education and literacy, education and immigration, and diversity and equity in schools and communities.
The educational equity focus addresses:
- Scholar activism
- Ethnic-racial identity development
- Equity in education and teacher education
- Ethics in human resource development
- Ethical/moral dimensions of school leadership
- Student motivation and achievement
- Culturally sensitive research approaches and methodologies
Learn more about the program’s coursework and admissions requirements on its program area of study page. You can also complete the form below to have someone follow up with you with additional information.
Note: This is an update from an earlier version of this story. The college changed the title of the area of study from social justice to educational equity to better describe and reflect its intent and desired outcomes.