Graduate Certificate in Racial Equity Studies
Would you like to learn how to engage in courageous conversations on race?
- Are you interested in discussing the latest readings on antiracism?
- Would you like to learn more about dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline?
- Do you want to address racial disparity in your school, workplace or community?
- Do you want to be a leader on racial equity?
This certificate equips graduates to become leaders on antiracism in their school, workplace, and community. Racial oppression continues to be a major issue in the U.S. and conversations on race and racism are often unproductive. Because of the inequality that people of color face in and out of the education system, educators and other professionals need greater racial literacy — the ability to analyze the daily manifestations of race and racism.
The Graduate Certificate in Racial Equity Studies is designed to provide professionals — teachers, administrators, counselors, organizational leaders, and community members — the racial literacy needed to analyze racism at the interpersonal, institutional, and structural levels; develop and engage in antiracist methodologies; and become leaders on racial equity in their own schools, worksites, and communities.
- You must currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university and apply as a certificate-seeking candidate.
- A completed application form, application fee, official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended.
Start of program: Fall 2021
Length of program: 2-3 semesters
Delivery method: virtual
Cost: Approximately $2,250 for NC residents. Per semester cost is about $750 ($250 per credit hour). Each course is 3 credit hours. Visit the ECU Cashier’s website for more information and out-of-state rates.
Students complete 9 semester hours of required courses. The capstone includes an intensive action project, which provides the opportunity to use your growing racial literacy to address a specific policy or practice in your particular school, organization or community setting.
- EDUC 6001 — Introduction to Differences in Human Learning in Schools
- EDUC 6400 — Critical Race Studies in Education
- EDUC 6500 — Advanced Seminar in Racial Equity in Education
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