Students enrolled in the Equity, Ethics, and Justice program must complete:
- Four core courses required for the Curriculum & Instruction degree
- Foundation courses for the specific concentration
MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Equity, Ethics and Justice
EDCI 501 (3)
Principles of Ethics and Logic
This course will focus on the study of ethics and formal logic related to the profession of teaching and school administration. Contemporary issues within education will be explored and course principles will be used for application in one's immediate work environment. Candidates will investigate the use of valid and sound logic and articulate a personal code of ethics which includes the following components: accountability, respect, fairness, integrity and compassion.
EDCI 590 (3)
Equity and Social Justice in the Classroom
This course is designed to empower participants toward philosophical and practical change in support of equity and social justice, by preparing and supporting educators to think critically, transform practice, promote justice, and become change agents in their classrooms and in their districts and communities. Scholarly work will be linked to real world examples, focusing on how race, religion, gender and class are woven into the field of education. Activities and discussions will equip participants with the tools needed to create a classroom culture in which equity, equality, and social justice are shared values.
EDCI 593 (3)
Case Studies in Law and Ethics
This course is a study of legal and ethical issues relative to practical matters that educators confront in their daily practice. Case studies that speak directly to teachers and focus on day-to-day ethical dilemmas in education form the foundation for this course. Particularly important to this course is the emphasis on the dimension of ethics as it relates to teaching and leadership.
EDCI 587 (3)
The Ethical Educator
This course is grounded in the belief that it is the responsibility of educators to employ ethical practice in the daily activities of their professional lives and to ensure that the institutional policies and practices of the system in which they work are committed and adhere to the application of ethical practice. A study of the use of ethical principles in an educational context will include an examination of the underlying assumptions and implicit or explicit policies that support or do not support ethical practice. As a result of the activities and discussions completed in this course, educators will have the opportunity to transform their personal and professional ethical priorities.
The Master of Education culminates with one of three additional research courses:
Any of the above options provide candidates with an understanding of the role of research in the field of education as a tool to solve problems and as a way to improve student learning.