The Education for Social Justice graduate certificate is a 12-credit certificate. All students seeking the certificate are required to take ELPS 620: Education for Social Justice, which introduces students to a range of social justice topics in P-20 education (note: ELPS 620 is not a prerequisite for other courses in the certificate). The course is offered annually in the Fall semesters. The additional 9-credits may be taken from a list of approved courses.

There is no required field experience, however, up to 3-credits of field experience credits may be taken to fulfill the 12-credit requirement for the ESJ certificate. All field experiences should be coordinated on an individual basis with an SOE faculty member. Field experiences may not be taken until after the completion of ELPS 620.

For a full description of the courses, please review the Iowa State University course catalog