SDG 4. Quality Education - Graduate Courses


Social Foundations of Urban Schools (26:300:500)
Graduate School–Newark

This course examines the relationship between schools and society. Through an exploration of the scholarly field of social foundations (history, philosophy, and sociology of education), students explore the dynamic interaction between dominant ideology, political economy, and changes in American public schooling since its inception.  Students complete twenty hours of field experience, including a minimum of six hours with the Abbott Leadership Institute. 

Comparative International Education Development in Peace, Conflicts, and Human Rights (26:735:523)
Graduate School–Newark
This course provides an overview of the history, theories, and current trends in comparative and international education focusing on peace, conflict and human rights. The readings and discussions will be framed by historical and contemporary theories of comparative and international education development: colonial and post-colonial theories, economic theories of modernization, neoliberal economic expansion, international migration, and globalization. Using various case studies, it will explore and critically analyze the social production of mass schooling, nation-building, cross national trends in implementing human rights, and emergency education in conflict and post-conflict zones.


Leading for Social Justice: Navigating through Policy, Politics, and the Law (15:230:609)
Graduate School of Education

Using a blend of case studies and texts, this course engages students in the hard work of leading educational organizations toward more equitable outcomes for all students, while negotiating the competing demands involving educational policy, politics, and U.S. and state law.

Students, Communities, and Social Justice (15:255:539)
Graduate School of Education

The multiple sections of this course specifically ask students to focus on ways that they can collaborate with and learn from other stakeholders in education in order to improve the educational outcomes for P-12 students. Through various community-based projects, students will be required to engage with professional organizations, community groups, P-12 students, colleagues, families, and legislators. The course engages questions of school law and governance, as well as the roles of teacher associations, unions, and local stakeholders in education.



Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all