What will I learn?

Claremont Graduate University’s Allies of Dreamers Certificate program trains you to understand the needs and challenges of undocumented students and to provide support for this underserved population.

The first program of its kind nationally, Allies of Dreamers is a graduate‐level certificate program that provides the historical context, theoretical framework, and specific knowledge needed by K-12 teachers and administrators, student affairs professionals in higher education, and community leaders to offer mentorship and advocacy for Dreamers and other undocumented students. Supported by faculty and students from CGU, University of California Irvine, Pomona College, and California State University, Los Angeles, the Allies of Dreamers program seeks to fill the growing demand for trained individuals who are committed to ensuring undocumented students are protected, fully integrated into K‐12 schools, and have the necessary support and preparation to access college and successfully transition to graduate school and the workforce.

Among other skills, program participants will learn best practices to integrate undocumented students in the classroom, college campuses, and society, will develop skills to be an informed advocate and help students navigate the educational system, and will gain comprehensive understanding of law and policy affecting Dreamers in K-12 and higher education.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Our 8-unit program is ideal for K-12 educators, student affairs professionals in higher education, and community leaders who have previous experience working with immigrant communities to support undocumented students and who understand the value of well‐informed mentors and advocates.
Allies of Dreamers coursework may be applied to several graduate-level degrees at CGU, including the MA in Education, PhD in Educational Leadership, and Teaching Credential/Induction program.
You’ll benefit from collaborative coursework with CGU faculty and the Dreamers Coalition, a network of informed, active leaders.

Curriculum

The Allies of Dreamers Certificate requires the completion of five courses comprising 8 units of study:

Fall
EDUC 419-Undocumented Experiences: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives (2 units)
EDUC 420-Higher Education Access & Professional Experiences for Undocumented Youth (2 units)

Spring
EDUC 421-Working With & For Undocumented Students (2 units)
EDUC 422-Promoting Wellness in Undocumented Populations & The Allies Who Support Them (2 units)

Courses will be offered in a rotating cycle on a yearly basis.

Which department am I in?

Claremont Graduate University

Study options

Full Time (2 semesters)

Tuition fees
USD $2,000 per unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

5 July 2020

Start date

1 September 2020

Venue

Claremont Graduate University

150 E. 10th Street,

CLAREMONT,

California,

91711, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

CGU requires applicants to submit proof of a completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The school also requires a minimum standard of a B average in undergraduate coursework (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

For international students

CGU requires applicants to submit proof of a completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The school also requires a minimum standard of a B average in undergraduate coursework (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

A minimum TOEFL score of 95 iBT, or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with no sub-score lower than 6.5, is required for direct-entry admission. Admitted students who score below 95 iBT on the TOEFL, or below 7.0 on the IELTS, will be required to successfully complete ISP (earning a grade of B or higher in each required ISP course) prior to beginning their degree programs.

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About this uni

Being part of the reputable Claremont Colleges, students at CGU enjoy access to superior resources and services.

  • A pioneer in higher education
  • Offers students industry-specific courses
  • CGU faculty are widely recognized as leaders in their fields
  • All students are considered for merit-based fellowships