What will I learn?

The Post-Master's Certificate in Cultural Foundations and Social Justice Education requires 18 credit hours and offers students a broad, interdisciplinary, scholarly tradition that currently shapes cultural foundations and social justice education. Attention is given to preparing students to teach in this area. Students have five academic years to complete the certificate.

Core Courses (15 credits)
ELC 705 Foundations of Critical Theory 3
ELC 706 History of Education in the United States 3
ELC 707 Philosophies in Education 3
ELC 708 Educational Sociology: Race, Class, and Gender Power Dynamics 3
ELC 709 Introduction to Critical Pedagogy 3

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (20 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,938.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Education

1300 Spring Garden Street,


North Carolina,

27412, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school diploma and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required; preferred 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 GPA scale. UNCG accepts the following English Language Proficiency results for direct entry: IBT TOEFL 79 minimum; IELTS 6.5 minimum; ELS 112 score report; PTE Academic 53 minimum; and Level 5 Certificate – American Language Academy (ALA).

For international students

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or appropriately evaluated credentials for non-U.S. schools.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL: internet based - 79, or paper based - 550. A score of at least 6.5 is required on the IELTS.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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