Social Justice and Advocacy Institute


Join us for the Social Justice Institute, a two-part exploration on how to incorporate culturally responsive teaching approaches and strategies in the classroom as well as with colleagues and parents.


Jemelleh Coes

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Mount Holyoke College has consistently prepared outstanding educators who have transformed communities around the world. Mount Holyoke College is a member of the Consortium for Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE) and the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Courses in this institute

X.EDUC-449 | Equity and Social Justice: A Teacher's Role

Offered: Summer

Credits: 2

Description: In this course, participants will learn to address issues of social justice seamlessly and incorporate social justice into the design of their learning environments. This will be accomplished in three  steps: First, participants will be assigned a self-awareness partner to process socialization around social issues. Second, participants will produce narratives about their social justice development. Finally, participants will create action plans that will create learning environments that don't shut down dialogues about difference, but open them up. Participants will then take this new learning and self-awareness and apply it to education systems outside of their classroom.

Restrictions: This course is limited to Mount Holyoke MAT, MAMT, and MATL students only

X.EDUC-455 | Outreach and Advocacy for Educational Change

Description: This course integrates Teacher Leader Model Standards for Domains VI and VII: assessing community needs and values, engaging families and colleagues in partnerships, and advocating for students and for the teaching profession. Participants will explore culturally responsive teaching approaches and strategies for collaborating with families to support meaningful and relevant student learning and development. Participants will also learn how to use research, policies, and persuasive communications to help build appropriate programs, interventions, and advocacy efforts that promote positive outcomes for both students and teachers.

Credits: 4