Online MAEd in Leadership for Social Justice

Online Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) with a specialization in Leadership for Social Justice

  • Program completion in as few as 24 months
  • Seven-week terms
  • Six start dates per year
  • No GRE required
  • Cost per credit hour — $710
    • 18 credits — core credits
    • 15 credits — specialization credits
    • 3 credits — capstone

Online MAEd in Leadership for Social Justice

The leadership for social justice specialization is designed for professionals working in a range of programs, communities, institutions, and organizations delivering or supporting educational opportunities across the lifespan. Students in the program learn about social justice leadership to facilitate the reduction of barriers to success for their constituents by designing impactful educative programs, outreach, and persistence initiatives.


Below is a sample list of courses you will learn from while enrolled in the online MAEd program.

MAEd 608 Social Justice Leadership for Organizational Change (3 credits)
This course focuses on equipping social justice leaders with the necessary tools to invoke change within organizations. Students are introduced to theoretical lenses to critique and apply to their professional practice to facilitate sustainable, meaningful change. Students apply learned frames to a sustainable project in an organization of their choice.

MAEd 612 Instructional Pedagogy and Technology (3 credits)
This course addresses the pedagogy and technology knowledge necessary to address issues of equity and access to support the development of technology––rich learner-centered environments. Students explore contemporary instructional topics and select, design, evaluate, and implement technology-enhanced learning tools to promote collaboration, creativity, and communication.

MAEd 613 Understanding and Countering Barriers to Access (3 credits)
This course examines the barriers to equitable access for educational programs in organizations and educational institutions. Students will learn about crucial topics such as those related to discrimination and privilege, and develop a critical understanding of what these issues mean for organizations, programs, institutions, and their own professional practice.

If you would like to view a full list of courses and their descriptions, please download a program brochure.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the leadership for social justice specialization, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate strong and effective communication skills to facilitate effective leadership development
  • Develop a social justice framework to evaluate organizational performance and practices and address inequities related to power and privilege
  • Evaluate research and theories for addressing practical problems in programs or organizations
  • Design, facilitate, and assess curriculum, programs, interventions, and opportunities to enhance leadership and institutional development
  • Integrate theory, research, and concepts about social justice leadership to be agents for change in programs or organizations