It has been said that change is inevitable, but growth is optional. For those who want to grow as well as effect change, there are a wide variety of human rights and social justice degrees to consider.
From diversity and inclusion to climate change and advocacy, FIU offers many social justice-related majors and degrees both on campus and 100% online to satisfy the most selfless passions.
Here are seven degrees that prepare students for careers with influence.
1. Master of Foreign Language Education: Teaching in Challenging Contexts Track
In a world of rapidly changing modes of communication, one thing has remained constant: language, particularly the English language, which has brought billions of people together to work toward a common goal. But what about those in places where disaster and violence have taken over their homes and livelihoods?
For individuals who want to pursue a master’s degree in social justice, or a related field, to break down these barriers and help others develop communication and language skills in English, FIU offers a fully online master’s degree in Foreign Language Education: Teaching in Challenging Contexts Trackthe first of its kind in the nation.
The program provides students with the skills to teach others how to teaching English in challenging environmentsas in areas where there may not even be a classroom.
2. Master of Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education Track
It is more important than ever to create curricula that are better suited to the needs of our emerging generation. the online Master of Science in Curriculum Instruction: Elementary Education Track, both on campus Y fully online, offers students the instruction and knowledge necessary to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students, as well as how to properly implement diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom to help all children.
3. Bachelor of Women and Gender Studies
In response to the growing demand for diversity, equity and inclusion in many industries, the FIU Bachelor of Women’s and Gender Studies offers students the training necessary to understand contemporary issues.
Whether your interest is in social justice studies, policy making, advocacy or activismThe degree encourages students to develop the analytical skills and communication skills to influence organizations today. The program is available face to face or online.
4. Bachelor’s Degree in English: Writing and Rhetoric Track
Words make the world go round. They can influence all aspects of life, especially when they develop persuasive arguments. the Bachelor’s Degree in English: Writing and Rhetoric Track equips students with the appropriate writing, argumentation, and communication skills to create a speech. This program trains people to think critically so they can influence any sectorpublic, private or non-profit through the power of the pen.
5. Bachelor of Geography Major, Global Studies
The Earth is our only home and must be cared for. One way people can do this is to be aware of their location and impacts this can have on your quality of life.
the bachelor’s degree in geography offers the training needed to assess such things and study phenomena such as global warming and sea level rise. A geography degree can serve many purposes in various fields, such as sustainability, politics, infrastructure, immigration, and climate change. People who are dedicated to creating change to make the Earth a better place to live will find a home in this program, that can be fully pursued online or on to campU.S.
6. Master of Special Education: Autism Endorsement
Students with special needs are one of the most underrepresented and marginalized populations within the educational system and need a voice. the Master of Science in Special Education equips people with advanced training to become that voice and advocate for those who need it most. Students will focus on research to help students on the autism spectrum. This program, offered online Y face to face, prepares students for the Florida Autism Endorsement. Graduate students will also complete an “Action Research” project that will arm them with a complete, ready-to-go framework. The research-based capstone project puts what is learned in the program into immediate use in a classroom setting.
7. Bachelor of Exceptional Student Education (ESE): Special Education, Educational Foundations and Policy Follow-up
People with disabilities require special education services at many stages of their lives, whether as children or as adults. the bachelor’s degreeoffered in person Y online, prepares students with the essential qualities required to work with exceptional people in fields such as physical therapy and speech pathology. This degree will help students develop adaptable skills for use in any setting, whether it be in a classroom or even policy making. Working towards inclusion and advocacy is crucial for any student interested in this program or also interested in a degree in social work or a related field.