It has been said that change is inevitable but growth is optional. For those who want to grow and also make change, there are a 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 percent online to satisfy the most altruistic passions.
Here are seven degrees that prepare students for impactful careers.
1. MS in Foreign Language Teaching: Teaching in Challenging Contexts Track
In a world of rapidly changing forms of communication, one thing has remained constant: language – especially the English language, which has brought billions of people together to work towards a common goal. But what about those in places where disaster and violence have taken over their homes and livelihoods?
For individuals pursuing a master’s degree in social justice or a related field to help break down these barriers and help others develop communication and language skills in English, FIU offers a full online master’s degree Foreign Language Teaching: Teaching in Challenging Contexts Trackthe first of its kind in the nation.
The program gives students the skills to teach others how to do it teach English in challenging environmentsfor example in areas where there may not even be a classroom.
2. MS in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education Track
It is more important than ever to create curricula that best meet the needs of our rising generation. The online Master of Science in Curriculum Instruction: Elementary Education Track, both on campus and fully online, provides students with the guidance and knowledge needed to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students and how to do it properly Diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom to help all children.
3. BA in Women’s and Gender Studies
In response to increased demand for diversity, equity and inclusion across many industries, FIU’s Bachelor’s degree in women’s and gender studies provides students with the education necessary to understand contemporary issues.
Whether you are interested in social justice studies, Policy making, advocacy or activismthe degree encourages students to develop the analytical skills and communication skills to impact today’s organizations. The program is available face to face or online.
4. BA in English: Writing and Rhetoric Track
Words move the world. They can influence all aspects of life, especially when they come up with persuasive arguments. the Bachelor in English: Writing and Rhetoric Track equips students with the proper writing, reasoning, and communication skills to create a discourse. This program trains individuals to think critically so they can affect every sectorpublic, private or non-profit through the power of the pen.
Students have the option to study in person or online.
5. BA with Geography major, Global Studies
The earth is our only home and we must take care of it. One way individuals can do this is by being aware of them location and impact this can affect their quality of life.
the Bachelors in Geography provides the necessary training to judge such things and study phenomena such as global warming and sea level rise. A degree in geography can serve many purposes in various fields such as sustainability, politics, infrastructure, immigration and climate change. Individuals committed to bringing about change to make the earth a better place to live will find a home in this program. which can be completed entirely online or on campus.
6. MS in Special Education: Affirmation of Autism
Students with special needs are one of the most underrepresented and marginalized populations in the education system and they need a voice. the Master of Science in Special Education equips individuals with upskilling to become that voice and advocate for those who need it most. Students will focus on research to help learners on the autism spectrum. This program, offered online and in person, prepares students to earn the Florida Autism Endorsement. PhD students will also complete an “Action Research” project that will provide them with a complete, ready-to-use framework. The research-based final project implements what has been learned in the program directly in the classroom.
7th BS in Exceptional Student Education (ESE): Special Education, Educational Foundations and Policy Track
People with disabilities need special education services at many stages of their lives, be it in childhood or as an adult. the ESE Bacheloroffered in person and online, prepares students with essential qualities needed to work with exceptional individuals in fields such as physical therapy and speech therapy. This degree helps students develop adaptable skills that they can use in any setting, be it the classroom or even policy making. Working on inclusion and advocacy is vital for any student interested in this program or also interested in pursuing a degree in social work or a related field.