International & Multicultural Education Doctoral

In the Department of International and Multicultural Education

Training Critical Scholars and Engaged Practitioners

The Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education (IME) is dedicated to understanding formal and informal education within diverse sociocultural, linguistic, political and economic contexts. Based on principles of equity, social justice, and human rights, the program critically addresses the realities of education within and beyond the borders of public schooling in the United States and around the world. Our program equips students with the skills needed to engage in scholarship, teaching and advocacy work that addresses many of the key issues impacting education today.

Distinctive Program Features

  • Focus on engaged scholarship with a meaningful impact on local and global communities.
  • A cutting edge and intellectually rigorous curriculum grounded in critical pedagogy.
  • A strong sense of community composed of highly diverse faculty and students who offer personal and scholarly support.
  • Apprenticeship opportunities for doctoral students in becoming social justice scholars, practitioners, and advocates.

IME EdD students

IME is a family, a group of intelligent loving human beings that feel that social justice is at the core of being an educator. It is a place that is called our second home, a place that we come to when the outside world is frustrating and we need a place of support and reflection. It is this place that thoughts are thrown around honored, respected and gracefully challenged. It is the place that has been present in civilizations since the beginning of

A feeling and an academic term that I have been playing with is this idea of familia education. An education that is honored, respected and heard, that actively listens to your ideas and supports you when you need it most. An academic space that feels like your cooking in your kitchen with good friends while discussing revolutionary and progressive ideas. – Tony Santa Ana, IME doctoral candidate

Contact Us

For more information please contact the SOE prospective student adviser, Lisa Klope, at (415) 422-5467 or