MA in Human Rights Education Program Structure

The Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE) consists of 30 credits from the following courses.

Program Curriculum | 30 credits total

Requirements include 15 credits of core coursework, 9 credits of elective coursework, and 6 credits of Culminating Project. All classes are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted.

See IME course descriptions here in the School of Education section of the USF General Catalog online.

HRE Foundations Courses | 9 credits

  • Foundations of Human Rights Education
  • International Human Rights Law for Educators
  • Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis

HRE Topic Courses | 9 credits (select 3 of 4 courses)

  • Social Movements and Human Rights
  • Gender and Globalization
  • Immigration and Forced Displacement
  • Tools for Human Rights Practice (Summer)

HRE Electives | 6 credits (select 2 courses)

  • Research in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
  • Multiculturalism in a Global World
  • Urban Education
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Identity
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Cross-Cultural Literacy
  • Critical Contemporary Issues (Summer)

Culminating Project | 6 credits

  • Methodology of Educational Research
  • IME MA Thesis/Field Project