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International & Multicultural Education, EdD

Understand education within diverse sociocultural, linguistic, political, and economic contexts. Acquire skills you need in scholarship, teaching, and advocacy.

Our program equips you with the skills needed to engage in scholarship, teaching and advocacy work that addresses many of the key issues impacting education today.

Still Accepting for Fall

Program Highlights

  • 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.

The Curriculum

The program is grounded in five main conceptual areas:

  • critical social theory and schooling
  • intersectionality of race, class, nation, language, gender and sexuality in education
  • human rights and social movements
  • international and comparative education
  • alternative research paradigms

Concentrations & Minors

Students can choose from a range of courses in IME or concentration in either Racial Justice Education, Human Rights Education, or Language and Culture. Students may also complement their major coursework with a minor from outside of their program.

Program Overview

Administrative Services Credential

The Transformative School Leadership Administrative Services Credential can be combined with our Doctor of International and Multicultural Education. This program is designed to prepare future principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, curriculum coaches, specialists, and district administrators for the demands of contemporary school leadership.

Learn More

I would recommend prospective students to speak to both faculty and current students at the School of Education. In addition, sitting in a course will also offer a preview of what the content of the courses are like and gain a better understanding of the learning community at USF."

Kate Zanoni ’18

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Join our diverse community

Our students arrive at USF as educators, filmmakers, community organizers, after-school program directors, and more, eager to explore new ways of reading the world using a human rights framework

Student Experience

School of Education

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.