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.
Now Accepting for Spring
Spring Priority Application Deadline October 15
- 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 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.
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.
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
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