Just, Equitable, and Inclusive Education

Attention!
Fall 2017 Applications being accepted NOW

MASTERS ONLY PROGRAMS: We are accepting applications for the Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. Options include a focus in 21st Century Teaching Learning (100% online), an emphasis in Social Justice (100% online) or emphasis in Early Childhood Education (Hybrid – online and in person).  For more information about these programs, please contact our adviser at edelgradprograms@fullerton.edu.  We are also accepting applications for the 100% online Curriculum and Instruction concentration Educational Technology program.  For more information, please contact Dr. Loretta Donovan  (ldonovan@fullerton.edu) . 

MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL or COMBINED MASTERS/MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS: We will continue to accept completed applications for fall 2017 until the program is full.  Have you attended the mandatory in-person credential program overview?

A just, equitable, and inclusive education requires an awareness of and willingness to interrupt and change policies and practices that have historically institutionalized the privileging of one group of students over others. The College of Education strives to prepare educators with the knowledge and competencies to reflect this disposition in their professional work through their ability to provide:

JUST EDUCATION: A commitment to meet the educational needs of all students in a fair, caring, respectful, non-discriminatory manner (NCATE, 2008). This includes recognizing and understanding the impact of one’s own privileges, biases, perspectives and beliefs on the interactions one has with students.

EQUITABLE EDUCATION: A process that goes beyond providing equal opportunities, seeking to guarantee access to resources and to the challenges and supports necessary for all students to attain high-quality outcomes, not predicted by race, ethnicity, SES, gender, family structure, first language, religion, sexual orientation, (im)migration status, or disability.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION: A perspective that acknowledges, recognizes, and respects the knowledge and strengths all students bring from their communities (e.g., cultural, ethnic, disability, and linguistic) and makes community-based knowledge an integral component of curricular and pedagogical development. In this way, we as educators learn to value and draw upon students’ backgrounds not only as a means to support them in developing tools to participate with success in the broader society but also as a mechanism to transform how we do our work.

Department Statement

The Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education is committed to just, equitable and inclusive education in all that we do, including coursework, community partnerships and research. Click HERE for more on our multiple subject credential and graduate programs.

Student Experiences

Combined Credential/Master's Student Gabriela Morales:

Credential Student Enrique Rojas:

Con Mucho Orgullo, a film featuring research of graduate students in EDEL 541: Culture and Education of Latino Students. Edited by Dr. Sharon Chappell and Graduate Student, Regina Saenz-Lara. 

Multicultural/multilingual appreciation for student teachers is a vital aspect of CSUF's program. The program has helped me develop my strong beliefs about these issues, and has inspired me to be a change agent in my classroom and school. I feel empowered through the action research I conducted during my CSUF program. Many changes need to occur to better support all children, and I see this inspirational sense of purpose in my fellow teacher classmates too.

- Mignonette Malik, Graduate Student, Master's program, Curriculum and Instruction

Faculty Work in JEIE

Dr. Michelle Vanderveldt-Brye and Dr. Cynthia Gautrea, STEM Summer Project

Dr. Kim Case, Community-School Partnership with Placentia Yorba Linda School District

Dr. Andrea Guillaume, Multicultural Curriculum Theory and Identity Affinity Groups

Dr. Andrea Guilllaume, Implementing the FAIR Education Act with a Keith Haring Mural

Dr. Andrea Guillaume, Inclusion and Mixed Media Journaling

A just, equitable, and inclusive education (JEIE) is the set of dispositions, policies and practices that reflect the ethical and professional commitment to meet the educational needs of all students in a fair, caring, respectful, and non-discriminatory manner. A comprehensive JEIE approach to education seeks to guarantee access to resources, challenges and supports necessary for all students to attain high-quality outcomes, not predicted by race, ethnicity, SES, gender, family structure, first language, religion, sexual orientation, (im)migration status, or disability. A JEIE perspective challenges inequities in society by promoting positive social change, and acknowledges, recognizes, and respects the knowledge and strengths all students bring from their communities (e.g., cultural, ethnic, disability, and linguistic), making community-based knowledge an integral component of curricular and pedagogical development.
- Pablo Jasis, Faculty and College of Education Co-Chair of JEIE Task Force

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