Center for Educational Justice
At the University of Redlands, we believe our most sacred responsibility is to develop future leaders who will make the world a better place. We believe that if you have the ability to correct an injustice, you also have the responsibility to do so.
It was within those philosophies that we developed the Center for Educational Justice, one of our Centers of Distinction. We are one of the only universities in the nation that offers you a doctorate degree in Leadership for Educational Justice. This program is designed to help you emerge as a leader in helping to close the gaps that lead to educational inequalities.
What is educational justice?
It’s the idea that all children deserve equal access to a quality education, regardless of race, ethnicity and socio-economic status.
As part of our doctorate program, you’ll take part in rigorous study, debate, research and practice. Our faculty will push you to find innovative ways to make a difference in the world of education, improving the lives of learners and strengthening the work of our schools.
The three-year program is designed for working adults, structured to accommodate your professional and personal schedule. During your third year, you will prepare your dissertation and complete an internship or serve as an adjunct faculty member at the University. Every year of the program, you will also attend our summer institute, which pulls together the nation’s top experts on educational equality. You’ll have a chance to debate and analyze the issues affecting our nation’s K-12 schools. You'll be at the forefront of bringing equality to educational practice.