Special Courses

Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course

Critical Perspectives on Education and Inequality in the U.S.

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"The Inside-Out Program changed my life. I truly believe it was the most important class I've ever taken during my college career."  — Former Inside-Out Student

Are you looking for a transformative educational experience? Do you want to examine how we can disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline? This course explores critical perspectives on education and justice, while learning inside a prison alongside students who are incarcerated at Norco State Prison.

Topics include theoretical frameworks for understanding the work of teachers, the purpose of public education in a democratic society, the school-to-prison and the prison-to-school pipelines, and the intersection of race, class, gender, and discipline in schools. This is the first course in the teacher credential program and can also count as elective credit in other programs.

Special Sections of Foundations of Learning: 

MALT 601 — EDUC 501 — EDUG 401E

Sections of this course will be cross-listed in REST & SOAN in the College of Arts and Sciences and count toward elective credits and/or the Ed.D. concentration in Community-Engaged Leadership in Schools and Society in the DLHE. This section may be used as elective credit with advisor/department approval.

The course may also be taken in place of other required courses. If you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to the Office of Student Success at oss@redlands.edu for more information.

All classes will meet inside the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Norco on Mondays from 6:00-9:00 pm. Carpooling will be available.