MINOR

Education for Empowerment

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The Education for Empowerment minor is designed for students interested in examining the critical role of education in building our individual and collective capacity to advance the aims of justice and democracy in society.

Students will explore questions such as the following:

  • What is the relationship, historically and today, between education and power?
  • How do individuals, communities, organizations, and societies leverage teaching and learning as tools for social change and social movement?
  • Beyond schools and classrooms, what are the sites of educational and youth work that offer opportunities to advance justice, in the United States and around the world?
  • How might we develop our imagination for humanizing educational spaces—both within and beyond schools—that recognize everyday people’s power in the ongoing struggle for justice?

Requirements

Total Credit Hours Required
15

Foundation credits

3

Students choose one of the following courses:

  • EDUC 118 – Introduction to Education: Schooling and Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 119 – Education Policy in a Multicultural Society
  • EDUC 200 – Learning for Social Change
  • EDUC 250 – Growing Up in School: Education and Development in Global Contexts*

* EDUC 250 is the recommended foundation course for the Education in a Global Context pathway.

Elective credits

9

Students choose any three from a single pathway (see below). A course may not be used as both a required foundation and an elective.

We currently offer three pathways from which to choose, but students may petition to create their own individualized strand of coherent coursework, with the support and approval of an advisor.

Internship credits

2

Students complete EDUC 330 – The Education for Empowerment Internship.

The goal of the Education for Empowerment internship experience is to give students practical field experience in education work, broadly conceived. Although not tightly defined as formal teaching and learning activity, in all cases, the work must have some relevance to education and, specifically, to the student’s selected pathway.

Each student in the Education for Empowerment minor shall register for two credits of internship experience. These two credits can be earned by enrolling in one or more internship experiences. The internship can be taken in a single semester (for 2 credits), or over two semesters (1 credit per semester).

Capstone credits

1

Students complete EDUC 480 – The Education for Empowerment Capstone.

All students will complete the minor with a one-credit mandatory capstone course. The capstone asks students to consider their learning across all their courses and reflect on how the totality of their experiences informs their thinking about the role of education in the empowerment of children, youth, and/or adults. Students will create and present a multimedia presentation to illustrate their learning about education for empowerment.

Pathways

Endorsement areas

AVAILABLE PATHWAYS

Advancing Equity Through Education Policy

For students working at the intersections of public policy and education, this pathway focuses on policy inquiry, design, and implementation that intervene in the problems of educational injustice and social inequities.

Course Description
MUSED 111** The Art of Music Teaching
EDUC 119 Education Policy in a Multicultural Society
EDUC 210 Mathematics and Social Justice
EDUC 211 Introduction to Educational Policy, Inquiry and Advocacy
EDUC 220 Coaching for Today's Society
EDUC 240 Coaching as Leading and Leading as Coaching
EDUC 275 Wellness for Learning, Teaching, Coaching, and Leadership
ECON 325 Economics of Education
EDUC 332 Coaching and Consulting for Social Change
EDUC 362 Michigan Student Caucus
RCSSCI 365 Excellence, Equity, and the Politics of Education
EDCURINS 382 Introduction to Environmental Education for Sustainable Development
EDUC 390 /
ELI 390 /
LING 390 /
RCSSCI 390
Community-Engaged Learning in ESL Teaching Contexts
SOC 458 Sociology of Education
EDUC 460 Equity in Everyday Practices

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Winter 2020 Minor Course Offerings

Course Title/Instructor Day/Time Room Credits
118-001
[18328]
Intr Ed:  Sch Mcul Soc
Instructor
Rosario-Ramos, Enid
M/W
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Whitney
(1315 SEB)
3
119-001
[27007]
EDUC Policy Multicul
Instructor
Santone, Susan
T
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Whitney
(1315 SEB)
3
218-001
[25159]
Homelsns Schls Soci
Instructor
Goldin, Simona
T
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2334 3
220-001
[35743]
Coaching Today's Soc
Instructor
TBD
M/W
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
2334 3
250-001
[33929]
Global Ed & Devl
Instructor
Miller, Kevin
T/Th
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
2320 3
275-001
[31473]
Wellness Lrng, Tchg
Instructor
Kovacs, Shelly
T/Th
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
2310 3
330-001
[28875]
ED Empwrmt Internshp
Instructor
Moje, Elizabeth
ARR
ARR
ARR 1–4
333-001
[19479]
Videogames & Learning
Instructor
Fishman, Barry
T/Th
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
110 Weiser 3
360-001
[19021]
Partners in Learning
Instructor
Morman, Kate
T
6:00 – 8:00 PM
2229 3
360-002
[33946]
Partners in Learning
Instructor
TBD
W
7:00 – 9:00 PM
2346 3
362-001
[20284]
Mich Stdnt Caucus
Instructor
Kupperman, Jeff
ARR
ARR
ARR 4
362-002
[14284]
Mich Stdnt Caucus
Instructor
Fahy, Michael
ARR
ARR
ARR 4
362-003
[16614]
Mich Stdnt Caucus
Instructor
Stanzler, Jeff
ARR
ARR
ARR 4
390-001
[18405]
Com Serv & Lang
Instructor
Romano Gillette, Carmela
M/W
1:00 – 2:30 PM
1509 NUB 3
390-002
[24206]
Com Serv & Lang
Instructor
Dyer, Judy
M/W
10:00 – 11:30 AM
1060 EH 3
395-001
[31760]
Teach ESL Mignt Comm
Instructor
Des Jardins, Deborah
Rodriguez, Maria
T/Th
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
210 TAP 3
462-001
[10547]
Lrn Character Play
Instructors
Stanzler, Jeff
Fahy, Michael
T/Th
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
G 023 WQ 3
462-002
[25162]
Lrn Character Play
Instructors
Stanzler, Jeff
Th
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
G 023 WQ 1–3
463-001
[21138]
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Instructors
Stanzler, Jeff
W/F
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
2225 3
480-001
[28887]
ED Empwrmt Capstone
Instructors
Moje, Elizabeth
ARR
ARR
ARR 1

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If you are a current U-M undergraduate student and you would like to pursue the Education for Empowerment minor, please complete the minor declaration form.

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If you have any questions or would like to set up an advising appointment, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Location

610 E. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259