Master’s in Human Rights Education

Master’s in Human Rights Education is a program that offers a rigorous human rights education in the community and classroom while being grounded in positive action and critical thinking. It aims to prepare graduates to teach about and tackle issues related of race, class, gender, religion, sexual identity, and nation.

The program is designed for teachers and educators operating in non-formal settings like community organizations. During the courses, students learn about the right to education, curriculum efforts towards human rights and social justice, and schooling with dignity and rights. Students also engage in critical thinking and debate about both local and global contexts, with a special focus on globalization, social movements, migration, and transnationalism. As a part of their final capstone project, students design a program, create a curriculum, and write a project that summarizes their experience and knowledge. The essential element of this program is transformation that is done through education which strengthens people to make changes not only in their own live, but in the lives of their families, communities, and institutions. Graduates of this program usually find an employment in international or local non-governmental organizations. Many work with immigrants or refugees in the US in some capacity, or in policy or curriculum development or program design for global education programs.

Admission requirements

  • Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Evidence of background of academic preparation and/or professional experience that demonstrates ability to pursue graduate level programs.
  • Two letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work.
  • CV
  • A Statement of Intent

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Human Rights Careers

Human Rights Careers (HRC) provides information about online courses, jobs, paid internships, masters degrees, scholarships and other opportunities in the human rights sector and related areas.