Social Justice Education

Social Justice Education: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Affiliation

Ontario Institute for Studies in Edu​cation (OISE)​

Degree Programs

Social Justice Education

MA, MEd, EdD, and PhD

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Overview

The Department of Social Justice Education offers a multi- and interdisciplinary graduate program developed from the past programs of History and Philosophy of Education as well as Sociology and Equity Studies in Education. It is an intellectual community committed to producing and advancing knowledge on social justice education in Canada and beyond. Social justice education is a robust term, allowing for diverse meanings and methodologies.

The department's graduate programs are concerned with both theoretical and empirical problems regarding in/equity in educational spaces, broadly conceived. Faculty and students approach their inquiries from disciplinary (e.g., anthropology, history, philosophy, political science, or sociology) and/or interdisciplinary (e.g., anti-colonial, critical race, disability, feminist, francophone, indigenous, or queer) perspectives. They focus on identifying new relationships and making connections by asking significant questions about social justice education within and across disciplines. Hence, they foreground research and teaching in social justice education, pursued through analytical and empirical tools from the humanities and social sciences.

The department's vision is to enable both graduate students and initial teacher education students to explore questions such as, “What was, what is, and what should be the relationship between education and society?” and “What kinds of knowledge do educators need to answer those questions?” The department aims to provide students with the academic knowledge and skills necessary to engage and raise questions of critical importance to educational theories and practices, and their relationship to individuals, communities, and societies.

Contact and Address

Admissions

Initial inquiries regarding admission to graduate studies in the Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) should be made directly to:

Web: www.oise.utoronto.ca/orss
Email: admissions.oise@utoronto.ca
Tel: (416) 978-4300
Fax: (416) 323-9964

Office of the Registrar and Student Services
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, Room 8-225
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6
Canada

Program

Web: www.oise.utoronto.ca/sje​
Email (Admissions and Programs): oise.sjegrad@utoronto.ca
Phone: (416) 978-0397

Department of Social Justice Education
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, 12th Floor North
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6
Canada

Social Justice Education: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Bakan, Abigail - BA, MA, PhD
Bascia, Nina - PhD
Bisaillon, Laura - BA, MA, PhD
Boler, Megan - BA, PhD
Cannon, Martin - MA, PhD
Coloma, Roland Sintos - TD, BA, MA, MA, PhD
Dei, George J.S. - BA, MA, PhD
Farmer, Diane - BA, MSS, PhD
Georgis, Dina - PhD
Heller, Monica - BA, MA, PhD
McDougall, Douglas - BM, BEd, MEd, EdD
O'Sullivan, Julia - BA, MA, PhD
Portelli, John - MEd, PhD
Titchkosky, Tanya - BA, MA, PhD
Todorova, Miglena - BA, MA, PhD
Tuck, Eve - BA, PhD
Walcott, Rinaldo - BA, MA, PhD
Wane, Njoki - BE, MSc, MEd, PhD (Chair and Graduate Chair)

Members Emeriti

Gamlin, Peter - BA, MA, PhD
Razack, Sherene - BA, MA, PhD
Smith, Dorothy - BSc, PhD, LLD

Associate Members

Dahya, Negin - BA, MEd, PhD
Gorman, Rachel - BA, MA, PhD
Hampton, Rosalind - PhD
Kellogg, Paul - BA, MA, DrRerPol
Lo, Marieme - BA, MA, MSc, PhD
McGuire, Anne - AB, MA, EdD
Murray, David - PhD
Zoric, Terezia - BEd, BA, MA

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education MA

Master of Arts

Program Description

The Social Justice Education (SJE) program welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds. The MA program is a research-based degree program which can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the department's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission to the MA program requires an appropriate bachelor's degree in a humanities, social science, or cognate discipline from a recognized university, with standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.

  • Applicants are required to submit the following; incomplete applications may be subject to processing delays or rejection:

    • A careful statement of intellectual interests and concerns relevant to the humanities, or social sciences, and social justice in education as well as reasons for undertaking a program in the department, including a statement of preference for one or more faculty members whose research is best matched to the student's research interests.

    • Two letters of reference, preferably from university instructors with whom the applicant has studied or worked.

    • At least one sample of written work that demonstrates engagement with the humanities, or social sciences, and social justice in education.

    • Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Subject to consultation with a faculty advisor, SJE 1903H Major Concepts and Issues in Social Justice Education (0.5 FCE) is recommended.

    • 2.5 other FCEs, of which at least 1.5 FCEs must be SJE courses.

    • Students who are registered in a collaborative specialization may apply to have their SJE course requirement reduced by 0.5 FCE.

    • Students must consult with their faculty advisor before enrolling in any out-of-department course for which they wish to receive SJE credit.

    • Additional courses may be required of some students, and some students may be required to take specified courses in research methods and/or theory.

  • Students complete a thesis which may lay the groundwork for doctoral research.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
10 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education MEd

Master of Education​

Program Description

The Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds. The Master of Education (MEd) program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Students may complete the MEd program by one of three options:

  • Coursework Only Option

  • Coursework Plus Major Research Paper (MRP) Option

  • Coursework Plus Thesis Option (admissions have been administratively suspended)

Students who are accepted into the MEd program are automatically assigned to the Coursework Only Option. They can transfer to the Coursework Plus Major Research Paper Option after they begin their program and have secured an SJE faculty supervisor for the MRP or thesis.

 

MEd Program (Coursework Only Option)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the department's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission to the MEd program requires an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university, with a standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.

  • Applicants must have the equivalent of 12 months of professional experience.

  • Applicants must submit the following; incomplete applications may be subject to processing delays or rejection:

    • A careful statement of intellectual interests and concerns relevant to the humanities, or social sciences, and social justice in education as well as reasons for undertaking a program in the department, including a statement of preference for one or more faculty members whose research is best matched to the student's research interests.

    • Two letters of reference, preferably from university instructors with whom the applicant has studied or worked; the second letter of reference may be written by a work or community-based supervisor.

    • At least one sample of written work that demonstrates engagement with the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education.

    • Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCES) including:

    • Subject to consultation with a faculty advisor, SJE 1903H Major Concepts and Issues in Social Justice Education (0.5 FCE) is recommended.

    • At least half of the FCEs in an MEd program must be SJE courses.

    • Students who are registered in a collaborative specialization may apply to have their SJE course requirement reduced by 0.5 FCE.

    • Students must consult with their faculty advisor before enrolling in any out-of-department course for which they wish to receive SJE credit.

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
10 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

MEd Program (Coursework Plus Major Research Paper Option)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the department's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission to the MEd program requires an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university, with a standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.

  • Applicants must have the equivalent of 12 months of professional experience.

  • Applicants must submit the following; incomplete applications may be subject to processing delays or rejection:

    • ​​​A careful statement of intellectual interests and concerns relevant to the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education as well as reasons for undertaking a program in the department, including a statement of preference for one or more faculty members whose research is best matched to the student's research interests.

    • Two letters of reference, preferably from university instructors with whom the applicant has studied or worked; the second letter of reference may be written by a work or community-based supervisor.

    • At least one sample of written work that demonstrates engagement with the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education.

    • Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCES) including:

    • Subject to consultation with a faculty advisor, SJE 1903H Major Concepts and Issues in Social Justice Education (0.5 FCE) is recommended.

    • At least half of the FCEs in an MEd program must be SJE courses.

    • Students who are registered in a collaborative specialization may apply to have their SJE course requirement reduced by 0.5 FCE.

    • Students must consult with their faculty advisor before enrolling in any out-of-department course for which they wish to receive SJE credit.

  • Major Research Paper (MRP): SJE 2001Y0 Major Research Paper.

Program Length

5 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W);
10 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

MEd Program (Coursework Plus Thesis Option)

Admissions have been administratively suspended.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the department's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission to the MEd program requires an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university, with a standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.

  • Applicants must have the equivalent of 12 months of professional experience.

  • Applicants must submit the following; incomplete applications may be subject to processing delays or rejection:

    • A careful statement of intellectual interests and concerns relevant to the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education as well as reasons for undertaking a program in the department, including a statement of preference for one or more faculty members whose research is best matched to the student's research interests.

    • Two letters of reference, preferably from university instructors with whom the applicant has studied or worked; the second letter of reference may be written by a work or community-based supervisor.

    • At least one sample of written work that demonstrates engagement with the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education.

    • Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCES) including:

    • Subject to consultation with a faculty advisor, SJE 1903H Major Concepts and Issues in Social Justice Education (0.5 FCE) is recommended.

    • At least half of the FCEs in an MEd program must be SJE courses.

    • Students who are registered in a collaborative specialization may apply to have their SJE course requirement reduced by 0.5 FCE.

    • Students must consult with their faculty advisor before enrolling in any out-of-department course for which they wish to receive SJE credit.

  • Thesis.

Program Length

6 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
10 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education MA, MEd Courses

Not all courses are offered every year. Please consult the Office of the Registrar and Student Services' course schedule.

Master's Level

SJE 1900H
Introduction à la sociologie de l'éducation
SJE 1900H
Introduction to Sociology in Education
SJE 1902H
Introductory Sociological Research Methods in Education
SJE 1903H
Major Concepts and Issues in Social Justice Education
SJE 1905H
Qualitative Approaches to Sociological Research in Education
SJE 1906H
Integrating Research and Practice in Social Justice Education
SJE 1909H
Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice 1
SJE 1911H
Sociologie de l'éducation inclusive
SJE 1912H
Foucault and Research in Education and Culture: Discourse, Power, and the Subject
SJE 1915H
Education and Popular Culture
SJE 1919H
Advanced Topics in Environmental Justice Education
SJE 1921Y
The Principles of Anti-Racism Education
SJE 1922H
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SJE 1923H
Racism, Violence, and the Law: Issues for Researchers and Educators
SJE 1924H
Modernization, Development, and Education in African Contexts
SJE 1925H
Indigenous Knowledge and Decolonization: Pedagogical Implications
SJE 1925H
Savoir indigène et décolonization
SJE 1926H
Race, Space, and Citizenship: Research Methods
SJE 1927H
Migration and Globalization
SJE 1929H
Theorizing Asian Canada
SJE 1930H
Race, Indigeneity, and the Colonial Politics of Recognition
SJE 1931H
Centering Indigenous-Settler Solidarity in Theory and Research
SJE 1932H Decolonization, Settler Colonialism, and Antiblackness (exclusion: SJE 5024H)
SJE 1933H Participatory Action Research and Community Based Research (exclusion: SJE 5011H)
SJE 1951H
L'École, la participation parentale et la communauté
SJE 1951H
The School and the Community
SJE 1954H
Marginality and the Politics of Resistance
SJE 1956H
Social Relations of Cultural Production in Education
SJE 1957H
Disability Studies: An Introduction
SJE 1958H
The Cultural Production of the Self as a Problem in Education
SJE 1959H
Theoretical Frameworks in Culture, Communications, and Education
SJE 1961H
Spirituality and Schooling
SJE 1970H
Applied Ethics in Higher Education
SJE 1971H
Identity and Education
SJE 1972H
Contemporary Ethical Issues in Schooling and Education
SJE 1973H
Liberalism and its Critics
SJE 1974H
Truth Commissions Reconciliation and Indian Residential Schools
SJE 1975H
Indigenous Settler Relations Issues for Teachers
SJE 1976H
Critical Media Literacy Education
SJE 1977H
Sociology of Indigenous and Alternative Approaches to Health and Healing Practices: Implications for Education
SJE 1978H
Sexual, Racial, and Gender-Based Violence Prevention in Higher Education
SJE 1979H
Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Empire in Socialist Economies and States
SJE 1982H
Women, Diversity, and the Educational System
SJE 1989H
Black Feminist Thought
SJE 1992H
Feminism and Poststructuralism in Education
SJE 1993H
Militarism and Sustainability: Concepts of Nature, State, and Society
SJE 2001Y0
Major Research Paper
SJE 2030H Disability Studies and the Human Imaginary (exclusion: SJE 5004H)
SJE 2910H
Changes in Families and Policy Consequences for Government and Education
SJE 2929H Disability Studies — Interpretive Methods — RM (exclusion: SJE 3929H)
SJE 2941H
Bourdieu: Theory of Practice in Social Sciences
SJE 2942H
Education and Work
SJE 2996H
Special Topics in Social Justice Research in Education
SJE 2998H
Individual Reading and Research in Social Justice Education: Master's
SJE 5000H
Special Topics in Social Justice Research in Education: Master's Level
JTE 1952H
Language, Culture, and Education / Langue, culture, et éducation

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education EdD

Doctor of Education​

Program Description

The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program is distinct from the PhD in that students are encouraged to orient towards applied and theoretical dimensions of professional educational practice understood as knowledge, teaching, and learning which takes place within or beyond schooling.

The EdD in Social Justice Education (SJE) is ideal for those with an interest in professional and/or voluntary practice in relevant field domains, where there is an interface between theory and practice and where the vision, skills, and commitment of dedicated and research-informed practitioners are pivotal to outcomes. Those interested in the degree program will be working professionals including teachers, school and community leaders, health and legal professionals, and those working, volunteering, or seeking employment in related fields in social justice education.

The Department of Social Justice Education welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds. The EdD program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Students cannot transfer between the EdD and PhD programs.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the department's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission to the EdD program requires a University of Toronto MEd or MA in education, or its equivalent from a recognized university, in the same field of specialization proposed at the doctoral level, completed with a standing equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in master's courses.

  • Applicants must have the equivalent of 12 months of professional experience.

  • Applicants must submit the following; incomplete applications may be subject to processing delays or rejection:

    • A​​​ careful statement of intellectual interests and concerns relevant to the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education as well as reasons for undertaking a program in the department, including a statement of preference for one or more faculty members whose research is best matched to the student's research interests.

    • Two letters of reference, preferably from university instructors with whom the applicant has studied or worked; the second letter of reference may be written by a work-based supervisor.

    • At least one sample of written work that demonstrates engagement with the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education.

    • Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Required half course (0.5 FCE): SJE 3997H Practicum in Social Justice Education (72 hours).

    • Subject to consultation with a faculty advisor, SJE 3905H Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humanities and Social Sciences: Theory and Praxis (0.5 FCE) is recommended.

    • Students who have completed the recommended course SJE 3905H must take 3.0 other FCEs, of which at least 1.5 FCEs must be SJE courses.

    • Students who are registered in a collaborative specialization may apply to have their SJE course requirement reduced by 0.5 FCE.

    • Students must consult with their faculty advisor before enrolling in any out-of-department course for which they wish to receive SJE credit.

  • Thesis (dissertation in practice). Students submit a thesis and defend it at a Doctoral Final Oral Examination. The thesis (dissertation in practice) is the culminating component of the EdD degree in Social Justice Education that shall include an identification and investigation of a problem of practice, the application of theory and research to the problem of practice, and a design for action to address the problem of practice. Specifically, the thesis (dissertation in practice) is expected to be the product of original research, designed and implemented in the form of an innovative, impactful, and potentially sustainable plan, policy, guideline, advocacy or activism model, relevant to an educational setting, broadly defined, and aimed at improving practice on a local, regional, national or international scale.

  • Students may begin their studies on a part-time basis. However, they must register full-time ​for a minimum of two consecutive sessions, not including Summer, of on-campus study. Once enrolled full-time, students must maintain continuous registration full-time and pay full-time fees until all degree requirements, including the thesis, are completed.

Program Length

4 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Time Limit

6 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education PhD

Doctor of Philosophy​

Program Description

The PhD degree program is designed to provide opportunities for advanced study, original research, and theoretical analysis. The PhD program can be taken on a full-time or flexible-time basis. The Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) welcomes applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds.

The flexible-time PhD degree is designed to accommodate demand by practising professionals for a PhD degree that permits continued employment in areas related to their areas of research. Degree requirements for the flexible-time and full-time PhD programs are the same. Flexible-time PhD students register full-time during the first four years and part-time during subsequent years of the program.

 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the department's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • PhD students who are admitted without sufficient previous study in a humanities, social science, or a cognate discipline may be required to take additional courses.

  • Applicants are required to submit the following; incomplete applications may be subject to processing delays or rejection:

    • ​​​​A careful statement of intellectual interests and concerns relevant to the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education as well as reasons for undertaking a program in the department, including a statement of preference for one or more faculty members whose research is best matched to the student's research interests.

    • Two letters of reference, preferably from university instructors with whom the applicant has studied or worked.

    • At least one sample of written work that demonstrates engagement with the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education.

    • Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • Subject to consultation with a faculty advisor, SJE 3905H Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humanities and Social Sciences: Theory and Praxis (0.5 FCE) is recommended. Additional courses may be required, and some students may be required to take other specified courses in research methods and/or theory.

    • At least 2.0 FCEs must be taken within SJE.

    • Students who are registered in a collaborative specialization may apply to have their SJE course requirement reduced by 0.5 FCE.

    • Students must consult with their faculty advisor before enrolling in any out-of-department course for which they wish to receive SJE credit.

  • Comprehensive examination:

    • ​​​​​Students are encouraged to take, as part of their program requirements, one half course (0.5 FCE) focused on the substantive area on which they will be examined.

    • Students choose one of the following:

      • ​​​​​a major paper (30 to 40 pages); or

      • a substantive course outline (30 to 40 pages) for a topic of interest to the student within the area of social justice education; or

      • a solid draft of a scholarly article.

    • The option selected and the date for the comprehensive exam will be decided by the student and the supervisor. The comprehensive exam should be taken no later than the end of Year 3.

    • A student who fails the comprehensive exam will be permitted one additional attempt to pass. A second failure will result in the recommendation for termination of the student's registration.

    • Comprehensive exams will be graded on a pass or fail basis.

  • Students must submit a thesis and defend it at a Doctoral Final Oral Examination. The thesis must embody the results of original investigation conducted by the student under the direction of an OISE thesis committee. The thesis must constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge of the field of study. The student must have an approved thesis topic, supervisor, and an approved thesis committee by the end of Year 3, and must have completed all other program requirements.

  • PhD students must register continuously and pay the full-time fee until all degree requirements have been fulfilled.

  • Students cannot transfer between the full-time and flexible-time PhD options.

  • Students cannot transfer between the EdD program and PhD programs.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

 

PhD Program (Flexible-Time)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the department's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • PhD students who are admitted without sufficient previous study in a humanities, social science, or a cognate discipline may be required to take additional courses.

  • Applicants are required to submit the following; incomplete applications may be subject to processing delays or rejection:

    • ​​​​A careful statement of intellectual interests and concerns relevant to the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education as well as reasons for undertaking a program in the department, including a statement of preference for one or more faculty members whose research is best matched to the student's research interests

    • Two letters of reference, preferably from university instructors with whom the applicant has studied or worked

    • At least one sample of written work that demonstrates engagement with the humanities or social sciences, and social justice in education.

    • Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.

  • Applicants should demonstrate that they are active professionals engaged in activities relevant to their proposed program of study.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete at least 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • At least 2.0 FCEs taken in SJE, with the possibility to apply for a reduction of 0.5 FCE in the SJE course requirement if the student is also registered in a collaborative specialization.

    • Subject to consultation with a faculty advisor, SJE 3905H Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humanities and Social Sciences: Theory and Praxis (0.5 FCE) is recommended.

    • Students must consult with their faculty advisor before enrolling in any out-of-department course for which they wish to receive SJE credit.

  • Comprehensive examination:

    • ​​​​​Students are encouraged to take, as part of their program requirements, one half course (0.5 FCE) focused on the substantive area on which they will be examined.

    • Students choose one of the following:

      • ​​​​​a major paper (30 to 40 pages); or

      • a substantive course outline (30 to 40 pages) for a topic of interest to the student within the area of social justice education; or

      • a solid draft of a scholarly article.

    • The option selected and the date for the comprehensive exam will be decided by the student and the supervisor. The comprehensive exam should be taken no later than the end of Year 4.

    • A student who fails the comprehensive exam will be permitted one additional attempt to pass. A second failure will result in the recommendation for termination of the student's registration.

    • Comprehensive exams will be graded on a pass or fail basis.

  • Students must submit a thesis and defend it at a Doctoral Final Oral Examination. The thesis must embody the results of original investigation conducted by the student under the direction of an OISE thesis committee. The thesis must constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge of the field of study. The student must have an approved thesis topic, supervisor, and an approved thesis committee by the end of Year 3, and must have completed all other program requirements.

  • Students must register continuously until all degree requirements have been fulfilled. Students register full-time during the first four years and may continue as part-time thereafter, with their department's approval.

  • Students cannot transfer between the full-time and flexible-time PhD options.

  • Students cannot transfer between the EdD and PhD programs.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

Social Justice Education: Social Justice Education EdD, PhD Courses

Not all courses are offered every year. Please consult the Office of the Registrar and Student Services' course schedule​​.

Doctoral Level

SJE 1419H
Historiography and the History of Education
SJE 1433H
Freedom and Authority in Education
SJE 1436H
Modernity and Postmodernity in Social Thought and Education
SJE 1438H
Democratic Approaches to Pedagogy
SJE 1440H
An Introduction to Philosophy of Education
SJE 1441H
Philosophical Dimensions of Moral Education
SJE 1443H
Troubling Knowledges in Education: the Politics of Claiming Truths
SJE 1447H
Technology in Education: Philosophical Issues
SJE 1452H
Individual Reading and Research in the History of Education: Master's Level
SJE 1453H
Individual Reading and Research in the Philosophy of Education: Master's Level
SJE 1461H
Special Topics in History of Education
SJE 1465H
Special Topics in Philosophy of Education
SJE 1471H
Critical Issues in Education: Philosophical Perspectives
SJE 1472H
Philosophical Questions about the Teaching of Philosophy
SJE 1979H
Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Empire in Socialist Economies and States
SJE 2929H Disability Studies — Interpretive Methods — RM (exclusion: SJE 3929H)
SJE 3417H
Research Seminar in Feminist Criticism, Aesthetics, and Pedagogy
SJE 3436H
Aesthetics and Education
SJE 3452H
Individual Reading and Research in the History of Education: Doctoral Level
SJE 3453H
Individual Reading and Research in the Philosophy of Education: Doctoral Level
SJE 3480H
EdD Seminar in the Philosophy of Education I
SJE 3481H
EdD Seminar in the Philosophy of Education
SJE 3490H
EdD Seminar in the History of Education I
SJE 3491H
EdD Seminar in the History of Education II
SJE 3903H
SJE Learning to Succeed in Graduate School
SJE 3904H
Introduction to Advanced Sociological Theory in Education
SJE 3905H
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humanities Social Science: Theory and Praxis
SJE 3910H
Advanced Seminar on Race and Anti-Racism Research Methodology in Education
SJE 3911H
Cultural Knowledges, Representation, and Colonial Education
SJE 3912H
Race and Knowledge Production: Research Methods
SJE 3914H
Anti-Colonial Thought and Pedagogical Challenges
SJE 3915H
Franz Fanon and Education
SJE 3916H
Women in Leadership Positions: Intersectionalities and Leadership Practices; Sociological Implications in Education
SJE 3917H Indigenous Land Education and Black Geographies
(prerequisite: any prior Indigenous and/or Black Studies course(s); exclusion: SJE 5007H)
SJE 3933H
Globalisation and Transnationality: Feminist Perspectives
SJE 3934H Advanced Indigenous Feminist Research
(prerequisite: prior coursework in Indigenous studies, women and gender studies; exclusion: SJE 6000H)
SJE 3996H
Special Topics in Advanced Social Justice Research in Education
SJE 3997H
Practicum in Social Justice Education
SJE 3998H
Individual Reading and Research in Sociology Justice Education
SJE 6000H
Special Topics in Social Justice Research in Education: Doctoral Level
JSA 5147H
Language, Nationalism, and Post-Nationalism