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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Justice Education Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Social Justice Education is intended for those seeking to develop skills necessary when working with diverse populations, especially targeted, minority populations, in ways that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students currently enrolled in many of the graduate programs on our campus are seeking to understand their different fields of study through a social justice lens. A certificate in social justice education will offer students a way to bundle the courses they are already taking so that they can present to future employers their skills in a way that is easily recognized.

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type

Stand-Alone (earned terminal degree required)


Admissions Standards/Procedures

Certificate candidates must currently be admitted to a graduate program at the university or hold a terminal degree and apply solely for the certificate through the Graduate Admissions Office.

Academic Standards

A 3.50 graduate GPA must be earned in all certificate courses.

Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

Non-Course Requirements

  • All 12 credit hours of graduate coursework must be completed at the University of Tennessee within five years of applying for a certificate.
  • To receive the certificate, students must:
    1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
    2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.