There’s a growing need for highly trained teacher-leaders and researchers who examine and help implement transformational policies that promote social justice. No GRE is required.

Combat Inequality as a Leader in a Variety of Fields

Our students are made up of formal and informal educators as well as those in community-based organizations. They are bilingual, special education, math, science and history teachers, as well as policy analysts and heads of racial justice and migrant education programs.

The impact is wide-reaching. How social injustice cuts across various institutions—particularly schooling—and what policies and actions can be implemented to make communities more just is a major focus for this degree.

What separates UTEP’s program from others is its breadth. The degree examines race and racism, but extends to other kinds of oppressions. There are courses in feminism transnational and post-colonial feminism, critical disability studies and environmental racism. Overall, the program shines a light on social inequities and brings all of that work together to inform those who are becoming teachers, leaders and researchers in a variety of fields.

Although this program does not provide teaching certifications, it prepares you to explore different career paths.

The demand for leaders in this area is apparent. We’ve even received job postings from other colleges who are looking to hire professionals with this degree. Take a look at the types of positions that are available to you when you graduate.


Curriculum developer

Educational activist

Educational advocacy coordinator

Educational diversity coordinator

Educational policy analyst

Educational program officer

Educational researcher

Education-related public relations and fundraising manager

Grant writer

International government organization professional


Instructional coordinator

Post-secondary administrator

Social and community service manager

Training and development specialist

Worker in a nonprofit organization or a nongovernmental organization

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree to qualify for admission to this master’s program.

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  • Rooted in educational equity and focused on creating change agents in educational policy and practice
  • Can be completed in as little as 16 months
  • No GRE required
  • Highly affordable and flexible program
  • Tuition: $490/credit hour (in-state students) or $575/credit hour (out-of-state students)
  • Available on the Academic Common Market*

*If you are a resident in one of the states that participate in the Academic Common Market, you MAY qualify for in-state tuition for this program while residing outside of Texas. For more information, you must contact the ACM Coordinator of the state in which you are residing. For contact info by state, please visit

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