Educational Equity

Social Concerns Seminar

This course examines the complex contemporary and historical factors that obstruct justice and equity in the American education system. Students will consider the ways the persistent inequity in education interrupts human flourishing and inhibits civic engagement. Through conversation, reflection, and encounter, students will begin to cultivate a vision of just education informed by an awareness of power, privilege, and positionality. This seminar will help students understand how Catholic social teaching, particularly assertions of dignity and concern for the common good, must factor into innovations in both the private and public sectors of education to advance equity and achieve justice for all. This seminar includes a Spring Break immersion to Washington DC to meet with lawmakers, policy experts and educational advocates.

Immersion Dates: March 5-12, 2022

Class Dates: Fridays: 1:00 - 3:00, February 4 - April 8, 2022

This course requires an application. Learn more and apply using the link below.

Cost: 
$300
Application Process: 
  • (1) Completed application and (2) Possible interviews (you will be notified about interviews via email).
  • Registration approval will be granted by the department upon acceptance into the Seminar.
  • Notification of seminar placement will happen before the University deadline to register through NOVO.
  • If you are not selected for participation in your first choice of seminars, you will be given the opportunity to participate in another seminar if there is still availability.
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • For admitted students, the cost for this seminar is charged to your student account upon completion of the immersion. Full seminar fee may be charged for all withdrawals on or after the second date of the seminar class session.
  • Contact seminars@nd.edu for inquiries regarding financial assistance. 
  • With questions about your application, email seminars@nd.edu.

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Virtual Postgraduate Service Fair
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Postgraduate Service Info Session | Teach for America
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February 2022

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March 2022

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Catholic Social Tradition Minor Open House & Info Session
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm