Anti-Racism, Graduate Certificate

12 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall & Summer
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Program Tabs


The Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racism provides a coherent curriculum that draws from four content courses addressing race and racism in professional or organizational spaces. The Certificate caters to individuals interested in an advanced degree that provides an understanding of education in urban environments with a focus on race, racism, and anti-racism. The certificate will demonstrate that students have completed coursework enabling them to become justice-oriented change agents in the organizations in which they work. All coursework is 100% online. 

The four courses will address different foci and content, yet all have the aim that students will uncover the underlying social, economic, psychological, and political conditions that disproportionately and inequitably channel advantages and opportunities to particular racialized groups while denying them to others.

The certificate is appropriate for educators in public and private settings, administrators in non-profit settings, counselors, religious/spiritual entities, local, regional and state government employees, and others interested topics of equity.

The program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals hoping to continue their education.


Application Deadlines: 

  • August 1 (fall)
  • May 1 (summer first half term)
  • June 15 (summer second half term)

Admissions & Requirements:

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a university accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor.
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all academic coursework beyond high school.
  • A statement of purpose.

The certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework. 

Students may complete the certificate in multiple ways:
1) Complete the courses over two summers:

  • ELED 6260: History and Psychology of Racism (3) (First Half Summer Year 1)
  • ELED 6261: Racial Identity Dev. (3) (Second Half Summer Year 1)
  • ELED 6262: Race and Education in Schooling (3) (First Half Summer Year 2)
  • ELED 6263: Anti-Racist Activism in Education (3) (Second Half Summer Year 2)

2) Recommended path for students pursuing the certificate while concurrently enrolled in the MEd in Urban Education:

  • ELED 6260: History and Psychology of Racism (3) (Fall Year 1)
  • ELED 6261: Racial Identity Dev. (3) (Spring Year 1)
  • ELED 6262: Race and Education in Schooling (3) (Fall Year 2)
  • ELED 6263: Anti-Racist Activism in Education (3) (Spring Year 2)

*Rates are subject to change*


  • $281.59 per credit hour
  • $3,379.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $522.54 per credit hour
  • $6,270.00 est. program cost


  • $1,067.43 per credit hour
  • $12,809.00 est. program cost