Kent State University ADED Program's Social Justice Mission

ADED 20000: Topics in Social Justice in Teaching and Learning

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is valued at Kent State University as a universal approach to increasing the quality of education. It is an education grounded in equity, justice, and integrity that creates and sustains an environment conducive to the success of all. In keeping with the values of our college and school, the Adolescent and Young Adult Education Program (ADED) is committed to processes of social justice, inclusion, and to diverse ways of knowing and being. Discrimination due to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or identity as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, recently separated veteran, or other protected veterans is therefore unacceptable and may be subject to disciplinary action.

How Social Justice is Embedded into our ADED Program

  • Freshman Year: First Year Experience Community Organization Field Placement
  • Junior Year: ADED 32142 30-hour Urban Secondary School Field Placement
  • Junior Year: ADED 32277, Proyecto Raices; MCED 40007, Juvenile Detention Center
  • Senior Year: ADED 42292, Practicum and ADED 49525, Inquiry: Social Justice Colloquia
  • The ADED program has also developed a new course, Topics in Social Justice in Teaching and Learning.


More about the social justice colloquia

Resources for social justice topics


Social Justice in Education Resources

For those ADED students who would like to learn more about social justice in education, we recommend the following resources:

Books, Activities, and Lessons for Promoting Social Justice

By Subject Area



Social Studies

Language Arts