Education, Democracy & Social Change

Education, Democracy & Social Change Cluster

The Education, Democracy, & Social Change cluster is committed to engaging in learning and work that values equity, inclusivity, and social justice. We believe in the power of education to cultivate the critical reflection and engaged citizenship needed to sustain democracy. We advocate for, and collaborate with, children, families, and communities, to promote the well-being of all members of our society.

Real-World Cluster Project

Developing Healthy, Contemplative Communities

More than 60 Plymouth State students from 10 different disciplines worked with real estate, investment, and small business professionals.

The Problem

Greater awareness of contemplative practices is needed to promote purposeful living, reduce suffering, and increase joy.

Awareness of the Issue

Students engage in contemplative inquiry through coursework and organizations, by creating campus contemplative spaces, and by responding to community input.

Collaborative Team Projects

The Arts & Technologies; Health & Human Enrichment; and Education, Democracy & Social Change clusters all contribute to this project.

Proposal Presentations

Integrated coursework and community engagement offers real-world experience and supports students’ academic and residential lives.

Improved Outcomes

Strengthened ties between PSU and local, national, and international contemplative and wellness organizations are providing students with new opportunities.

Undergraduate Degree ProgramsGraduate Degree ProgramsMinors/CertificatesCluster Projects
Afterschool Professional Certificate
Applied Linguistics Minor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor & Certificate


Certification only English Education Option

National Writing Project Teacher Consultant

Online Instructional Design

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education K-12 Certification

Plymouth Partners: Working Together To Improve Work-related Skills of Students With Disabilities
Peace Child
Plymouth State University Workshop Series
A Linked Learning Community investigation of Individual Experiences of the Holocaust
From Refugee Camp to Project