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Professional Learning

Social Justice

Rooted in the vision, mission, and values of NEA, the Social Justice Training Program helps members draw the connection between achieving social justice in schools and realizing academic success for all students. The program lays the foundation for NEA’s social justice work by teaching educators to create more just and effective learning environments.

At a Glance

The Social Justice Training Program is offered as a one-hour, two-hour, or four-hour overview. The one-hour overview includes: introductory lecture that explores the concept of social justice. The two-hour overview includes: interactive exercises that explore the concept of social justice, an introduction to five social justice principles, and action-planning activity. The four-hour overview covers the content of the two-hour session and includes a longer, more comprehensive action-planning activity.


  • Culturally Responsive Education
  • Positive School Environments
  • Racial & Social Justice


  • Deepen educators’ understanding of social justice principles and how these principles are relevant and useful to their work
  • Explore the impact of social justice issues on students and educators
  • Empower educators to apply the principles of social justice when confronted with social oppression
Developed by:

NEA Center for Social Justice

Last Updated: February 23, 2021


Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

Sessions can be tailored to the needs of the state or local affiliate

Session Format

Virtual or In-person

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Ready to advance racial and social justice with us? Complete the form below to request a training. We will respond within 2 business days.

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NOTE: Trainings are only for members of the National Education Association. If you are not a member, please work with your state or local affiliate to make your request or it will be automatically denied.

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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.