Engage the future, redefine what’s possible...

Immersion Experience Information: Thursday August 19th at 2 pm!

Our immersion experience will include opportunities to connect with your Teachers for Social Justice faculty. fellow community members and more! This event will be held virtually Thursday, August 19th from 2 pm to 4:30 pm. 


Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 851 9555 7714

Passcode: 6n4fJZ


Teachers for Social Justice (T4SJ) is an educational community created for freshmen majoring in Liberal Studies Elementary Education, Art Education, or Kinesiology Education. You’ll automatically be part of this year-long program to interact with the world of teaching and social justice. As a participant in T4SJ you’ll gain a network that supports you academically, enlightens you professionally, and connects you to resources that will help you smoothly transition into the world of teaching.

Who is the program for?

T4SJ is an educational community that was created for students in the following majors:

  • Liberal Studies Elementary Education (LSEE)
  • Arts Education (ARSS)
  • Kinesiology Education (KISS)

This is a free opportunity for HSU freshmen in these majors.

Our group of dedicated faculty, peer mentors, and staff believe that the key to great teaching is learning from great educators and having opportunities to collaborate with learners who are passionate about the same goal: making the schooling experience equitable and empowering for all students. With T4SJ we hope to support and empower you in building skills that support your future learning, growth, and success beyond your first year and well into your future career as a teacher.

What Teachers for Social Justice offers:

  1. Instant connections. Be part of a diverse and multi-faceted cohort of first-year students who are exploring how their values, academic preparation, and future career as teachers connect.
  2. All Around Support. This includes other students who are learning the same concepts, a team of professors who are actively working to transform education, dedicated writing tutors, peer mentors, and bilingual staff.
  3. Community Immersion. Participate in an immersive educational experience. You will meet your T4SJ community, learn more about your cohort classes, and explore the local area.
  4. Guaranteed Classes. Along with others in T4SJ, you’re automatically enrolled in three specially designed courses each semester that fulfill general education requirements. Some topics you’ll explore in your classes:
    • Leading by example
    • Teaching
    • Identity
    • Power and Privilege
    • Education
    • Social Justice
    • Equitable classrooms
  5. Cohort Classes. Take classes that help you prepare for teaching, empower you to advocate for education, and imagine just and caring learning environments. 
  6. Social Justice Engagement. Explore how your future career as a teacher can engage the future, redefine what is possible in the classroom.
  7. Peer Writing Tutors. Get connected with specially trained tutors, who are part of your T4SJ network, to help you be successful in your writing and reading assignments.

Fall Block Schedule

CourseTimeGE Requirement
LSEE 101 (3 Units)F 930 am to 1120 amArea E- Lecture
LSEE 101 ( 1 Unit)W 230 pm to 520 pmArea E- Activity
ES 107 (3 Units)M Synchronous 11 am to 1220 pm Lower Division Area F- DCG
HIS 110 (3 Units)MW 1 pm-220 pm (Rotating F2F) Lower Division Area D, American Institutions (US History)
English 102/4 (3 Units) Based on Self-placementArea A 1