The first program of its kind nationally, Allies of Dreamers is a graduate‐level certificate program that provides the historical context, theoretical framework, and specific knowledge needed by K-12 teachers and administrators, student affairs professionals in higher education, and community leaders to offer mentorship and advocacy for Dreamers and other undocumented students. Supported by faculty and students from CGU, University of California Irvine, Pomona College, and California State University, Los Angeles, the Allies of Dreamers program seeks to fill the growing demand for trained individuals who are committed to ensuring undocumented students are protected, fully integrated into K‐12 schools, and have the necessary support and preparation to access college and successfully transition to graduate school and the workforce.
Among other skills, program participants will learn best practices to integrate undocumented students in the classroom, college campuses, and society, will develop skills to be an informed advocate and help students navigate the educational system, and will gain comprehensive understanding of law and policy affecting Dreamers in K-12 and higher education.
The Allies of Dreamers Certificate requires the completion of five courses comprising 8 units of study:
EDUC 419-Undocumented Experiences: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives (2 units)
EDUC 420-Higher Education Access & Professional Experiences for Undocumented Youth (2 units)
EDUC 421-Working With & For Undocumented Students (2 units)
EDUC 422-Integrating the Undocumented Immigrant Experience in the Classroom (1 unit)
EDUC 423-Leadership, Activism & Resilience (1 unit)