Claremont Graduate University’s Allies of Dreamers Certificate program trains you to understand the needs and challenges of undocumented youth and their families to provide support to this underserved population.
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.
Learn more about why teachers are training themselves to be Dreamer allies (PBS NewsHour).
- Our 8-unit program is ideal for K-12 educators, student affairs professionals in higher education, and community leaders who have previous experience working with immigrant communities to support undocumented students and who understand the value of well‐informed mentors and advocates.
- Allies of Dreamers coursework may be applied to several graduate-level degrees at CGU, including the MA in Education, PhD in Educational Leadership, and Teaching Credential/Induction program.
- You’ll benefit from collaborative coursework with CGU faculty and the Dreamers Coalition, a network of informed, active leaders.