What does critical pedagogy mean? What does it mean to be a transformative educator? What does emancipatory, critical, culturally sustaining education praxis, actually look like? These are the central questions that guide this course. In this course, students will have the opportunity to explore the intersection of curriculum design, critical pedagogy, and learning theory ' through conversations with scholars, teaching sample lessons, reflective writing, practice-based pedagogical activities, and examinations of current-events related to critical pedagogy.