Masters and Specialist iconSocial Foundations of Education (M.S.)

The M.S. degree in social foundations of education is designed for those who want to develop critical perspectives on education, both inside and outside of school, and evaluate the complex interrelationships between school and society, education and culture. This broad field of educational study incorporates a number of disciplines into its structure, including history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, political science and cultural studies.

Course description and classes

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Advisory Committee

A master’s advising committee of three faculty members guides each student’s study for the M.S. degree in Social Foundations of Education in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. One member of the Social Foundations faculty should be selected as the chair of the committee. The students and the chair will select two other members for the committee, at least one of who must be a member of the Social Foundations faculty. The committee is responsible for planning the program of study and for directing master’s thesis research or master’s projects. During the last academic term of coursework, each student will be required to complete an oral examination. The candidate’s committee will administer the examination, which is not to exceed two hours.


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Program Contacts

Program Coordinator Program Faculty
Patricia Carter


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