The Master of Arts degree in Education, Option in Educational Foundations, offers concentrations in social and psychological foundations. This interdisciplinary academic program, which draws on conceptual frameworks and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences, is designed to prepare teachers and other educational professionals (e.g. psychologists, counselors, and administrators working in schools, government, business, or civic agencies) to understand and respond to the social contexts that give meaning to education both in and out of schools. It offers coursework in the educational foundations area and its related disciplines e.g., history of education, philosophy of education, educational sociology, educational psychology and human development. This coursework provides students with opportunities to acquire interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives on education through rigorous study and research experience.
Admission to the Program
In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted.