The Master of Arts degree in Educational Foundations is an interdisciplinary academic program which draws on conceptual frameworks and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral science. This degree program 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. Coursework is offered in history of education, philosophy of education, educational sociology, policy and politics of education, queer studies in education, anthropology of education, 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 60 semester units attempted,
- two letters of recommendation are required (one should be from a former professor or instructor who can speak to the candidate’s readiness for graduate level study),
- along with a personal statement, and
- an interview.