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Educational Foundations and Inquiry

If you want to study the intersections of education and politics, explore the factors that shape our ability to understand and use new information, or discuss the anthropological and social contexts of education, then we have a community of like-minded scholars for you.

The Foundations of Education degree is designed for people who want to become educational researchers who apply qualitative methodologies to their studies, or leaders with goals of greater social equity and justice.


Your Course Work

In your Educational Foundations courses, you will work closely with your adviser and doctoral committee to construct a program of study that supports your chosen research path. In addition to your courses in educational foundations, you will design your own individual program of study in social sciences and humanities education. Depending on your areas of focus, you might present at regional, national, and international conferences.


Your Career

The degrees in this area of focus can lead to highly specialized, rewarding work.

Members of the Foundations of Education faculty have served as Fulbright scholars and consultants for international non-governmental organizations, and even Ministries of Education. Many other paths are available; these primarily combine teaching and research with involvement with schools and communities at all levels- local, national and worldwide.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.