MEd Educational Foundations

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In this program, students take core courses in the areas of philosophy of education, history of education, social and cultural contexts of education, and comparative/international education. Students also take electives such as education law, educational policy, politics of education, feminist studies and education, peace education, and environmental education.

Delivery Options

Courses are offered primarily in the fall and spring semesters. To accommodate those with full-time jobs, most courses are offered in the evenings, usually from 4:30 to 7 PM. Some courses are offered online.

Coursework

Plan A: 30 Credits

Department Core: 12 credits

  • EDEF 651—History of Education in America
  • EDEF 660—Philosophy of Education
  • EDEF 669—Introduction to Comparative/International Education
  • EDEF 683—Social and Cultural Contexts of Education

Additional Coursework: 18 credits

  • One Research Methods Course; EDEF 678 or other approved research course (3 credits)
  • One Seminar (3 credits)
  • Two electives in area of emphasis (6 credits)
  • Thesis: EDEF 700 (6 credits - 5 credits of directed reading, convertible to 700 thesis, if desired)

Committee

Chair (full graduate faculty), member (graduate faculty), and outside member (full graduate faculty).

Culminating Experience

Oral defense of Thesis.

Plan B: 30 Credits

Department Core = 12 credits

  • EDEF 651—History of Education in America
  • EDEF 660—Philosophy of Education
  • EDEF 669—Introduction to Comparative/International Education
  • EDEF 683—Social and Cultural Contexts of Education

One Research Methods Course

EDEF 678 or other approved research course.

Additional Coursework

  • One Seminar (3 credits)
  • Two electives in area of emphasis (6 credits)
  • Plan B Paper: EDEF 649 (6 credits)

Committee

Chair (graduate faculty), second reader

Culminating Experience

Public presentation of Plan B paper

 

Quick Facts

Credits:
30
Teacher Licensure:
No
Online Classes:
Yes
Evening Classes:
Yes
Admissions:
Fall/Spring
Typical Length (Months):
36

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