Programs in Educational Foundations are praised for providing perspectives and answers to the “why” questions about the way things work in the educational arena – from the broader international and national systems level to classroom. On a personal level, our graduates come to understand their own values and come to appreciate the reasons why they have chosen education as a professional field. Professionally, our program enables them to feel a sense of belonging to the broader education community and how to make decisions that they believe are best for furthering the advancement of knowledge, their local community, and society. Importantly, our graduates see the forest beyond the trees in their professional decisions and are able to link local to global issues.