Foundations of Education is a program area in the COE that examines the historical and theoretical contexts of education; the social and ethical implications of educational policy and practice; and the impact of local, national and global issues upon teaching and learning. Grounded in the belief that schools function as social and political entities, the thematic series of Foundations of Education courses offers students an interdisciplinary approach to examining the complex relationship between education in the broad sense, schooling as an institution, and society. Emphasis is placed on bridging theory, research and practice.
Each candidate for the M.Ed. degree must complete six semester hours in Foundations of Education in the following areas: research and evaluation (EDF 660); and social foundations of education (EDF 671 or 672). Note: Foundations requirements were revised in 2005. These courses fulfill both the new requirements and the former requirements. See your College of Education advisor if you are following a planned program previous to 2005.