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Social and Cultural Studies in Education

Putting Your Social & Cultural Studies in Education Degree To Work

Students who graduate with a master's degree in Social and Cultural Studies in Education (also known as Foundations of Education) from the University of Kansas will prepare for a wide variety of career options in education, research, consulting and further graduate study.  Recent graduates have served as:

  • Educators in urban schools;
  • Educational agency professionals
  • Doctoral program students and candidates
  • College or university professors
  • Professional development advocates at national conferences
  • Leaders and administrators in other countries

The right program for many purposes, and not just for future scholars and researchers.  

If research is not the right path for you, we hope you understand that this master’s degree can still benefit your career as an educator.  Graduate students who aspire to become a better leader within their building benefit from the theory, research, and applicable knowledge gained with this master’s degree:

  • Teacher Leader
  • Instructional Coach
  • Adult Education Professional
  • Secondary Department Chair
  • Museum Educator
  • More thoughtful, culturally prepared teacher

Begin the application process today and take that next step in your career as an educator.


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Learn more about the Practicing Educator Sponsorship Program offered to PK-12 public (or private) school district educators interested in a graduate program in education at KU.

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Professor Lisa Wolf-Wendel is president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education
Alumni of the department head higher education institutions, school districts, and schools across the nation
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