Master's Degree Learning Objectives
KU’s Social & Cultural Studies in Education (formerly known as Foundations of Education) degree program has been preparing educators, scholars and leaders for many decades. This program is vital for today’s education system, and philosophically supports the mission of the KU School of Education by helping society define and respond to its educational responsibilities and challenges. The program is designed for full-time and part-time graduate students.
As a graduate student enrolled in this program, you can expect to:
- Increase your knowledge and ability to assess problems in contemporary education, particularly concerning questions of inequity, multiculturalism and social justice.
- Apply learnings from a diverse array of courses and departmental perspectives including: sociology, philosophy, history, political science, and more.
- Examine problems in curriculum and learning, especially around questions of language and culture.
- Enlarge your understanding of schooling & develop an appreciation of the political, economic and social forces that influence the decisions of educational leaders.
- Share in-depth analyses and discussions of theory for application to real-world experiences in classes and other settings.
- Complete a thesis or project, or a comprehensive exam during your final semester demonstrating your competencies in social and cultural dimensions of education.