The Master of Arts in Social Foundations and Community Education is for students with a broad range of experience and goals both within and outside of professional education, eager to explore issues pertaining to quality of life: social and ecological justice, globalization, and the ethics of teaching in schools and society.

What You Will Learn

The goal of the program is to strengthen and inform a commitment to education for participatory democracy in a pluralistic society. You will assess the complex forces—economic, historical, social and political—that shape the structure and control of education both nationally and internationally. You will also engage in a theoretical analysis of cultural diversity as it impacts the practices and processes of education and life in a democratic society.


As a student pursuing the M.A. degree in Social Foundations and Community Education you may choose one of three concentrations: Cultural Studies, Education and Urban Contexts, Eco Justice and Education, and Teaching for Diversity and Democracy. All concentrations will equip you with skills in qualitative or quantitative research so that you can analyze the social implications of educational policy, and can better understand the cultural, historical, political and ethical dimensions of education in a pluralistic society.

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