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School of Education

Foundations of Education

Foundations of Education, M.A. *
This program is designed to provide an understanding of philosophical, historical and social foundations of education and draws from diverse disciplines, including philosophy, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science and economics. This program attracts thoughtful individuals with diverse professional goals and interests who want a deeper understanding of education in modern society. Engaging students in an interpretive study of educational beliefs, practices, and arrangements, it includes courses in educational history and philosophy; multicultural and cross-cultural education; sociology of education; childhood, adolescence, and the family; and aesthetic education. The program satisfies New York state requirements for professional certification in the following areas: early childhood, childhood, and adolescence including English, social studies, foreign language, science, mathematics, music and fine arts.

* As of Fall 2015, we will no longer be accepting new students into this M.A. program.