Master of Arts in Education:
Foundations of Education

About the Program

The Foundations of Education program is intended for individuals who want to pursue particular questions, ideas or aims through graduate study in the field of education.

The program blends core coursework with a series of topical seminars, enabling students to create an individually designed theme to guide their study. A key emphasis in the program is the development of a critical perspective on the social, political and structural arrangements of formal education and study of the ongoing quest to achieve both equity and excellence for all individuals in a civil democracy.

Students meet with their faculty adviser frequently to develop and revise their Plan of Study.  All students complete a capstone project; a thesis option is available. An exit interview is required.

Contact: Dr. David McGough

More Information

Visit the Graduate Catalog for program requirements and course information.

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ADMISSION & Requirements

  • Application for Graduate Admission
    and $40 application fee
    • Cover letter expressing reasons for graduate study
    • Statement of philosophy on working with children or youth
    • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (or most recent graduate experience)
    • Copies of transcripts for all institutions
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Campus interview

    Applications due by June 1. All programs begin in the fall.

    Send Completed Applications to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions

    c/o Cathy Higley

    Johnson State College
    337 College Hill
    Johnson, VT 05656

    Phone: 1-802-635-1244

    Fax: 802-635-1230

    Email: Graduate Admissions