The department provides a master's degree in Social
and Cultural Foundations in Education (SCFE) that is designed to attract
teachers, administrators and other individuals with bachelor's degrees
who have broad interests in educational issues but may not be
professional educators. The master's program offers two strands of
learning: the fundamental elements of social and cultural studies
and the role of emerging technologies, including distance learning, in
educational initiatives. Students seeking the master's degree in Social
and Cultural Foundations in Education also have the option to pursue an
Illinois initial or subsequent teaching license.
also provides disciplinary and research coursework for students in many
programs of the College of Education, preparing them for positions in
government, service organizations, private foundations and institutes,
adult education and training, cultural organizations, and doctoral work
in educational policy studies.