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About

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.

The department 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.