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Social and Cultural Foundations in Education (MA/MEd)

 

Social and Cultural Foundations in Education (MA/MEd)

Shape society through education and social justice

Deepen and broaden your understand of larger social, political and cultural forces by earning a master’s degree in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education. You’ll participate in a flexible and challenging interdisciplinary program designed to help you become an educational leader focused on diversity and social justice issues in schools and in the broader society. Don’t just listen to the conversation on equality—take part and lead it.

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Deepen your knowledge of social and political issues in Chicago

View education through the lens of social justice and pursue your passion through work in community-based organizations, museums and cultural centers in Chicago, Chicago Public School classrooms and other institutions of higher education.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Early deadline, January 30 | Regular deadline, August 1
  • Winter: November 15
  • Spring: March 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, résumé, writing sample and personal statement.

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Required Courses

You’ll take seven required courses and five electives and complete a thesis for your MA or a capstone for your MEd.

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5 electives

You'll take a broad array of electives to customize the program to meet your professional goals.

$51k

The median salary of employed 2017 graduates of this program was $51,000.

Study with social justice leaders

Learn with Vincent de Paul Associate Professor Stephen Haymes about the relationship of education and ecology to the global politics of difference. Internationally, Professor Haymes works with displaced rural communities; he is an expert in critical educational theory and philosophy of education and will help you broadly explore education as a social practice and the ethical dimensions of global justice, peace and social change.

“This program is unique and incredibly valuable because it allows future educators of all backgrounds to gain a broader social understanding of education and how it intersects with other institutions in society. I use content from the program in my current role as a data scientist. I conduct internal trainings and give presentations about my work, and I think about not just how to give information, but how to engage with the perspectives and lived experiences of my audiences. Being an effective communicator in business is incredibly valued and recognized.”

Stephanie (MA ’13)
Data Scientist, Uptake

Stephanie, Social and Cultural Foundations MA alumna  

Alumni Network

Graduates work in varied settings, including diversity directors for schools and universities, educational outreach and curriculum development coordinators in museums and other cultural centers, and in student support services. Your degree opens doors in the Chicago area and beyond by having access to a strong alumni community of 180,000 Blue Demons.

Scholarships

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s College of Education at (773) 325-4405 or edgradadmissions@depaul.edu.

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