The doctoral degree in Cultural Foundations of Education is a community of scholars who design critical and innovative projects centered on important questions concerning educational justice.
The interdisciplinary nature of this program allows students to develop doctoral research tailored to their specific interests, built on the foundational perspectives and knowledge offered through CFE’s curriculum. Drawing from the humanities and social sciences, we train our students in interdisciplinary analysis, critical theory, and diverse methodological frameworks. The program’s personalized and flexible approach to doctoral students’ work is guided by the expertise and training provided by CFE’s core and affiliated faculty, and is designed to foster critical inquiry into the cultural and social forces that shape issues of education and beyond.
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CFE Ph.D. students will have opportunities to:
Expertise in teaching and instruction is developed through both Teaching Assistantships within the department, and participation in the Future Professoriate Program. This includes orientations, year-round services for teaching assistants, and opportunities to co-teach with fellow doctoral students and department faculty, guest lecture, and independent instruction.
Faculty, students, and graduates are committed to:
Graduates of the Cultural Foundations of Education Ph.D. program work in a broad range of academic and policy contexts, including teaching and administration at some of the top universities in the country, research and policy work, and working with foundations, NGOs, or K-12 schools and districts.