The master’s degree in Cultural Foundations of Education (CFE) prepares its students to question, analyze, and deepen insights into the foundations of education’s relationship with culture and society.
Students in this program examine and gain expertise in a range of areas of scholarship that inform the study of education, such as race and ethnic studies, disability studies, international education, media and popular culture, histories and philosophies of schooling, intergroup dialogue, globalization and transnationality, gender studies, migration, technology and access. Drawing from the humanities and social sciences, we train our students in interdisciplinary analysis, critical theory, and diverse methodological frameworks. Each program is designed individually in collaboration with their advisor, based on personal and research interests, to foster critical inquiry into the cultural and social forces that shape issues of education and beyond.
The School of Education and the Syracuse University College of Law also offer a joint three-year J.D./M.S./C.A.S. program, which adds an additional emphasis on Disability law and policy. Students apply through and complete their first year in the College of Law before applying to the CFE program.
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Graduates work in a wide range of educational, research, and advocacy roles including: