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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (ISC) - Social Foundations of Education

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (ISC) - Social Foundations of Education

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in Curriculum & Instruction is a degree designed to meet the needs of practicing and aspiring professionals, who already hold a master’s degree in an appropriate field, to serve various functions in established and emerging educational activities. Students collaborate with faculty through coursework and research by enlisting disciplinary tools for understanding and improving enduring problems in education. As an academic discipline, Schools, Society, and Culture encourages us to consider the societal contexts in which schools are situated. It enlists historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological and comparative perspectives for understanding the inter-relationships between schools and society. • History of education highlights patterns of educational development and concurrent social issues over time. • Philosophy of education challenges us to envision ideal educational environments, goals, and systems and to think critically about what it means to be “educated,” to “learn,” and to “teach.” • Sociology and Anthropology of education remind us that schools are products of society, and that American schools, as products of a democratic society, represent the degree to which our social, political, economic and cultural traditions are successful or just. • Comparative education recognizes that educational systems and practices vary in different societies and regions because of distinct cultural, political, historical, economic, and religious conditions. These branches of Social Foundations of Education overlap in multiple ways. Taken together, they remind us that cultural contexts and societal priorities shape schools and vice versa. Our graduate programs specializing in Social Foundations of Education offer our students a thorough grounding in these areas to equip them for rapidly changing conditions in their educational careers–as teachers, scholars, school leaders & policymakers, and citizens.