The Master’s program in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice (EFPP) engages students in a critical examination of the relations among education, society, culture, and government, with special emphasis on problems of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and multiculturalism. The program stresses analysis of educational theory, policy, and practice by drawing on philosophy and the social sciences. Its foundation is critical scholarship, which examines educational institutions within broad social, political, cultural, legal, and economic contexts in the United States. Program faculty offer courses in social, cultural, historical, and philosophical foundations; policy analysis; evaluation; curriculum theory; and international and comparative education. Additional related courses are available in other programs of the School of Education and in other departments of the university. The program is designed to train teachers, evaluators, and policy analysts for careers in academic institutions and agencies at the state and federal levels.

Program Faculty:

Margaret Eisenhart

Distinguished Professor, Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice and Research & Evaluation Methodology

Daniel Liston

Professor, Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice and ROTATE

Michele S. Moses

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies