Master of Education:
Educational Foundations Option

Curriculum & Requirements

Educational Foundations Option, Master of Education in Education (M.ED)

Educational Foundations—certification optional: designed for graduate candidates, individuals with or without certification, who want a broad understanding of the history, philosophy and organization of education and to focus on an individual area of educational interest.

Admission Requirements for the MEd Program

  1. Have earned a baccalaureate degree (either a BA or BS) from an accredited institution of higher education.
  2. Have earned a grade point average of ≥3.0 on a 4-point scale during the final 90 quarter credits (or 60 semester credits) of the baccalaureate degree.
Common Core Requirements
Psychological Foundations
EDUC 522TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING4
or PSYC 515 ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education–choose two
EDUC 502HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION4
or EDUC 507 PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL
EDUC 505CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION4
or EDUC 506 EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
Research and Applied Experience
EDUC 520METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH4
EDUC 695INTERNSHIP4
Educational Foundations/Interdisciplinary Area Specialization Courses8
HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION
CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION IN OTHER SOCIETIES
EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL
MEDIA LITERACY FOR TEACHERS
SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION
THEORY AND PRACTICE IN CURRICULUM STUDIES
SCHOOL LAW
Support Courses-choose with advisor from related disciplines15-18
Portfolio and Comprehensive Exam5
THESIS
RESEARCH REPORT
Total Credits48-51

Catalog Listing

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn an M.ED. in Educational Foundations from EWU should be able to do the following:

  • describe key developments in the history of global education;
  • describe ways that professionals can demonstrate leadership in teaching and learning;
  • explain the impact of select philosophical theories on teaching and learning;
  • explain how select sociological theories can be applied to teaching and learning;
  • identify key principles of teaching and learning.