The Educational Foundations Department of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s College of Education and Human Services is developing a proposal for a master of science degree in education (MSE) in educational foundations and cultural studies.
The degree is designed to provide educational professionals with the necessary intellectual foundations for working with increasingly diverse schools and communities. Course work in the program will address the cultural, historical, political, sociological, and psychological issues that impact schools and communities in a rapidly changing global environment.
Course work includes areas of the foundations of education and an area of personal interest — for example, ESL/bilingual education, global studies, American education or issues of culturally responsive teaching within a particular content area such as English, science or math.
Currently, the UW System does not offer a master’s degree that directly addresses the issues proposed for the MSE in educational foundations and cultural studies.
A four-person team has been appointed by Interim Provost Alan Hartman to begin working on the Authorization to Implement. Questions may be directed to Assistant Vice Chancellor for Curricular Affairs Carleen Vande Zande, Assistant Professor Joshua Garrison or Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Services Marguerite Parks.