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Educational Foundations


The Department of Educational Foundations offers courses designed to prepare public and private school educators, administrators, community educators and policymakers to meet the educational demands of diverse social, political, linguistic and cultural contexts. Along with the charge to serve professional and pre-professional educators, the department seeks to develop in students from all disciplines a sophisticated understanding of the relationship between education and culture, as well as tools of inquiry and democratic interaction applicable throughout their educational experiences and in other contexts.

The faculty considers mastery of critical, creative and independent thinking, and a deep understanding of the role of educational institutions in society crucial to the success of a democratic society.

Important Information for Students

If you have any questions, concerns, or student advising inquiries, we encourage you to reach out to Academic Advisor Rosy Bido. Rosy can be contacted via email at

Hours of Operation

Between September and May, all academic departments in the College for Education and Engaged Learning will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

During the summer months, from June through August, the University is closed on Fridays.  College departments and offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Contact Educational Foundations
University Hall, Room 2128B