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Social and Cultural Analysis of Education

The Master of Arts Degree in Education, Option in Social and Cultural Analysis of Education (SCAE), focuses on the social and cultural analysis of education in urban and international contexts. Emphasizing critical approaches to education, including critical theory and critical pedagogy, the degree's interdisciplinary nature provides the intellectual rigor necessary for analyzing the relationship between education and society and effecting social and educational justice. SCAE courses examine education in its historical, social, and political contexts, and may be applied to all levels of education—locally, nationally, and internationally. In the SCAE program, education is conceived broadly to encompass K-12 and higher education, community-based education, adult education and other spaces in which people engage in teaching and learning.

After completing the program, graduates have a variety of career choices, not only in the educational realm but also in the private sector and nonprofit organizations. The program also serves as an ideal foundation for further academic study at the doctoral level.

Interested in Learning More About SCAE?

  • Attend an SCAE information session:

       November 13th, 2014, at 7pm & November 17th, 2014 at 5pm (room ED1-1)

  • Subscribe to our mailing list for prospective students.
  • Check out the videos on the Virtual Info Session page in the navigation menu to learn about the program from our students and alumni.
  • On our website, you'll also find FAQs, a program handbook, course planners, and more!