Social & Psychological Foundations of Education Department

Mission: Faculty in the Social and Psychological Foundations of Education Department are committed to equity and social justice. We strive toward these goals by critically examining forces and structures of power, and the role of education in bringing about progress. Our programs prepare students to think critically and embody aspirations of democratic participation. We encourage our students to sustain an active role in advocacy in educational settings and the broader society.

Courses: This department teaches the foundational education courses that all education majors take.


SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education


SPF 501 Social Foundations of Education
SPF 520 Teacher-Learner, Research, and Inquiry
Intercultural Experiences Committee