The Department of Educational Foundations is committed to advancing the study of socio-ecological justice education. It realizes this mission through:
- offering a Master of Education program, special case PhD programs and courses in the College of Education Bachelor of Education program
- scholarly research and publication
- professional practice
- community and university service
In its work, the Department is dedicated to addressing a diverse range of thematic areas, including:
- the interdisciplinary and international study of Indigenous education
- anti-racist and anti-oppressive education
- ecological and environmental education
- teacher education
- sexual orientation and gender study
Other thematic areas involve the study of philosophy, anthropology, Indigenous studies, adult education, women’s studies, history and the sociology of education and international education.
The Master's of Education is offered through both a course-based (10 courses) and thesis-based (6 courses and a thesis) program of study.
For more information on our Masters Program Requirements and Application please visit Graduate Studies.
The Department of Educational Foundation's M.Ed. graduates teach in teacher education programs; are employed in institutions of higher learning; coordinate academic programs; work with Indigenous organizations and First Nations governments; assume professional responsibilities in school systems as teachers, principals, vice-principals, superintendents, and directors; engage in school-community development; provide leadership in inter-professional and lifelong learning, and work for professional teacher organizations. This is just a sample of the many interesting career options that are available to graduates of the Integrated MEd program.
Mission and Vision
The Department of Educational Foundations is committed to the advancement of social and ecological justice education, and Indigenous education. These are accomplished through the study of foundational disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas such as philosophy, anthropology, history, and sociology of education. The department contributes to research, policy, and practice in the national and international study of Indigenous education, adult and lifelong learning, anti-racist and anti-oppressive education, acknowledgement and validation of treaties and land claims, land based and sustainability learning, ecological and environmental education, process teaching and learning, and gender and sexual diversity studies.
The Department of Educational Foundations will be a catalyst for learning that shapes a society based on social and ecological justice education, through reconciliation, research, teaching, learning, community engagement, and collaboration.
Graduate Student Work
Graduate and Department Support
tel. +1 (306) 966-7514
Department of Educational Foundations
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive, Room 3104
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1, Canada