About the Degree
The degree requires 30 credit-hours at graduate levels (courses
numbers 100 or above), with at least 18 credit-hours in the
Department of Education.
Within those constraints, students have the flexibility to design
programs of study specifically around their backgrounds and
interests. We match students with faculty advisors, who work with
them to create their plans, selecting courses from Education and
across the University, and, as appropriate, planning internships,
independent studies, or projects. A significant project could
develop into a master's thesis.
Just to have some examples, here are a few ideas for programs:
Critical Educational Studies:
Study race, class, race, gender and other categories of identity,
culture, and institutional and structural power as they relate to
education. This was the main focus of the program for
more than a
decade, and it is still a central area of work in the department.
Prepare to advocate for students' emotional health and development.
Possibilities include designing a program connected with
Environmental studies education:
Study learning in environmental science and policy, drawing on
courses in the
Tufts Environmental Studies Program. Possibilities
- research on learning about environmental science
- developing curriculum for community outreach
- connecting to studies of sustainability in
Urban and Environmental Policy.
The point is that there are many possibilities. Design a program to
study learning in Science Technology and Society, in maker spaces,
or… something we're not thinking to list!