Foundations of Education Program
Relevant, Research-Based Program
Students in the Foundations of Education Doctoral Program build individualized, interdisciplinary programs of study to help them address pressing issues in education at all levels, both locally and globally. Foundations of Education students acquire skills and tools from the humanities and social sciences—the philosophy, history, politics, and sociology of education—that enable critique and creative responses to educational challenges.
OUR PROGRAM FOCUS
We have special program focus on critical theory, rural education, literacy, social justice, equity, and inclusion.
We emphasize applying research and theories to practice and policy. The program’s relatively small size allows for close interaction and collaboration between doctoral students and Virginia Tech's world class faculty.
Reimagining the future begins with practices that put educational excellence, innovation, and equity at the fore. At the Virginia Tech School of Education, you will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to transform teaching and learning, conduct groundbreaking research, and engage with learning communities around the globe.
As a global catalyst for individual transformation, we’re pushing the boundaries of knowledge and practice to reimagine a more equitable and just world.
Program Deadlines & Dates
August 1 **
January 1 **
April 1 **
* The Deadline for early decision with full funding consideration for the Fall semester is January 15
** Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
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