The Foundations of Education program is intended for individuals who want to pursue particular questions, ideas, or aims through graduate study in the field of education. The program blends core coursework with a series of topical seminars (EDU-6630, EDU-6970, EDU-7960) enabling students to create an individually designed theme to guide their study. A key emphasis in the program is the development of a critical perspective on the social, political and structural arrangements of formal education and study of the ongoing quest to achieve both equity and excellence for all individuals in a civil democracy. Students meet with their faculty adviser frequently to devise and revise their Plan of Study. An exit interview is required.