The HGSE Ed.M. is built on three pillars: Foundations, Programs, and Concentrations. By electing to participate in our four Foundations courses — How People Learn; Evidence; Equity and Opportunity; and Leading Change — you will gain core skills central to the profession of education. Through innovative instructional approaches and tools, these optional foundation courses will foster discussions around complex education issues and enable you to apply your learning to real-world scenarios.
You will continue to build on these foundational experiences as you progress toward your master’s degree by developing personal and professional knowledge in topics related to diversity, inclusion, and belonging. You also will gain knowledge of critical concepts in education, insights from developmental self-work, and interpersonal skills that will help you communicate, collaborate, and engage in dialogue with fellow cohort members who bring different backgrounds and perspectives to HGSE.