M.Ed. On Campus Blended

Educational Theory and Social Foundation

The University of Toledo

12 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
7378 USD/year
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The mission of the graduate Educational Theory and Social Foundation program at The University of Toledo is to educate knowledgeable, skilled leaders who create effective change and build a more just, peaceful world. 


The University of Toledo has the only doctoral program in foundations of education in the region. Our graduate students think deeply about how social, cultural and ideological forces shape education. Our program is distinctive in its emphasis on community and culture, social justice and peace education. 

If you have an interest in education, in all its forms across society, the Educational Theory and Social Foundation program at The University of Toledo is the program for you. UToledo mentors and nurtures local educators and other professionals striving to improve the world. We actively recruit graduate students from underrepresented populations in the Toledo area.  

Educational Theory and Social Foundation graduate degree highlights

Flexibility. Our program caters to working professionals. Courses are offered in a variety of formats: on-campus (evening classes), asynchronous online (courses can be accessed any time) and blended (online and on-campus). 

Add a certificate. Graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in social foundations of education can enhance their career opportunities by completing certificates in culture and change in institutions or foundations of peace education. 

Community involvement. Our students have opportunities to learn and participate in these popular, community-based programs: 

  • Community Conversations for School Success — This education series attracts citizens, students and educators to discuss how to help all students succeed. 
  • Padua Alliance Participatory Action Research —  UToledo graduate students and community members team up to investigate how the history and culture of the community inform current social justice issues. Students present their research at regional and national events. 
  • Teach Toledo — The Judith Herb College of Education collaborates with Toledo Public Schools in this initiative to recruit and prepare Toledo citizens to become Toledo teachers.  

One-of-a-kind peace education collection. No one has made more of an impact on peace education than internationally renowned peace scholar and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Betty Reardon. UToledo is proud to house the Reardon Collection in our Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections in UToledo’s Carlson Library. Students have access to her extensive body of scholarship.  

We also are home to the Betty Reardon Peace Education Resource Center in Gillham Hall Room 5260. This center is home to a variety of materials for faculty, student and public use. 

Work on a peace education journal. UToledo faculty member Dr. Dale Snauwaert founded In Factis Pax, a peer-reviewed, online journal of peace education and social justice. Students participate as article submission reviewers. 

Programme Structure


  • Sociological Foundations of Education 
  • History of Schooling and Teaching in the U.S. 
  • Modern Educational Controversies 
  • Peace Pedagogy 
  • Philosophy of Education 
  • Anthropology in Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • The GMAT is only required for applicants with a GPA below 2.7 or applicants seeking Graduate Assistantship opportunities. Applicants with a GPA below 2.7 can be considered for a waiver at the discretion of the Associate Dean.
  • The College of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts from all universities/colleges you are currently attending or have attended. Official transcripts are those sent directly from the institution to the College of Graduate Studies. Transcripts not received directly from the institution will be considered unofficial. For application review purposes only, copies of  official transcripts can be considered. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12948 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12948 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12948 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12948 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7378 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7378 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toledo

893 - 1473 USD /month
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