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EDUC 504: Foundations of Education

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credits: 3


Examines the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education as they relate to U.S. schools. Explores the relationship between society and education, teaching as a profession, as well as professionalism and ethical standards. Note: This course is not designed to be transferable or eligible to count towards a degree program. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Current Sections

Upcoming Sections

  • Fall 2024, Section: 6A1*, CRN 83234, Format: Online, Instructor: Thomas Opfer
  • Fall 2024, Section: DL1*, CRN 73822, Format: Online, Instructor: Thomas Opfer
  • Fall 2024, Section: DP1*, CRN 81949, Format: Online, Instructor: Thomas Opfer

*These sections are available to non-degree seeking students as well. To take courses without applying to a degree program, you'll need to submit an application as a non-degree seeking student. If you're interested in applying a course to a degree in the future, set up a call with an admissions counselor. All courses available in Summer 2020 will be offered online.

Prior Sections (partial list)