The Foundations of Education - Self-Designed 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.