The department focuses on the study and promotion of social and ecological justice education. Special interests areas include Indigenous and anti-racist education, adult and lifelong learning, environmental and ecological education, comparative and international education, gender and sexual orientation issues, as well as critical and creative approaches to various educational practices including process philosophy, critical pedagogies, place-based learning, land-based learning, learning through life history, anti-oppressive education and global education.

The  Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education is offered by the College of Education through a cross-departmental Ph.D. program.

For more information on this field of study, see the Department of Educational Foundations website.