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Degree Requirements > Anthropology and Education: EdM

Anthropology and Education: EdM

The Master of Education degree program is flexible, allowing students to address various professional concerns, satisfy diverse academic needs, and enhance professional skills.

Minimally, candidates for the Ed.M. degree in Anthropology and Education take 21 points in courses related to the main fields of the discipline, including at least 15 points in sociocultural anthropology. A minimum of three courses (6-9 points) must be taken in fields foundational to anthropology (economics, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology). An additional 30-33 points must also be taken to complete the course of study. To satisfy breadth requirements, masters students must complete three Teachers College courses (for this purpose a course is defined as one in which at least 2 points are earned) outside the major program.

These courses should be chosen so as to enhance the professional preparation of the student in his or her expected field of practice. Up to 30 of the required 60 points may be transferred from previous coursework to the extent that they fulfill some of the requirements listed above. Students are also required to conduct an integrative project in addition to the 60 points of coursework.