This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Thomas Farmer, Ph.D.
Professor and chair

The Department of Foundations of Education is committed to preparing educators and scholars for critical, reflective and responsible work in education, enhancing the knowledge base in the varied disciplines through research and scholarship, and engaging in service to the broader community. 

To fulfill this mission, the department offers multidisciplinary perspectives that are the pillars for School of Education programs, based on the contention that the preparation of effective educational practitioners and scholars requires deep understanding of the broader perspectives that are represented by research and theory in psychological, cultural, philosophical, historical and ethical areas of inquiry. Learn more by visiting the Foundations of Education webpage.