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Education Studies

The process of education is critical to a society still moving toward its democratic ideals.

The four-year non-licensure education studies program focuses on education as a discipline within the liberal arts. Students investigate topics such as the sociology of education, the political economy of education systems, and theories (critical and traditional) of learning and development as well as engage in cultural, historical and philosophical studies of education. 

The major culminates with students conducting authentic research via a two-semester capstone experience.

Sample Courses:

Comparative Education, Education and Social Change, The American High School, American Public School Law, Women in Education, Exploring P-12 Institutes as Equitable Teaching and Learning Environments

our alumni

Shavon Mathus ('14)

Shavon received a full-time teaching position with Excellence Girls Charter School in Brooklyn after participating in the Uncommon Schools Summer Teaching Fellowship. Several DePauw students are following her lead and heading into the Uncommon Schools network.

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