The process of education is critical to a society still moving toward its democratic ideals.
Education Studies students engage with the local community in participatory research
Ed Studies students completed the Getting Ahead curriculum (part of the Transformers Initiative), as part of their long-term research project led by Professor Alexander aimed at understanding the structure of poverty in Greencastle and the limits and possibilities of community-based anti-poverty initiatives.
Rachel Hanebutt ('15) interns at Dept. of Education
"[I] was presenting to a group of 40 high-level people, and they asked 'What consulting firm do you work for? Oh, you're still in school? What PhD are you going for currently?' That's when I knew I'd been well prepared by DePauw."
While exploring the relationship between colonization and religion, DePauw students produced locally relevant literary resources for local schools in Uganda.
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.
Comparative Education, Education and Social Change, History of American Education, American Public School Law, Women in Education
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.