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The study of education is critical to creating a more just world.

Our education studies program fosters the critical skills, knowledges, and dispositions necessary for deliberate processes of transformation in and beyond schools. Students re-imagine the educative process through research, practice, theory, and experiential learning.

As a major in education studies, you will investigate the sociology, political economy, cultural foundations, and philosophy of education and explore critical and traditional theories of learning and development. Students gain practical and research experience in educational settings, often studying abroad, and during their senior year conduct original research in our two-semester capstone course.

Recent DePauw Education Studies graduates have gone on to Fulbright Fellowships in Brazil, New Zealand, and Thailand; Law School, Ph.D. and MA Programs, school leadership positions, and a wide array of classroom teaching and community organizing leadership roles.

Sample Courses

  • Developmental Theories in Education
  • Deconstructing Difference
  • School Discipline
  • Border Pedagogies
  • Women in Education
  • Decolonizing Education
  • Radical Philosophy and Education
  • Artistic Dimensions of Teaching
  • The Political Economy of Schools.

Career Options

  • Teaching through traditional and alternative licensure programs
  • Graduate Study
  • Educational Policy
  • Community Organizing and Advocacy
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • College and University Administration
  • Counseling

Influence people and progress with a degree in education studies.

Majors and Minors