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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

Rachel Hanebutt ('16)

Rachel, an Education Studies and Political Science double major and Chemistry minor, went on to study at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She completed the Mind, Brain, and Education program and is now earning her Master of Arts in Civic Media, Art and Practice at Emerson College.

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