Educational Studies Major

As an educational studies major, you will examine the historical, social, cultural, psychological and public policy aspects of education. Students may choose to observe in schools, to engage in internships, or to work with faculty members on their research.

sample courses:

Political Economy of Urban Education

Defining a political economy of urban education involves the examination of power and wealth and the manner in which they operate in urban settings. It requires analysis of the larger urban social and economic context and consideration of historical forces that have brought the schools to their present state. In this course, we consider various political and economic factors that have influenced and shaped urban education in the United States, drawing upon the extant literature on urban education and related social science disciplines to characterize and discuss them. A particular focus of this course will be on the dynamic interrelationships among the political economy, urban education, and social stratification.

Philosophies of Education

An examination of distinct educational philosophies (traditional, progressive, and radical) and an analysis of perennial topics in the philosophy of education (educational goals, the teacher's and student's roles, and curricular content). Discussion of such recent themes as gender relations and education, democracy and education, and moral values and education.

our students have gone on to become:

Authors of textbooks, curricular materials, children’s literature


Educational Consultants



Museum Curators

Non-Profit Workers

Social Workers