Education Studies

The Education Studies minor is designed to help students look critically at educational institutions, practices, and thinking in the United States and abroad—from the elementary to the university level. The majority of the courses required for the minor focus on the psychological and sociological dimensions of education. Courses from other parts of the university focus on the tools and skills for analyzing education and on broader contexts within the history and philosophy of knowledge.  Another category of courses provides students with concrete teaching experience in a variety of instructional settings.  The goal is to help students acquire a deeper understanding of education and its relationship to society.

The Education Studies minor does not provide the course credentials for CT State Initial Educator Certification that are required for teaching positions in public schools.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 21st
12:00-1:00 PM
Neha Vora (Lafayette faculty, Wes alum, and author of a book forthcoming in December, Teach for Arabia) will give a talk on campus

Monday, February 25th
12:15-1:15 PM
Professor James Kaufman of the University of Connecticut will talk about Creativity