Education Studies

The undergraduate program in Education Studies provides a structure for students interested in educational institutions, policy, research, teaching, and learning. The program also promotes a multidisciplinary understanding of the role of education historically, socially, politically, and economically.

Any Yale College student interested in education is encouraged to take the foundation course in Education Studies, EDST 110. This course is open-enrollment and entails a mix of lecture and discussion.  It explores some of the historical, philosophical, and theoretical underpinnings of the field and helps students understand the critical role of education in society. The course examines aspects of education practice, research, and policy from a variety of angles, and it also explores the local context of public education in New Haven and Connecticut.  Beginning in Fall 2014, EDST 110 will be offered as a Fall course only.  Additional Education Studies courses will be added as the program continues to develop. 

Students who have successfully taken (or are currently enrolled in) EDST 110 can apply to become Education Studies Scholars. The Scholars program selects students with appropriate background and interest in educational practice, research, and/or policy, and develops their experience and involvement in issues related to education.  Please visit the “Scholars Program” tab for more information.

The Education Studies program hosts regular events for interested students to interact with leaders in education practice, policy, and research.