Majoring in Educational Studies
Education is more than imparting knowledge and defining the parameters of discipline. The best educators understand issues of power, history, self-identity and the possibility of collective agency. Our curriculum and field experiences are designed to meet not only the needs of students and teachers, but their communities. We help you develop as a public intellectual and ethical citizen as you complete a major or minor in Educational Studies. You learn to see education as an opportunity to create a multiracial, multi-vocal democracy that can address today’s serious social, economic and environmental problems. We have a reputation for producing excellent educators; our alumni teach in elementary, secondary and music schools across the country and the globe.
International opportunities and study abroad
The major and minor in Educational Studies provide the flexibility for you to study away. Our students have studied around the world, in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Many also apply to the College's interdisciplinary centers to earn certificates in community action, international studies, the environment or arts and technology. In the Education Department, we work with you to draft a plan that ensures you can take full advantage of the opportunities available at Connecticut College.