• To question personal biases and social location, as well as the inequities that shape individuals, interpersonal interactions, and institutions to acknowledge the full humanity of students, families, educational personnel, and other stakeholders
  • To use theory and experience to critically consider how educational policy and classroom practices materially impact the learning opportunities available to P-12 students


  • Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Social worker
  • Community activist
  • Educational policy analyst


The education studies minor is one of three programs in the School of Education and is focused on educating for social justice. Students engage questions such as: How can teachers recognize and confront bias and inequities that shape institutions, interpersonal interactions, and individuals? How do educational policy and classroom practices impact the learning opportunities available to public school students? How can teachers navigate between the official knowledge of the dominant culture and the lives and interests of students? 


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Alexandra Keysselitz ’18

"Working with kids has always been my passion. I appreciated getting to do that, along with furthering my knowledge about what education means, in particular how to challenge the traditional mold of education and what it looks like to work with students to make learning a collaborative experience."