In Spring 2023, faculty at Connecticut College approved new program requirements for the minor in Educational Studies. These requirements go into effect at the start of the 2023-2024 academic year. All students declaring a minor in Educational Studies during the 2023-2024 academic year will be required to complete the new program requirements as listed below.
Any student who declared a minor in Educational Studies prior to the start of the 2023-2024 academic year will be held to the minor requirements for the catalog year in which they declared. For example, if a student declared a minor in Educational Studies in Fall 2022 then the student is held to the requirements in the 2022-2023 academic year catalog. However, students who declared a minor in Educational Studies prior to the 2023-2024 academic year may opt to fulfill the new program requirements instead of the requirements for the academic year in which they declared. Talk to your faculty advisor if you wish to switch to the new program requirements.
Requirements for Minor in Educational Studies (Starting 2023-2024 academic year)
Students completing the minor in Educational Studies must take at least five courses: two required core courses, one of two additional core courses, and at least two approved elective courses.
Two Required Core Courses
All minors must take the following two required core courses:
EDU 223: Intro to Educational Studies (4 credits)
EDU 270: Teaching for Social Justice (4 credits)
One Additional Core Course
All minors must take one of the following two additional core courses:
EDU 310: History of Education in the U.S. (4 credits) OR EDU 312: Critical Educational Theory (4 credits)
Two Elective Courses
All Educational Studies minors must take at least two approved elective courses. The following courses from inside and outside the department are approved to fulfill the elective requirement:
In the Department of Education
EDU 104: Power & Politics in Education
EDU 214: Second Language Acquisition
EDU 224: Theater for Young Audiences
EDU 250: Cities and Schools
EDU 283: Museum Education
EDU 305: Curriculum Studies
EDU 307: Racism and Schooling
EDU 306: Critical Race Theory in Education
EDU 310: History of Education in the U.S. (may take as elective if not taken as core)
EDU 312: Critical Educational Theory (may take as elective if not taken as core)
EDU 313: Reading for Joy and Justice
EDU 315: Genders, Identities, & Schools
EDU 325: Educational Policy
EDU 330: Diversity & Equity in Higher Education
EDU 340/HMD 340: Educational Psychology
EDU 342: Language and Power
EDU 361: History of Student Activism
In other Departments
HIS 207: Youth/Politics in Middle East
HIS 429: Growing up in Africa
HMD 204: Children’s Learning Environment
HMD 304: Child and Family Social Policy
HMD 307: Adolescent Development
HMD 321: Children and Families in Multicultural Society
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Lenore Tingle Howard '42 Associate Professor of Education, Department Chair
Isaac Gottesman is a historian of education interested in the role of education in paths towards a more just society. His scholarly and teaching interests thus straddle the historical and the contemporary.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Pezzetti’s teaching and scholarship explores identity, literacy, language, equity, and social change in Language Arts classrooms.
Isaac Gottesman, Lenore Tingle Howard '42 Associate Professor of Education
B.S., University of Oregon; M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, M.Ed., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle
History of Education, Ideas, and Left Movements in the U.S., 1945- Present; Social and Political Theory; Critical Theories of Education
Karen Pezzetti, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley; Teaching Certificates in English, Social Studies, and Physical Education, University of California at Berkeley, M.A., Multicultural Urban Secondary English Education, University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D., Urban Education, Temple University
Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Secondary English Classrooms; Social Foundations in Teacher Education; Multicultural and International Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Anna Scanlon, Academic Department Assistant
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