Educational Studies

Welcome to the Educational Studies Department

Educational Studies attracts students from all walks of life, including many who don't plan to become classroom teachers. We welcome everyone with an interest in education, which touches all our lives as concerned citizens, taxpayers, or future parents.

Because it complements many majors, Educational Studies is one of the most interdisciplinary departments at Carleton. In our courses you'll meet students from almost every major on campus—united by a common belief in the importance of our schools and education's role in a democratic society.

Through our department, you can:

  • Fulfill the requirements to be licensed as a teacher in the state of Minnesota;
  • Complete a concentration in Educational Studies by taking courses in educational leadership, policy, and reform; or
  • Take individual courses that interest you and fulfill College distribution requirements in the social sciences.

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
- William Butler Yeats