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Department of Educational Studies

Study Abroad Experiences
Study Abroad Experiences
Natasha Torres '15 developed her research project about how other students of color navigated their experiences. READ MORE about Torres' experience
Educational Studies Faculty
Educational Studies Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our educational studies faculty.
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in Teaching
We offer an exciting and highly individualized master of arts in teaching degree to a small number of students each year.  READ MORE about the Master of Arts in Teaching program
Whether you're looking for teacher certification or simply a better understanding of how knowledge and the transfer of knowledge impact our society, Educational Studies has a course of study to suit your interests.

Statement on Democracy and Anti-Oppressive Education

The Department of Educational Studies stands against all forms of oppression that curtail the rights and human dignity of the communities we work with. We stand with all communities who are threatened and resisting. "We are not a wall. We are a bridge." We believe in the power of liberatory education. Another world is possible. A new one. A better one.

About Educational Studies

Interdisciplinary by design, our classes draw on diverse methods of inquiry to analyze critically historical and contemporary educational methods in the United States and societies across the globe. We offer a comprehensive study of formal and informal educational institutions and practices and the ways they are affected by social forces.

We pull theory, research, and practice together to help you become more informed as a consumer and producer of knowledge in a variety of educational contexts. You will learn to ask questions about the relationships between knowledge, power, and identity in educational contexts and to re-imagine education and its contribution to a democratic society.

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Department Contacts

Chair: Mark Stern
Administrative assistant: Erin Conway (
Office: Persson Hall
Phone: 315-228-7256
Dept. Fax: 315-228-7726
MAT Program Coordinator:
Meg Gardner (
Phone: 315-228-6385

Items of Interest

Race and Education Lecture Series: Consider the connections between race and educational processes and institutions.

Off-Campus Study: Students recently traveled to South Korea for an opportunity to explore educational studies abroad.

Success after Colgate

Educational Studies Students

Alumni who majored in educational studies are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors!

Studying in the Department of Educational Studies

Our students can pursue the following distinct programs:
The teacher preparation program leads to New York State certification as a childhood/elementary or adolescence/secondary school teacher.

Class Projects and Trips

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