A hallmark of our curriculum is a series of advanced-level laboratory courses beyond our intermediate-level statistics and research methods courses. Each area of the curriculum has advanced laboratory courses and seminars, providing a very wide range of choice, and hands-on research experience. In addition to our courses, we emphasize independent work with faculty, and we have an array of such opportunities, ranging from one-or two-credit experiences for first-year students to honors theses for seniors. Department facilities include modern computers and laboratories in several areas, and the Gorse Children's Center at Stonybrook, a laboratory preschool and kindergarten in its own building, serving as an observation and study site for our undergraduate students. All courses are designed to contribute in various ways to the College’s Learning Goals and the Psychology and Education Department's Learning Goals. For more detailed information, see the Psychology and Education chapter of the course catalog.

Courses and Requirements 

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Educational Studies Minor

Please see the Educational Studies Web site for more program information.

A minimum of 18 credits is required:

  • One of the following: 4 credits
    • EDUC-205: Racism and Inequality in Schools and Society
    • EDUC-220: Foundations of Multicultural Education
  • Three courses at the 200 level or above focusing on a specific area of study*: 12 Credits
  • EDUST-290: Capstone in Educational Studies: 2 credits

* Some possible areas of study include: Knowledge and the Humanities, National and International Perspectives on Education, Gender and Education, Teaching and Learning, Sport Pedagogy

Additional Specifications

One Independent Study (EDUST-395) can be applied to the minimum minor requirements but cannot be substituted for one of the designated courses in education or educational studies.

Educational Policy and Practice Nexus

Conduct a cross-disciplinary exploration of an education related topic that you are passionate about. Through the multidisciplinary approach of Educational Policy and Practice Nexus, gain valuable perspective on contemporary contexts and historical moments that shape and define knowledge, behavior, structures, organizations, and policies- both in and out of educational settings.

Teacher Licensure

The Teacher Licensure Program enables students to apply for a Massachusetts (and NASDTEC Interstate Contract) “initial” license.

More information about areas of licensure that may be pursued by undergraduate students is listed in in the Psychology and Education section and the Teacher Licensure Programs page within the Psychology and Education section of the Course Bulletin and Catalog.