Gain a critical understanding of the relationship among power, knowledge, education, and society.
Colgate’s educational studies department bridges theory, research, and practice to develop more informed and engaged students in varied educational contexts. We examine how institutions, practices, and social forces construct knowledge, power, and identity through a variety of educational and cultural contexts, and we reimagine our collective role in contributing to a more democratic and just society.
Mentored by a dedicated faculty, students draw on interdisciplinary modes of critical analysis to examine educational methods in the United States and societies across the globe, and, for those interested, study can be completed in combination with teacher certification and/or a master’s degree.
The department offers the following programs:
- Educational Studies
- Teacher Preparation Program - accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
- Educational Studies
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Chair: Mark Stern
Administrative Assistant: Erin Conway
Office: 19a Persson Hall
I want to be a scholar-activist, whatever shape or form that may take.Woohee Kim Class of 2016
Interested in becoming a teacher? Colgate students pursuing nearly any undergraduate major can participate in the Teacher Preparation Program to pursue requirements that lead to teaching certification. This program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
Master of the Arts in Teaching (MAT)
For those pursuing advanced study, the educational studies department offers a master’s degree in teaching program, accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), open to graduates of Colgate and other schools at an 80 percent tuition reduction.
Race & Education Lecture Series
Browse past lectures and see upcoming events in our annual Race and Education Lecture Series, where guest speakers inspire reflection and explore connections between race and educational processes and institutions from contemporary and historical perspectives.