This information is part of the Colgate University catalog.
Courses are designed for liberal arts students interested in studying the problems and prospects of education, the nature and function of educational inquiry, the processes and outcomes of educational practices, the role of educational theory in school practice, and the relation of educational institutions to other social institutions. In these courses students are exposed to a variety of methodologies and perspectives.
For more information about the department, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the educational studies department page.
Students are encouraged to take one 200-level course before the end of their sophomore year. Students may count up to one independent study course for major credit.
Students take nine courses in the department, which include the following requirements:
- EDUC 101 - The American School (completed by the end of the sophomore year)
- EDUC 226 - Introduction to Research Methods in Education (completed by the end of the sophomore year)
- EDUC 450 - Senior Seminar Capstone (completed in fall of the senior year). This class is designed around the expectation that students will pursue a research project that expands or extends themes of work completed in previous courses.
Pedagogy and Praxis Designation
One of the following:
- EDUC 202 - The Teaching of Reading
- EDUC 204 - Child and Adolescent Development
- EDUC 207 - Inclusive and Special Education
- EDUC 214 - Teaching and Learning
- EDUC 231 - Inquiry Based Teaching in the Schools
- EDUC 245 - Globalization's Children: The Education of the "New" Immigrants in the United States
- EDUC 317 - Democracy and Education
- EDUC 318 - High-Needs Schools
- EDUC 321 - Psychological Perspectives in Education
- EDUC 332 - Disability, Difference, and Inclusion
- Five additional courses, selected by the student in close conversation with their adviser, choose the courses that facilitate both breadth and depth within the field of educational studies
Note: Students must take at least two courses at the 300 level
A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for the nine courses that are counted for major credit. All courses taken for the major are counted in the GPA.