Curriculum

Interdisciplinary Program in Education Studies

Beginning in fall 2014, Eugene Lang College will no longer enroll students in the Education Studies major. Juniors and seniors who have declared Education Studies as their major by spring 2013 will be able to complete the program. Advisors will help other students interested in Education Studies choose another major or design their own. Students are encouraged to contact Professors Jaskiran Dhillon and Natalia Mehlman-Petrzela and Associate Dean of Student Affairs Jon White with any questions.

Every major requires a minimum of 13 approved courses. Students are encouraged to download the Program Requirement Worksheet for Education Studies to track their progress.

Requirements for a Major in Education Studies

The recommended courses for the major in Education Studies introduce concepts and information at the heart of current education theory and practice and build critical reading, writing, and thinking skills.

Four Core Courses

  • LEDU 2801 Introduction to Educational Theory
  • LEDU 2511 Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • LEDU 2807 History of U.S. Education
  • LEDU 2017 International Comparative Education

Two Research Methods Courses

  • LEDU 2960 Quantitative Reasoning in Education (or the equivalent, with the approval of the chair)
  • LEDU 3029 Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education (or the equivalent, with the approval of the chair)

Six Additional Courses

Chosen in consultation with a program advisor; at least five of the six courses must be 3000-level or higher.

The Senior Seminar

Students must receive grades of C or higher in all courses taken to fulfill the requirements for the Education Studies major.

More information about the Senior Capstone can be found on the Advising page.

Note: Completing this program does not confer New York State teacher certification. Students wishing to pursue teacher certification should consult with an Education Studies advisor.

Requirements for a Minor in Education Studies

Beginning in fall 2014, Eugene Lang College will discontinue the minor in Education Studies. Juniors and seniors currently pursuing the minor will be able to complete the program. Advisors will help other students interested in Education Studies choose another minor. Students are encouraged to contact Professors Jaskiran Dhillon and Natalia Mehlman-Petrzela and Associate Dean of Student Affairs Jon White with any questions.

Five courses are required for successful completion of the Education Studies minor. Distribution requirements are outlined below, along with examples of Lang courses that meet the elective requirement. To see course descriptions and current availability, refer to www.newschool.edu/lang/courses.

Core course:

LEDU 2801 Introduction to Educational Theory

Three of the six core courses:

  • LEDU 2511 Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • LEDU 2807 History of American Education
  • LEDU 2960 International Comparative Education
  • LEDU 2017 International Comparative Education
  • LEDU 2960 Quantitative Reasoning in Education
  • LEDU 3029 Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education

One elective 3000- or 4000-level Education Studies course. These courses must be taken after completing Introduction to Educational Theory and, ideally, after completing the second 2000-level course as well. Examples of current courses approved as Education Studies electives:

  • American Youth Cultures Past and Present
  • Education, Human Rights, and the Promise of Development
  • Literacy Around the Globe
  • Immigration, Education, and the American Dream
  • Sanctioned Violence: Youth, Schools, and Incarceration
  • Body, Mind, and School: Wellness in American Education
  • Special Topics: Cambodia and the Politics of Education and Development
  • Refugees, Immigrants, and Education

Students must receive grades of C or higher in all courses taken to meet the requirements of the Education Studies minor.

Guided Area of Study in Education Studies

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts cannot elect an academic minor, but they can pursue a guided area of study in Education Studies. Students interested in this option should consult with their advisor.

 
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