The primary purpose of the Department of Educational Studies (DES) is to advance teaching and learning while preparing teacher leaders for a global society.

We prepare teacher candidates to become teachers who ground curriculum in the lives of students; who embrace multicultural perspectives and uphold just teaching practices; value academically rigorous curriculum; and are culturally sensitive.

Dr. Masters works with students in Science Methods class   ECMC Field 1 Teacher Candidates and children at Children's Museum

We prepare students to...

  • Engage in reflection
  • Celebrate diversity
  • Research practice
  • Focus on teaching
  • Engage in service
  • Use technology
  • Create school partnerships
  • Construct knowledge
  • Be globally responsive

Next application deadline for admission to EC-MC, MC-EA, and EC-A:
Sept. 21, 2018

Applications accepted in Fall 2018:  Sept. 4-Sept. 21 (closes at 4:00 PM Sept. 21)

Students should apply to the EC-MC, MC-EA and EC-A programs using the following link:
DES Admission Application

Students should apply to the SPE minor program using the following link:
SPE Admission Application

 Students should apply to the SPE add-on certification program using the following link:
SPE Add on Certification Admission Application