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, EC-A, and SPE:
Jan. 28, 2019

Information on requirements for admission can be found here.  

Applications accepted in Spring 2019:  Jan. 28-Feb. 15
(closes at 4:00 PM Feb. 15)

EC-MC and MC-EA applicants are asked to respond to the prompt "What do you want to accomplish as a teacher?" as part of their application.

SPE applicants are asked to provide a Statement of Intent as part of their application, and must have at least 25 hours of experience with individuals with disabilities to be eligible to apply