Education Studies

This Minor (BC) Special Concentration (CC/GS) in Education Studies prepares students to pursue graduate studies or jobs in public policy, sociology, history, youth studies, philosophy, psychology and other areas where K-12 education is frequently a focus of coursework and scholarship.

  • The Special Concentration in Education Studies does not lead to teacher certification but coursework includes field experience in K-12 urban classrooms.
  • To participate in the Education Studies track, students must submit a declaration of intent during the spring of their sophomore year.
  • Coursework includes Education courses, Educational Foundations courses, and relevant courses in other departments that address educational issues. 

To complete the Minor (BC) or Special Concentration (CC/GS) in Education Studies, students must complete 20-24 points of coursework, listed below. Please note that students who have taken EDUC BC 3032 Contemporary Issues in Education by Fall 2016 do not need to enroll in EDUC BC 1510 Educational Foundations for the minor/special concentration.

Note: If you wish to fulfill a requirement with a course not listed below, please fill out the Petition to Count a Course for an Education Requirement.

Download a PDF version of the requirements here.

Courses that fulfill Requirement B - Educational Elective

Africana Studies (Barnard)
AFRS BC3528 Harlem on My Mind: The Political Economy of Harlem
AFRS BC3020 Harlem Crossroads

American Studies
AMST UN3930 (Sec. 003) Topics in American Studies: Equity in American Higher Education
AMST UN3931 (Sec. 002) Topics in American Studies: Race, Poverty, and American Criminal Justice

ANTH UN3660 Gender, Culture, and Human Rights

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
CSER UN3919 Modes of Inquiry
CSER UN3928 Colonization/Decolonization

ECON BC3011 Inequality and Poverty
ECON GU4438 Economics of Race in the U.S.

History (Barnard)
HIST BC2408 Emerging Cities: 19th Century Urban History of the Americas and Europe
HIST BC3388 Introduction to History of Science since 1800
HIST BC4444 Freedom Dreams: Struggles for Justice in the U.S. and Beyond

Human Rights
HRTS UN3001 Introduction to Human Rights

Political Science
POLS UN3245 Race and Ethnicity In American Politics
POLS BC3254 First Amendment Values
POLS UN3313 American Urban Politics

Psychology (Barnard)
PSYC BC3363 Pedagogy for Higher Education in Psychology

SOCI UN2420 Race and Place in Urban America
SOCI UN3217 Law and Society
SOCI UN3235 Social Movements: Collective Action
SOCI UN3302 Sociology of Gender
SOCI BC3913 Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in U.S. Law and Society
SOCI UN3923 Adolescent Society

Urban Studies (Barnard)
URBS UN3420 Introduction to Urban Sociology

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies (Barnard)
WMST BC3131 Women and Science