The Yale Education Studies Program is an interdisciplinary community that empowers students to critically reimagine and collectively reshape the education landscape through research, policy and practice.

Today there is a critical need for courageous leaders in early childhood and K-12 classrooms and schools, in higher education, government and the private sector who can act as experts and advocates for education. The Yale Education Studies program was formed to support this next generation of education leaders. 

Instead of a separate School of Education, Yale’s multidisciplinary academic program (MAP) in Yale College brings together the study of education across the liberal arts curriculum with courses across 11 departments. Yale undergraduates can take courses in the Education Studies program and can also apply to the Education Studies Scholars program in their sophomore year, an optional program alongside their major course of study.

Yale Education Studies alumni become preK-12 teachers in a variety of school settings; they enter PhD programs or law school, work in think tanks, education or political consulting, educational technology, journalism, non-profits, and government, among other fields.

Information about YES program and courses is available here.

The next enrollment period for Education Studies Scholars program is in the Fall Term 2020. Information about the application process and deadline is available here