Yale Education Studies is an interdisciplinary program that empowers students, faculty and the broader community 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 Education Studies program brings together the study of education across the liberal arts curriculum with courses across 11 departments. Yale undergraduates take courses in the Education Studies program and can participate in one of two Certificate pathways: the Education Studies Scholars Intensive Certificate  and the Education Studies certificateInformation about the Education Studies certificate and courses is available here. 

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.