Courses in Education Studies are offered by Yale Faculty whose courses in Yale college are foundational or closely linked to education and by clinical faculty with leadership expertise in the field of education.

The following courses are offered & cross-listed with Education Studies, although annual offerings will vary. For more information please see
Introductory Course: EDST 110/SOCY 112 Foundations in Ed. Studies (fall)
New Scholar Seminar: EDST 261 Colloquium: Readings in Education Studies (spring)


Social Contexts & Policy

EDST 162 / SOCY 162 Methods in Quantitative Sociology

EDST 107/PHYS107/MB&B 107 Being Human in STEM

EDST 135/PHIL 130 Philosophy of Education 

EDST 177/PHIL 177/CGSC 277/EPE 494 Propaganda, Ideology and Democracy

EDST 205 Principles of Effective Teaching in the Secondary Classroom - also Individuals and Society

EDST 209/WGSS 202/ER&M 292/AMST 461/AFAM 239 Identity, Diversity, and Policy in U.S. Education

EDST 211/ER&M 406 Latinx Communities and US Education

EDST 218/PSLC 319 Democracy and Education

EDST 223 / PSLC 223 Learning Democracy: Civic Education

EDST 225 Child Care, Society, and Public Policy

EDST 230 American Education and the Law

EDST 238 / PLSC 238 The Politics of Public Education

EDST 330/SOCY 329 Sociology of Education

EDST 241 Disability Studies and Special Education - also Individuals and Society

EDST S255/ANTH S324 Race, Inequality, and Urban Education and Housing Policy (Summer)

EDST 255/ER&M Education and Empire (summer, spring)

EDST 263 Place, Race, and Memory in Schools 

EDST 271/ECON  Urban Inequalities and Educational Inequality

EDST 274 College in Prison

EDST 281/PSLC 281 What is the University?

EDST 282/PSLC 417 Comparative International Education

EDST 285 Educational Design: The Form and Function of Schooling and Learning

EDST 290a Leadership, Change, and Improvement in Education

EDST 340/ER&M/AFAM Anti-Racist Curriculum and Pedagogy

EDST 478 / MUSI 452 Music in Service to Society

Individuals in Society

EDST 065 Education and Life Worth Living

ENGL 115/EDST 115 Childhood and Books

HUMS 115/EDST 116 Purpose of College Education

EDST 125a / PSYC 125a Child Development

EDST 127/PSYC 127 Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education

EDST 128b / PSYC 128b Language, Literacy, and Play

EDST 140 / PSYC 140 Developmental Psychology 

EDST 160 /PSYC 150 Social Psychology 

EDST 180 / PSYC  180 Clinical Psychology

EDST 228 Contemporary Topics in Social and Emotional Learning

EDST 237/LING 217 Language and Mind

EDST 350 / PSYC 350 Autism and Related Disorders

EDST 436b/PSYC 436b Translating Developmental Science into Educational Practice

Senior Capstone

EDST 400 Advanced Topics in Education Studies (fall)

EDST 410 Senior Capstone or EDST 490 Senior Essay Independent Study (spring)

This list of courses eligible for Education Studies elective credit will be reviewed annually by the program’s Director and Advisory Committee.  The Director, in consultation with the Advisory Committee or individual faculty advisors, may approve courses beyond those listed here that meet the objectives of the Education Studies program or the particular interests of a student.