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 in 2021-2022. For more information about each course, 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 65/HUM 65 Education and the Life Worth Living

EDST 162 / SOCY 162 Methods in Quantitative Sociology (spring)

EDST 107/PHYS107/MB&B 107 Being Human in STEM (spring)

EDST 205 Principles of Effective Teaching in the Secondary Classroom (spring)

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

EDST 217/HIST 140J History of American Education (fall)

EDST 223 / PSLC 223 Learning Democracy: Civic Education (fall)

EDST 225 Child Care, Society, and Public Policy (spring)

EDST 230 American Education and the Law (spring)

EDST 238 / PLSC 238 The Education Beat (fall)

EDST 240 / SOCY 396 Cities, Suburbs and School Choice (spring)

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

EDST 255/ER&M Education and Empire (fall)

EDST 263 Place, Race, and Memory in Schools (fall)

EDST 270 Contemporary Native American K-12 and Postsecondary Educational Policy (spring)

EDST 271/ECON  Urban Inequalities and Educational Inequality (spring)

EDST 274 College in Prison (spring)

EDST 282/PSLC 417 Comparative International Education (spring)

EDST 290a Leadership, Change, and Improvement in Education (fall)

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

EDST 478 / MUSI 452 Music in Service to Society (spring)

Individuals in Society

EDST 065 Education and Life Worth Living (fall)

EDST 125a / PSYC 125a Child Development (fall)

EDST 127/PSYC 127 Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Ed (spring)

EDST 128b / PSYC 128b Language, Literacy, and Play  (spring)

EDST 140 / PSYC 140 Developmental Psychology  (fall) 

EDST 160 /PSYC 150 Social Psychology  (spring) 

EDST 180 / PSYC  180 Clinical Psychology (fall)

EDST 237/LING 217 Language and Mind (fall)

EDST 350 / PSYC 350 Autism and Related Disorders (spring)

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.