The Education Studies (non-intensive) Certificate offers Yale students a flexible, coursework-focused track to develop expertise in education theory and research, policy and practice. Students will choose one Certificate pathway: either the Scholars Intensive, requiring an application, or the Certificate.

Learn more about Certificate students Lisbette Acosta (YC ‘24) and Sasha Nelson (YC ‘24).

Education Studies Certificate (potential schedule)
5 course credits, including
first year/second year EDST 110 Foundations in Education Studies
junior year

One course in each category

  • Social Contexts & Policy
  • Individuals in Society
senior year 2 additional Education Studies electives

Enrolling in the Education Studies Certificate

  • Register for EDST 110
  • Sign up for the Education Studies Certificate. The Certificate will then be added to the YC Degree Audit.
  • The declaration form for a certificate must be submitted no later than the due date for course schedules in the student’s final term of Yale enrollment. 

Additional Details

  • For the EDST Certificate, EDST 110 must be taken for a grade. One EDST course may be taken Credit/D/Fail and counted for the Certificate. 
  • For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.