Education Studies Certificate

The Education Studies regular Certificate offers Yale students a coursework-focused track to develop expertise in education research, policy and practice and have this expertise reflected on their transcript.

Importantly, the Certificate is uncapped making it available to all interested Yale students. Students will choose one Certificate pathway: either the Scholars Intensive or the Certificate.

Certificate Structure: 5 course credits, including

1. EDST 110 Foundations in Education Studies (Prerequisite)

2. One course credit each in Social Contexts & Policy and Individuals & Society (see a list of courses by category) 

3. 2 Education Studies electives

Procedure for completing the Education Studies Certificate

Once students are enrolled in the prerequisite EDST 110, they can register for the Education Studies Certificate which will be added to their YC Degree Audit. Certificate students will be encouraged to participate in Education Studies events throughout the semester. 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. With the exception of EDST 110, certificate students may take one of their EDST courses Credit/D/Fail. The final Yale transcript will indicate successful completion of a Certificate.

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.