Educational Studies

Welcome to Educational Studies

The Educational Studies Department, in collaboration with colleagues on campus and in the community, strives to:

  • provide opportunities for students to engage in the study of education as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry and advocacy;
  • prepare teachers to provide social service and leadership in culturally diverse, economically challenged, public educational systems; and
  • develop both contributions within the context of Macalester's continuing commitments to academic excellence, internationalism, cultural pluralism, and civic engagement.

As a selective liberal arts college in a resource-rich urban setting, Macalester offers distinctive opportunities to fulfill this multifaceted mission.

Fall Events 2013

September 3
  Classes Begin

October 2                               
Faculty Retreat
Wednesday 6:00-8:30 p.m. (Harmon Room)

October 3
Study Away Luncheon
Thursday 11:30 - 12:30 (Harmon Room)

October 29
  Educational Studies Steering Committee
  Tuesday 8:15-9:15 a.m. (CC 214)

November 7
  Opportunities in Educational Studies
  Thursday 11:30-1:00 (Hum 216)

December 3 and 5
  Capstone Presentations
  Tuesday & Thursday 11:30-1:00 (CC 215)

Spring Events 2014  

January 22
    Faculty Retreat
  Wednesday 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Alumni House)

    January 27
       Classes Begin

    February 20
      Education & Advocacy Event
      Alfie Kohn Public Lecture
      Thursday 4:30-6:15 p.m. — Mitau Lecture (Kagin Commons)
                      6:30-7:30 p.m. — Reception

      February 21
         Education & Advocacy Event

         Student Conversation with Alfie Kohn
         Friday 9:40-10:40 a.m. (Weyerhaeuser Board Room)
      March 6
      Alumni Panel - Neill 215
      12:00 - 1:00 with lunch

      March 12
      Pizza and Portfolio
      Wednesday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
      Neill Computer Lab 302

      April 29 and May 1
         Capstone Presentations 
         Tuesday & Thursday – 11:30-1:00 (CC 215)

      May 6
      Graduate Dinner  
      Tuesday 6:00-8:30 p.m. (CC207)

      May 13

      Reflective Portfolios Due

      Monday by Midnight!

          May 16
            Graduation Reception
            Friday 3:00-5:00 p.m. (The Loch)

          May 27
            Faculty Retreat
            Tuesday 5:00-9:00 p.m. (Alumni House)