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 2015

August 31
  MacReads Event
Monday 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Kagin)
  Book: Hope Against Hope

September 2                            
Classes Begin

September 3
  Opening Convocation
  Thursday 11:45-1:00 (Leonard Center)
  Speaker: James Foreman Jr.

September 24
  Faculty Retreat
  Thursday 11:30-1:00 (Neill 102)

October 7-10
  International Roundtable
  Wednesday - Saturday
        Equity, Diversity & Civic Participation: Education in a Globalized World
Plenary Speakers: Carlos Mariani, Joel Spring.
              Changdu Mannathoko, Carlos Alberto Torres

October 20
  Educational Studies Steering Committee
Tuesday 8:00-9:30 a.m. (Campus Center)

October 22-25
  Fall Break
Thursday - Sunday

November 12
  Opportunities in Education

  Thursday 11:30-12:30 (AC 102)

December 1 and 3
  Capstone Presentations
Tuesday & Thursday 11:30-1:00 (Campus Center)

Spring Events 2016 

January 21
   Classes Begin

February 23
   Faculty Retreat
   Thursday 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Alumni House)

March 10
   Educational Studies Steering Committee
8:00-9:30 a.m. (Campus Center)

April 19
   Educational Studies Pizza & Portfolios
Tuesday 11:30-1:00 TBA

April 21 & 26
   Capstone Presentations
Thursday & Tuesday 11:30-1:00 (Campus Center 215)

May 3
   Graduate Dinner
Tuesday 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Campus Center 214)

May 9
   Reflective Portfolios Due
Monday by midnight!

May 13
Graduation Reception
Friday 3:00-5:00 (The LOCH)

May 24
   Faculty Retreat

   Tuesday 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Alumni House)