Please note: Teaching licensure at Carleton will no longer be available beginning with the class of 2027.

Educational Studies attract students from all walks of life, including many who don’t plan to become classroom teachers. We welcome everyone with an interest in education, which touches all our lives as concerned citizens, taxpayers, or future parents.

Because it complements many majors, Educational Studies is one of the most interdisciplinary departments at Carleton. In our courses, you’ll meet students from almost every major on campus—united by a common belief in the importance of our schools and education’s role in a democratic society.

Through our department, you can:

  • Complete a minor in Educational Studies by taking courses pertaining to teaching and learning, social context of schooling, and educational policy and reform; or
  • Take individual courses that interest you and fulfill College distribution requirements in the social sciences.