Delve into the nature of learning, the philosophy of education, and the relationship of school to society, and then expand on this learning with courses you choose under the guidance of an education faculty member.

Alongside Lawrence’s teacher certification program in the Mielke Family Department of Education, the education studies minor provides preparation for graduate study or work in an education-related field.

Our liberal arts approach to education integrates perspectives from multiple disciplines like philosophy and psychology.

Learn more about the requirements for a minor in education studies and how to pair it with other majors.

Learn more about the education faculty.

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Teacher Certification

Teacher certification is available to Lawrence students, alumni, and graduates from other colleges and universities.  

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Education Studies Outcomes

Students interested in education policy, counseling, administration, and community development get closer to their career goals with an education studies minor.

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Lawrence's education program prepares graduates to teach in diverse settings, connect their subject matter with broad human concerns and commit to a lifetime of learning.


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An introduction to brain structure and development in childhood and adolescence, memory systems and types of learning, and approaches to building knowledge, improving skills, and deepening understanding. Culminating topics include motivation, the nature and development of expertise, and instructional design.

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