The interdisciplinary minor in Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS) uses a liberal arts perspective to reflect on, understand, and influence education in society.
Interested in education?
Become an ESS Minor!
Study important questions, including:
- What is the purpose of education?
- How does the history of the US educational system contribute to its present form and goals?
- Are educational opportunities equitable for all?
- What factors influence educational achievement?
- How do students learn and which classroom and teacher factors influence learning?
- How does education contribute to the development of the "good" citizen and the "just" society?
Contact the ESS Office to learn more.
Sophomores/Juniors in Colleges of Science or Engineering! The Goldwater Scholarship, which is often seen as a stepping stone to awards like the NSF GRFP, supports sophomores and juniors engaged in undergraduate research who are planning to obtain PhDs and pursue research-oriented careers. Learn more at http://science.nd.edu/undergraduate/forms/goldwater/. The application is due December 2 (note that this is a new deadline).
Seniors! The White House Fellowship chooses 11-19 professional men and women to spend a year in Washington, D.C. learning about public service leadership. Fellows are placed in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-level Executive Branch officials. In addition, they regularly meet in roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors. Notable alumni include General Colin Powell, CNN Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and author Doris Kearns Goodwin. The program is now accepting applications online until January 15, 2014 at 5:59pm (EST). Inclusive dates of the Fellowship year for the 2014-2015 Class are August 26, 2014 to August 26, 2015. Please visit the website to learn more about the program.
In Confessions of a Bad Teacher, author John Owens talks about his brief, unhappy career as a teacher and what it says about school systems today.