The interdisciplinary minor in Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS) uses a liberal arts perspective to reflect on, understand, and influence education in society. If you're interested in the program, email Ann Primus Berends to make an appointment.


Interested in questions like these?...

  • 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?

Become an ESS Minor! 

Contact the ESS Office to learn more.

Announcements, Events, and Opportunities



This year's annual Senior Research Presentation Night will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 5:30-7:30 pm, in Remick Commons of Visitation Hall. Dinner will be provided.  RSVP here. To see a list of students and their research projects, click here.

Dr Bill Deresiewicz, former professor at Yale and Columbia, will give a talk entitled, "The Failures of Elite Education," Thursday, March 19, 7pm in 101 Debartolo.



If you're looking into post-grad service opportunities, click here.





Teamwork for Tomorrow, a campus volunteer organization, needs mentors for South Bend children ages 5 to 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 pm, at a local parish center (transportation is provided). Email Suzanne Fitzpatrick for more information. 



Interested in disability policy? Apply for the Paul Marchand Internship, which provides $3,000 per semester or summer session to assist interns pursuing careers in public policy advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students who seek an internship for college or graduate school credit may be able to use the funds to offset travel or other cost‐of‐living expenses. Application deadline for fall 2015 is April 15. Details: paul_marchand_internship_final.pdf