Education matters. Whatever you aim to do after graduation, you will never be far removed from education in our society. This interdisciplinary minor uses a big picture perspective to help you understand and influence education here and abroad. If you'd like to sign up, or simply learn more, email Ann Primus Berends to make an appointment.


If you're 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 Ann Primus Berends to learn more.



Announcements, Events, and Opportunities


ESS Seniors! Join us Friday, May 13, from 10am-12pm for our annual graduation open house. Your families are welcome, too! RSVP here.



Congratulations to ESS Senior Maddie Hahn, the winner of the inaugural James M Frabutt Prize for excellence in community-based research. Maddie's project was inspired by the desire of St. Adalbert's school to evaluate a new course for promoting heritage language proficiency (in Spanish). The prize carries with it a $500 award for research exhibiting excellence in its significance, originality, independence, and ability to address a local community concern.