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


If you're looking into summer and/or post-grad service opportunities, check out this schedule of campus visits from Cristo Rey New York High School, MercyWorks (Chicago), The Haitian Project, and Open Arms Home for Children.  NOTE, Cristo Rey will be here Friday, January 30!


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 deadlines: Feb 15 (summer 2015); April 15 (fall 2015). Details: paul_marchand_internship_final.pdf


CUSE announces the 2015 Eagan Summer Fellowship, $5,000 to support intellectually-enriching summer experiences. Full-time freshmen and sophomores who can demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply. Submit proposals to CUSE via urapply.nd.edu by 5 PM on February 6, 2015. Go here for more details.