Education matters. Whatever you do after graduation, wherever you live, you will never be far removed from this cornerstone of our society. An interdisciplinary minor, Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS) uses a big picture perspective to help you understand and influence education here and abroad.

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.

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Announcements, Events, and Opportunities 

Save The Date

Human Development Conference, a student-led event with keynote speaker Dr. Carolyn Woo (former CEO, Catholic Relief Services) Friday (1:30 - 6:15  pm), Saturday (8 am - 5 pm), February 24-25, Hesburgh Center. Click here to register.

Adolescents and community violence, Prof. Noni Gaylord-Harden (Loyola University, Chicago) Wednesday, March 8, 12:00 pm, 117 Haggar Hall.

Accountability Test Results: Low Achievement or Low Motivation? Dr. Jeff Steedle (ACT) Friday, March 10, 1:30-3:00 pm, Remick Commons.

ESS Senior Research Presentation Night! Thursday, March 23, 6:00-8:00 pm, Remick Commons.



From actuarial science and case interviews to virtual career fairs for colleges and grad schools, ND's Career Center is offering events galore in these next two weeks. Find the schedule here.



Wondering about service- and education-related opportunities at Notre Dame? Click here to find a host of information to guide you. 



Have you made use of the many research funding and workshop opportunities at CUSE (Flatley Center for Undergraduate Student Engagement)? Find details here, including upcoming deadlines for research funding.