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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.   -William Butler Yeats


How have great teachers influenced us? What does it mean to be deprived of an education? Education—learning and teaching—touches nearly every aspect of life and the Education Studies program reflects that. We expect our students to engage in intellectual risk taking, critical inquiry, experiential learning, creative problem solving, and reflection as they consider the theory, research and practice of education. Education Studies offers courses and practical classroom experiences that allow our students to explore the profound ways that education and teaching affect children’s lives. Our students confront issues of what and how to teach in this rapidly changing world, but they also grapple with issues of equity, social justice, poverty, race and ethnicity as they work directly with K – 12 youth locally and globally. Our minors find their vocations as classroom teachers, administrators, school psychologists, researchers, and professors. Education Studies joint majors can seek initial licensure as classroom teachers through our program by electing to participate in the Student Teaching Professional Semester.

What would you like to teach?

Professors Tracy Weston, Tara Affolter and Jonathan Miller-Lane at 2017 Commencement

Program in Education Studies

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50 Franklin Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

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