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Educational Studies

Program Vision and Goals

The Educational Studies Program at Rhodes College is committed to combining a liberal arts education with opportunities for our students to integrate classroom learning with practice in the complex, vibrant, and diverse urban settings of Memphis, TN. The goal of our program is to build upon this commitment to produce future leaders, teachers, researchers, and education policy makers who have hands-on experience in local public schools and have a firm commitment to social justice and anti-oppressive practices in educational spaces.

Program Mission

In collaboration with colleagues on campus and community partners and in keeping with Rhodes’ continuing commitment to academic excellence, the Educational Studies Program strives to:

provide opportunities for students to engage in the study of education as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry and advocacy;

prepare educators, advocates, and thought leaders to provide service and leadership in culturally diverse, economically challenged educational systems and communities;

provide students with unique opportunities at a leading liberal arts college situated in the heart of a resource-rich urban setting.