ESS Courses

Course Information, both here and abroad


For a complete listing of course information, description, and cross-list numbers, go to Class Search.

Intro Course

ESS 33600-01 Education, Schooling & Society (McKenna) M W – 9:30 – 10:45A

Senior Capstone Seminar

ESS43640-01 Seminar Educational Research (Christensen) T R – 2:00P - 3:15P

ESS43640-02 Seminar Educational Research (Dallavis) T R – 9:30A – 10:45A

ESS43640-03 Seminar Educational Research (Kloser) M W – 11:00A – 12:15P

Education-Focused Electives

ESS23601 (1cr) Where Can ESS Take You? (Christensen) T – 11:00A – 12:15P

ESS30401-01 Writing Ctr. Theory & Practice (Capdevielle) TBD

ESS30595-01 Podcast America (Collier) M W - 9:30A - 10:45A

ESS30605-01 Education Law and Policy (Schoenig) M W – 12:30 – 1:45P

ESS30614-01 Educational Psychology (Christensen) T R – 12:30P – 1:45P

ESS30629-01 Early Childhood Ed Policy (Fulcher-Dawson) M W - 2:00P - 3:15P

ESS30638-01 African Am. Children's Lit (Morrell) T R - 12:30P - 1:45P

ESS30674-01 Methods in SL Teaching (Oglesbee) T R – 12:30P – 1:45P

ESS33611-01 History of Amer. Ed: Race, Pol (Collier) M W - 8:00A - 9:15A

ESS33624-01 Shkspr & Tolkien: Lit & School (Staud) M W - 11:00A - 12:15P

ESS33636-01 CBL: CogSci Goes to School (McNeil) M - 2:00P - 3:15P

ESS33638-01 Public Pedagogies (Macaluso) M W - 9:30A - 10:45A

ESS40680-01 International and Comparative Education Policy (D'Agostino) T R – 12:30 – 1:45P

Education-General Electives

ESS20203-01 Intro to Social Problems (Williams) M W – 9:30 – 10:45A

ESS30205-01 Race and Ethnicity (Alvarado) M W – 2:00 – 3:15P

ESS30217-01 Stats Sociological Research (Graff) M W - 12:30P - 1:45P

ESS30639-01 Liberal Arts and Liberation (Bugyis & Power) T R - 9:30A - 10:45A

ESS30670-01 CBL: Once Upon a Time (Parroquin) T R - 2:00P - 3:00P; T R - 3:15P - 4:30P

ESS35623-01 Autism Spectrum Dis Prac II (Wier) TBA

Research Labs

ESS47602-01* Research Lab (McKenna)

ESS47602-02* Research Lab (McNeil)

ESS47602-03* Research Lab (D'Agostino)

ESS47602-04* Research Lab (Macaluso, Mike)

ESS47602-05* Research Lab (Collier)

ESS47602-06* Research Lab (Macaluso, Kati)

ESS47602-08* Research Lab (Kloser)

ESS47602-10* Research Lab (Dallavis)

ESS47602-12* Research Lab (Trinter)

ESS47602-16* Research Lab (Lemrow)

ESS47602-17* Research Lab (Morrell, Ernest)

ESS47602-19* Research Lab (Staud)

ESS47602-20* Research Lab (Zimmermann)

ESS47602-21* Research Lab (Lichon)     

ESS47602-22* Research Lab (Christensen)

*To sign up for a research lab, please speak first to the professor with whom you're interested in working. If you don't see that professor listed here, contact Dr. Andrea Christensen,

Intro Course 

ESS33600-01 (21331) Education, Schooling & Society (Christensen) M W 11:10A – 12:25P

Education-Focused Electives

ESS 30561-01 (31721) Critical Pedagogy and Pop Culture (Morrell) T R 12:45 – 2:00P

ESS 30614-01 (26170) Educational Psychology (Christensen) M W 12:45 – 2:00P

ESS 30629-01 (28139) Early Childhood Education Policy (Fulcher-Dawson) T R 9:35 - !0:50A

ESS 30632-01 (31717) Science Ed. Policy & Practices (Kloser) M W 9:35 – 10:50A

ESS 33613-01 (24508) History of Am.Indian Education (Collier) M W 8:00 - 9:15A

ESS 33629-01 (28142) Winter Term: Diversity in Young Adult Lit (Macaluso) MTRF 12:00 – 2:00P

ESS 33632-01 (26619) Literature for Children (Morrell) T TH 12:45 – 2:00P

ESS 33634-01 (31715) Visualization and Learning (Trinter) T TH 11:10A – 12:25P

ESS 33635-01 (26620) International & Comparative Ed (D’Agostino) M W 12:45 – 2:00P

ESS 33637-01 (31714) Faith-Based Schools (Dallavis) M W 9:35 – 10:50A

ESS 36615-02 (23687) Directed Readings (McKenna)*

ESS 36615-03 (24065) Directed Readings (Fulcher-Dawson)*

ESS 36615-04 (33135) Directed Readings (Collier)*

ESS 40263-01 (22039) Autism Spectrum Disorder IW (Wier) M W 2:20 - 3:35P

ESS48100-01 (29359) Thesis in ESS (McKenna) TBA

ESS48100-02 (24197) Thesis in ESS (McNeil) TBA

ESS48100-07 (26622) Thesis in ESS (Collier) TBA

ESS48100-08 (26623) Thesis in ESS (Morrell) TBA

ESS48100-13 (29524) Thesis in ESS (D’Agostino) TBA

ESS48100-14 (29589) Thesis in ESS (Dallavis) TBA

ESS48100-15 (33272) Thesis in ESS (Macaluso) TBA

Education-General Courses

ESS 20211-01 (26123) Understanding Societies (Christiano) M W 5:30 – 6:45P

ESS 30217-01 (22502) Stats Sociological Research (Martinez-Schuldt) M W F 2:30 – 3:20P

ESS 44351-01 (21460) Social & Cognitive Development (Cutting) M W 9:35 – 10:50A

1-Credit Courses

ESS 20610 (32891) Winter Term: Developing Learner Resilience (Kowalski) T R 12:00 – 2:00P

ESS 30637 (32918) Winter Term: Transformative Justice (Butler) T R 12:45 – 2:00P

ESS 33362-01 (25219) Soc Con Sem: L’Arche C’munty (Kiley) F 10:25 – 11:40A

ESS 43643-01 (32892) Winter Term: Re-seeing and Reflecting on Teaching (KMacaluso) T R 3:00 – 5:00P  

Research Labs 

ESS47602-01* Research Lab (McKenna)

ESS47602-03* Research Lab (Fulcher-Dawson)

ESS47602-06* Research Lab (McNeil)

ESS47602-07* Research Lab (JMorrell)

ESS47602-08* Research Lab (EMorrell)

ESS47602-09* Research Lab (Macaluso)

ESS47602-10* Research Lab (Kloser)

ESS47602-11* Research Lab (Svarovsky)

ESS47602-12* Research Lab (Garnett, Schoenig)

ESS47602-13* Research Lab (D’Agostino)

ESS47602-15* Research Lab (Cheng)

ESS47602-16* Research Lab (Trinter)

ESS47602-17* Research Lab (Dallavis)

*To sign up for a research lab or directed reading, please speak first to the professor with whom you're interested in working. If you don't see that professor listed here contact Andrea Christensen,

(Check for Availability)

Budapest, Hungary

ESS 34710   Practicum: Experiencing the Hungarian Approach thru Observation/Teaching (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34711   Discovery Learning: The Posa Method (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34712   Problem Solving in Secondary School Mathematics (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Dakar, Senegal

ESS 34700   Education and Culture (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Dublin, Ireland

ESS 34720    Philosophy and Sociology of Education: Essential Information (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34721    Irish Educational History and Policy (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Fremantle, Australia

ESS 34670   Children's Literature (3 cr.) Ed-General

ESS 34671   Development and Learning (3 cr.) Ed-General

ESS 34673   Understanding and Guiding Children’s Behavior (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34674   Principles of Primary Religious Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34675   Families and Partnerships in Teaching and Learning (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34676   Child Development 0-8 (3 cr.) Ed-General

ESS 34677   Introduction to Teaching and the Curriculum Framework (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34678   Catering for Students with Special Needs (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

London, England

ESS 34352   Directed Rdgs: Catechesis for Children and Families in London (V)

ESS 34354   London Education Internship (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 44351   Influences on Early Social and Cognitive Development (3 cr.) Ed-General

Nagoya, Japan

ESS 34680 Comparative Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Puebla, Mexico

ESS 34690 Internship in Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34691 Learning Strategies and Service (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Rome, Italy

ESS 34660 Developmental Psychology (3 cr.) Ed-General

ESS 35662 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr.) Ed-General

Santiago, Chile

ESS 34650  Education in Our Time (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34651  Education and Philosophy (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34652 Diversity and Inclusion in Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34653  Approaches to Poverty and Development (3 cr.) Ed-General

ESS 34654  Education and Society (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

ESS 34655  Education Through Time (3 cr.) Ed-Focused 

ESS 34656  Management in Heterogeneous Classrooms (3 cr.) Ed-Focused


ESS 34730  Sociology of Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Toledo, Spain

ESS 34360 Education Seminar (with experience in local schools) (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Washington, DC

ESS 34750 Politics of Education (3 cr.) Ed-Focused

Other courses available upon request. Email Andrea Christensen, with questions.


  • Take the Intro class by the middle of your junior year.
  • Choose at least two electives from the Education Focused category. The third may be either Education Focused or Education General.
  • Choose electives from different disciplines; one may be in your major (but cannot be double-counted with your major).
  • If you are a major in a course we cross-list, please register as a major, not as an ESS student. Once the semester has started, contact Dr. Andrea Christensen to count the course for ESS.
  • Three credits of Research Lab (ESS 47602) can be counted as one Education Focused elective.
  • The Seminar in Educational Research is offered only in the fall of senior year.
  • Students who write a Thesis in Major must take an additional Education Focused elective.
  • Find information about Directed Readings here.
  • ESS will consider, on a case-by-case basis, courses not cross-listed with ESS but that have applicable content. For approval of a course, please contact Dr. Andrea Christensen,


Students must be enrolled in the minor to register for ESS courses. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrea Christensen.