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Four Latina U Professors look to make history with tenure. ECS professors Dolores Calderón, Leticia Alvarez, & Veronica Valdez, along with Lourdes Alberto are seeking tenure this year, which is more historic than it first appears.


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 The Department of Education, Culture, and Society is one of the top social foundation programs in the country. It is committed to the study and pursuit of social justice in education using cutting-edge frameworks that address class, race, ethnicity, and gender in educational policy and practice. ECS offers Ph.D., M.ED., M.A., and M.S. program specialties in curriculum theory, anthropology, sociology, history, and the philosophy of education. The coursework is designed to help students construct a better understanding of patterns in educational inequality, while countering these inequities by creating an environment where working class students and students of color have, create, and promote equal educational opportunities.

Students completing a M.Ed. or M.S. have found the skills and knowledge useful for employment as educators and working in government and non-government agencies.

Students who complete the Ph.D. program are poised to take positions in research and teaching universities across the country.



book coverClayton Pierce's book Education in the Age of Biocapitalism was awarded Outstanding Academic Title, 2014 by Choice. Every year, Choice subject editors single out for recognition the most significant print and electronic works reviewed during the previous year. Congratulations, Clayton!


New Publication by Dolores Calderon

doloresUncovering Settler Grammars in Curriculum represents a timely entry into the discussion around social studies curriculum, its role in U.S. society, and how it is oftentimes used to promote particular types of ideological projects.

African American Women Educators

This new book by Professor Karen A. Johnson examines the lived experiences and work of African American women educators during the 1880s to the 1960s. This book seeks to explore these educators' thoughts and teaching practices in an attempt to understand their unique vision of education for Black students and the implications of their work for current educational reform. Read More..

ECS Alum Line Teaching Assistantship

ECS has initiated a campaign to generate funds for what we are calling the ECS Alum Line Teaching Assistantship. This assistantship is designed to be funded by our alumni with the belief that small contributions of many can build magnificent things. Just click the “ECS Alum Line” button below our masthead at the top of this page. Our goal is to raise $50,000 over the next three years. Once the goal is reached, we will convene a group of alums to select the first ECS recipient to receive this important support provided by you.