Featured Graduate Courses

Check out our list of featured Educational Studies Graduate courses below!

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ESQREM 8668 – Longitudinal Data Analysis

Course Description: This course is designed to teach students the uses of longitudinal data analysis in educational/social science research. We will cover modern methods to analyze the longitudinal data under the two frameworks of multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling.

Meeting times/location: Mondays 9:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Baker Systems 285


Instructor: Dr. Minjung Kim

Credits: 3

Recommended for students in Ed Studies, HDFS, School of Communication,  School of Social Work, School of Nursing, School of Environment and Natural Resources

ESCE 5271 – Wellness: Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with the current Wellness Paradigm and to explore various facets of wellness. The emphasis of this course is on the mediators of well-being to create a personalized wellness plan.

Meeting times/location: Online asyncrhonous


Instructor: Dr. Allisha Berendts

Credits: 3

Recommended for students in Nursing and Psychology

ESCE 5272 – Wellness Techniques

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to train students to understand the theories and practical applications involved in assisting individuals and targeted groups with the lifestyle modifications and habit changes that contribute to overall well being.

Meeting times/location: Online


Instructor Dr. Ennio Ammendola

Credits: 3

Recommended for students in Nutrition and Dietetics, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, Physical Health Coach, and ESCE 5271 Wellness students

ESPHE 8895 – Sexuality and Gender in the History of U.S. Education

Course Description: We will explore the history of sexuality/gender diversity among students and educators and ways that educational institutions have supported or opposed their flourishing. This seminar focuses mainly on LGBTQ+ persons, but people of all sexuality and gender identities are welcome.

Meeting times/location: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:10 p.m. in McPherson 1008


Instructor: Dr. Jackie Blount

Credits: 3

Recommended for students across Ed Studies programs; those in T&L programs; grad students in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

ESQUAL course series

Course Description: The ESQUAL faculty have created a website with the latest ESQUAL courses to choose from. We also created visual “Pathways through the Curriculum” for MA, EdD, & PhDs. See the QualLab website for more information.

Meeting times/location: Varies, see website.

In-Person, Online, and Hybrid courses available

Instructor: Drs. Errante, Evans-Winters, McMillian, Nespor, and Pasque

Credits: 3

Recommended for students across Ed Studies programs

ESEPSY 8895-0010 (14709) – Moral action as Citizenship: Off-line and On-line

Course Description: Exploring moral action as citizenship in the 21st century.

Meeting times/location: Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:50 p.m. in PAES A111


Instructor: Dr. Michael Glassman

Credits: 3

ESEPOL 7100 – Writing for Educational Policy Audiences

Course Description: Develop writing skills related to the translation of educational research to policy briefs, position papers, and communication for education decision makers and policy makers and understanding the nuances of audience and publication for various venues.

Meeting times/location: Mondays, 4:30 – 6:50 p.m. in McPherson 1008


Instructor: Dr. Ann Allen

Credits: 3

ESPHE 5440 – Philosophical Perspectives on Race, Education, and Citizenship

Course Description: This course in philosophy of education presents a unique opportunity to engage in a close study of race and education within a political context.

Course Flier: ESPHE5440

Meeting times/location: Mondays, 4:30 p.m.


Instructor: Dr. Winston Thompson

Credits: 3

ESEPOL 7897 – Special Topics: Special Education Policy

Course Description: Students will examine special education policies from local to international levels, considering impacts on students, families, educators & communities. Via debate & projects, students will critically analyze successes, trends & issues from various perspectives, with a focus on equity.

Meeting times/location: Wednesdays, 4:30-6 p.m.


Instructor: Dr. Yvonne Goddard

Credits: 3

Recommended for students within EHE and outside of EHE, such as in a disability studies program or the Glenn School. Local administrators may also be interested, especially those in Education Service Centers

ESEPOL 8895-35476 – Education Policy in Hell: Global Heating, Environmental Destruction & Racial Capitalism Go to School

Course Description: We focus on how climate change, environmental destruction, and racial capitalism are intersect in schools,and on avenues of activism and praxis to struggle against them.

Meeting times/location: Thursdays, 4:30-6:50 p.m. in Ramseyer 336


Instructor: Dr. Jan Nespor

Credits: 3

ESQUAL 8895 – Intersectionality in Qualitative Research

Course Description: This course introduces students to the historical, philosophical, and theoretical underpinnings of intersectional qualitative research. We will examine how race, gender, and other overlapping identities intersect with systems of power to shape our understandings of social phenomena. Students will be encouraged to contemplate intersectionality as a critical methodological tool and as a social justice intervention.

Meeting times/location: Thursdays, 4:30-6:50 p.m.


Instructor: Dr. Venus Evans-Winters

Credits: 3

Recommended for students currently taking a qualitative class this semester

ESHESA 8895 Seminar – Examining College Life through Film

Course Description: How students view and understand higher education is largely shaped by their exposure to popular culture, particularly films. The purpose of this course is to expose students to films that offer diverse representations of college life and higher education. In addition, the course is designed to challenge students to think about how various groups and issues are portrayed in film, the level of accuracy in these portrayals, and the implications for how such ultimately shape and influence people’s lived experiences.

Meeting times/location: Wednesdays, 3:40-5:30 p.m.

Online Synchronous

Instructor: Dr. Lori Patton Davis

Credits: 3