Educational Studies

Explore Issues in Education

As a graduate student in the Ph.D. with a major in Educational Studies program at Union Institute & University, you will dive in to these issues with a focus on social justice in pre-k-12 and higher education. Our distance education program takes an interdisciplinary approach, challenging you to think about issues across the educational spectrum. From multiculturalism to educational law and policy, Union prepares you to understand issues from all viewpoints so you can join the individuals working to solve them.

Careers of our Educational Studies Graduates



Higher Education





advocacy & policy

Skills & Benefits

applying your degree to your experience

Applied & Academic Skills
  • Articulate various ways the meaning and purposes of education have been and continue to be socially constructed.
  • Explain power dynamics within educational institutions and systems, particularly in relation to marginalized people engaging those educational institutions and systems.
  • Situate your philosophical views on education within extant discourses and articulate various perspectives on ethics and social justice within the educational sphere.

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