Choosing to study education at Colby means exploring the complex relationship between individuals and the diverse social and cultural contexts in which they learn and grow.

The Education Program encourages a broad liberal arts approach to educational theory, research, and practice, informed by a commitment to social justice and an understanding of the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression in schools and society. Colby is one of the few liberal arts colleges that offers a major in educational studies. Students may also minor in education, and if they complete Colby’s professional certification program they can become public school teachers.

Virtually all courses in the program include the opportunity to work with children and youth in greater Waterville in service learning and civic engagement projects. Numerous opportunities are also available to collaborate with program faculty on cutting-edge educational research.