The Education Studies department deeply values the experiences Skidmore students have
by engaging in off-campus study opportunities. Students who intend to declare an Education
Studies major are encouraged to discuss their plans with a member of the department
in their first year. EDS majors typically study off-campus during the spring of their
sophomore year or the fall of their junior year.
EDS majors and minors may choose any off-campus opportunity that meets their interests and educational goals. The department has identified particular programs that allow students to study education in other national contexts and even experience schooling in these countries. For example, the ASE program in Bath and DIS in Copenhagen provide particular opportunities related to education and schooling. EDS majors cannot substitute these off-campus courses for major requirements; however, many of these courses can be approved for credit toward the EDS minor.