Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Transformative Educational Studies

Make the World More Just.

You will study the fundamental educational questions arising during this moment of social and educational transformation. Students will learn to reflect on the direction and purpose of their own education. You will also learn how to make authentic contributions to improve the quality of human experience and make society more just. 



Our Transformative Educational Studies program features coursework that covers leading theories and strategies in Curriculum, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Global Perspectives, and Formative Education.

Focus on key questions impacting education:

  • What does it mean to be an educated person?
  • Is schooling primarily a force for social reproduction or social change?
  • How will education evolve in light of paradigmatic shifts in the nature of technology and media, literacy and work?
  • What type of learning leads to personal and social transformation?
  • How will education respond to contemporary social, environmental, and health crises?
  • What does it mean to be an educator?
  • How to serve diverse and increasingly globalized student populations?


  • Courses: 10 
  • Credits: 30 



  • English Teacher, King Philip High School
  • History Teacher, Virginia Public Schools
  • Science Teacher, Uncommon Schools
  • Science Teacher, Cristo Rey Boston High School
  • Physics Teacher, Acton-Boxborough High School
  • Associate General Counsel, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • ESL Tutor and Administrative Assistant, Chongro Overseas Educational Institute
  • ELA Teacher, Sharon Public Schools
  • English Teacher, St. Joseph's Preparatory High School

Career paths chosen by previous graduates of the TCS Department.

The Transformative Educational Studies major is designed for students who are interested in careers in education such as policy analysis, educational consulting, training and knowledge-transfer programs, professional development, executive coaching and classroom teaching, but who either do not need—or plan to defer—licensure.