About CEPS

The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers an M.Ed., an M.A. as well as a Ph.D. degree. We also offer an undergraduate minor in Education Policy Studies. Faculty and students in the program use the tools of the social sciences and the humanities to study issues of educational policy and practice with an overarching emphasis on social justice.

CEPS 2015-2016 Course Offerings

April 21st, 2015

CEPS is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 academic year course offerings, which include advanced seminars on Justice and Education; Globalization, Knowledge & Education; and, Human Rights & Education.


Prof. Phillippo delivers guest lecture at Northwestern on School Choice

Prof. Phillippo delivers guest lecture at Northwestern on School Choice

April 10th, 2015

Professor Kate Phillippo, Associate Professor of Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, recently gave a guest lecture at Northwestern University as part of the Human Development and Social Policy Program Colloquium Series, where she spoke on “Competitive High School Choice: An Analysis of Developmental Stage-Policy Fit”.


CEPS Program Newsletter #057 — March 24, 2015

March 25th, 2015

Highlights include upcoming guest speakers Lawrence Benito and Ta-Nehisi Coates, summer job opportunities, and important dates and deadlines.


CEPS Program Newsletter #056-March 15, 2015

March 17th, 2015

Highlights of this edition include information on upcoming speakers Rebecca Adami, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Irving Epstein, as well as important dates, deadlines, and job opportunities.


Congratulations to Dr. John Laukaitis CEPS Alumnus on Book Publication

Congratulations to Dr. John Laukaitis CEPS Alumnus on Book Publication

March 15th, 2015

Dr. John J. Laukaitis, assistant professor of education at North Park University in Chicago and a graduate of Loyola’s Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Program has just published with SUNY Albany Press…


Dr. Rebecca Adami to give lecture on Women’s Role in the development of Human Rights  Wednesday March 18th, 6pm-7pm

Dr. Rebecca Adami to give lecture on Women’s Role in the development of Human Rights Wednesday March 18th, 6pm-7pm

March 12th, 2015

Rebecca Adami of Teachers College, Columbia University will be giving a lecture titled “Women’s Role in the Development of ‘Human Rights’” Wednesday March 18th, 6pm-7pm in Regents Hall, Lewis Towers 111 E Pearson Street. Professor Adami is a Fulbright Fellow and visiting scholar at the Department of Arts and Humanities, Teachers College as well as […]


CEPS Program Newsletter #055—February 12, 2015

February 12th, 2015

Highlights include information on the CEPS Visiting Speaker Series and upcoming conferences.


CEPS Program Newsletter #054–December 3, 2014

December 13th, 2014

Highlights include information on the newly redesigned CEPD M.Ed. degree, course offerings, important dates and deadlines, and upcoming events including the Chicago Curriculum Symposium.


CEPS Program Newsletter #053 – November 4, 2014

November 4th, 2014

Highlights include upcoming speakers and information on a conference on Theorizing Gun Violence being organized at Loyola by CEPS Prof. Amy Shuffelton


CEPS Alumnus Dr. Bruce Collet honored with LUC SOE Alumnus Award

CEPS Alumnus Dr. Bruce Collet honored with LUC SOE Alumnus Award

November 2nd, 2014

CEPS Professor Noah W. Sobe and CEPS Emeritus Professor Gerald Gutek with Dr. Bruce Collet (Bowling Green State University) On Saturday November 1st at the School of Education Alumni Brunch Dr. Bruce Collet a CEPS Alumnus was presented with Loyola University Chicago School of Education Outstanding Alumnus Award.  In recognizing Dr. Collet’s accomplishments and worthiness […]