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 Newsletter 85–December 2018

December 11th, 2018

————————————————————- Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago ————————————————————- CEPS Students and Alumni, I hope that this newsletter finds each of you well. For students among us, I wish each of you the best as the semester winds down. We look forward to welcoming new CEPS M.Ed. and M.A. students next semester, and to […]


CEPS Program Newsletter #084– October 22, 2018

October 24th, 2018

————————————————————- Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago ————————————————————- CEPS Students and Alumni, I hope this note finds each of you enjoying Autumn. I am proud to share news of CEPS’ activity on many fronts: we have an active CEPS student reading group that meets next week, and are joined by Fulbright students from […]


Prof. Chris Higgins to speak on purposes of higher education

Prof. Chris Higgins to speak on purposes of higher education

October 20th, 2018

The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program is pleased to welcome Prof. Chris Higgins, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who will speak at Loyola on Friday, November 2, at 4 pm.  The title of his talk will be “Humane Callings: Making a Place for True Vocational Development in the Modern Multiversity.” 


CEPS Faculty and Graduate Students lead in Philosophy of Education

CEPS Faculty and Graduate Students lead in Philosophy of Education

October 15th, 2018

On the last weekend of September, just as the first autumn gusts began to shake the changing leaves in lovely wooded Nashville, Indiana, Loyola SOE graduate students from the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) program descended upon the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) annual conference. The lovely Seasons Lodge in Nashville brimmed […]


CEPS Newsletter, September 27, 2018

September 27th, 2018

————————————————————- Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago ————————————————————- CEPS Students and Alumni , I hope that this year has gotten off to a productive start for each of you and that you are enjoying Autumn in Chicago. This newsletter is intended to help you stay informed of learning and work opportunities locally and […]


Welcome (back) to CEPS!

September 14th, 2018

Hello, I hope that everyone has had a good start to the academic year. Please join me in welcoming Valerie Collier, our new Program Coordinator, to CEPS. She is a highly experienced Program Coordinator for other School of Education programs, but we are just now getting the opportunity to work with her. Please stay tuned […]


CEPS Program Newsletter #082– April 4, 2018

April 11th, 2018

————————————————————- Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago ————————————————————- CEPS Students and Alumni – Congratulations to all who recently presented at conferences or who are heading to AERA the week after next. Fall registration opens April 12th, please see information on CEPS Fall courses [A1] and consult with your advisor. All continuing students are […]


CEPS Fall 2018 Graduate Course Offerings

April 11th, 2018

2018 FALL SEMESTER CEPS GRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS: ELPS 405 Intro to Educational Policy (Sobe) WTC, Mondays 7:00-9:30 ELPS 410 Sociology of Education (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 4:15-6:45 ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Shuffelton) WTC, Wednesdays 7:00-9:30 ELPS 500 Seminar in Current Literature: Race and Schools (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 In this seminar-style course, we will explore […]


CEPS Program Newsletter #081– March 15, 2018

March 19th, 2018

————————————————————- Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago ————————————————————- CEPS Students and Alumni – For many of us this is a very active season of conferences and we wish luck to everyone heading to Mexico City, New York, staying in Chicago or heading to other places to present their work. Current students should be […]


CEPS Faculty on Gun Violence in American Schools

CEPS Faculty on Gun Violence in American Schools

February 26th, 2018

CEPS faculty members address the problem of gun violence in American schools in recent publications.  Professor Kate Phillippo, together with Loyola School of Social Work Professor Michael Kelly have just published a blog post on SSWN, a resource for school social workers, titled “Calling B.S. On Current School Safety Efforts: Legislators, Not Educators, Must Act […]