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.

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CEPS Movie Night: JOSHUA: Teenager vs. Superpower

CEPS Movie Night: JOSHUA: Teenager vs. Superpower

January 29th, 2019

Please join us (non CEPS students welcome as well) for CEPS Movie Night on February 5 from 7 pm until about 9 pm, in Corboy Hall, L14 (lower level). We will be watching the 2017 film, Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (2017). Hosted by Prof. Kate Phillippo; Appetizers and beverages will be served.   “A rousing […]


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 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 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 […]


Forum: Education Policy in the Trump Presidency, One Year In (January 26, 2018 – 3-5pm)

Forum: Education Policy in the Trump Presidency, One Year In (January 26, 2018 – 3-5pm)

January 6th, 2018

Please attend the Cultural and Education Policy Studies Education Policy Forum on “Education Policy in the Trump Presidency, One Year In” featuring Miranda Johnson (Law School) talking on Civil Rights and K-12 Students, Amy Shuffelton (CEPS / School of Education) talking on Sexual Harassment and Title IX, Demetri Morgan (Higher Education / School of Education) […]


CEPS 2015-2016 Course Offerings

September 5th, 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.


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…


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 […]


Faculty Grant-Funded Research

October 5th, 2014

In recent months faculty members in the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program have received an impressive set of grant funding to support a variety of research projects….


Theory & Method Reading Group

May 4th, 2014

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 (LSC Info Commons Room 105) – Aihwa Ong, “A Milieu of Mutations: The Pluripotency and Fungibility of Life in Asia,” East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal (2013) 7: 69-85.