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 Policy Forum: January 25

January 14th, 2019

Jan 25th Ed Policy Forum Poster-1 All (current and future students, staff, faculty, community members) are invited to the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Program’s Policy Forum: Electoral and Educational Change? Education Policy at Local, State and National Levels. This event will take place at Galvin Auditorium at Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus, from 3-5 pm on […]


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 […]


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 PhD graduate receives prestigious Post-Doc Fellowship at Teachers College, Columbia University

CEPS PhD graduate receives prestigious Post-Doc Fellowship at Teachers College, Columbia University

September 20th, 2017

Dr. Michael Hines, a 2017 graduate of the CEPS PhD program, has received the prestigious Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship at Teachers College, Columbia University where he will be based in the History and Education Program. Hines’ research examines efforts by African-American teachers and activists to create alternative curricula in history and social studies during the early twentieth century.  Additional information […]


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.


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 #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 #052 – October 14, 2014

October 20th, 2014

Highlights include calls for papers from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), a forum on educational issues at DePaul’s college of Education, and job postings from Vanderbilt and Harvard.