Some of the content on this website requires JavaScript to be enabled in your web browser to function as intended. While the website is still usable without JavaScript, it should be enabled to enjoy the full interactive experience.

Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Educational Studies|College of Education

Contact Us

Educational Studies
Dr. John Kambutu, Department Head/Associate Professor
Stephanie Ksionzyk
Office Associate, McWhinnie Hall, Room 213
Phone: 307-766-3130
Fax: 307-766-2018

Welcome to the Department of Educational Studies!

The Department of Educational Studies serves students who wish to pursue their teaching credential or an advanced degree in curriculum and instruction. In addition, the department houses the English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement/certificate program.

The curriculum for the teaching credential brings together courses offered in the academic areas of educational foundations (which usually includes educational history, sociology, and policy); teaching and learning; assessments; multicultural education; and educational psychology (including developmental psychology). Many of these interdisciplinary courses they are field-based, with students spending time in classroom, school, and community settings.

Courses offered by the department are aligned with the state of Wyoming's Professional Education Standards. Faculty members also engage students on issues of leadership, literacy, democracy, multiculturalism/diversity, special education, and technology. Alternative forms of authentic assessment are a key aspect of departmental courses.

The department also collaborates with Elementary and Secondary Education departments to offer graduate level courses in education leading to a Maters of Arts (M.A.), Doctorate in Education (Ed.D), and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  in Curriculum and Instruction.

Dr. John Kambutu, Department Chair/Associate Professor


or to contact the office:

Stephanie Ksionzyk
Office Associate
213 McWhinnie Hall
(307) 766-3130
For Graduate Programs, see the Curriculum & Instruction website


UW Colleges Honor Faculty and Staff Award Winners

May 12, 2014 — At the end of each academic year, University of Wyoming colleges recognize faculty and staff members for exemplary contributions and accomplishments.

UW in the News

May 5, 2014 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic Celebrates Grand Opening

March 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming today (Thursday) unveiled its new Literacy Research Center and Clinic, a state-of-the-art facility in the College of Education Annex that will support literacy initiatives across the state.

18th Annual Shepard Symposium at UW Focuses on Taking Courageous Action

March 26, 2014 — “Everyday Oppressions: Taking Courageous Action” is the theme for the 18th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice (SSSJ) April 2-5 at the University of Wyoming.

UW College of Education Revises Graduate Degree Option

February 24, 2014 — Doctoral students entering the University of Wyoming College of Education now have a more practitioner-focused option after a major revision to one of its two graduate program offerings.

UW College of Education Plans Research Symposium

February 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming College of Education Scholarship and Research Symposium, an annual event highlighting the scholarly work and accomplishments of faculty and graduate students, takes place Friday, March 7, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

UW Names Interim College of Education Dean

November 13, 2013 — A longtime professor in the University of Wyoming’s College of Education has been named interim dean of the college.

UW Counselor Education Graduate Student Receives National Fellowship

October 21, 2013 — April Mack, a University of Wyoming doctoral degree student in counseling education, has been selected as a 2013-14 Presidential Fellow by the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

UW Counselor Education Professor Receives National Fellowship

October 7, 2013 — Kara Carnes-Holt, assistant professor of counseling education in the University of Wyoming College of Education, has been selected as a 2013-14 Presidential Fellow by the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Expert on Learning, Neuroscience to Speak at UW Symposium

September 24, 2013 — A renowned researcher on the neuroscience of learning will visit the University of Wyoming Oct. 1-2 as the featured scholar at the College of Education’s 2013 Ellbogen Symposium for Teaching and Learning.

Share This Page:

Education Building

Education Building

Go for Gold!

Go for Gold!

Footer Navigation

University of Wyoming Medallion
1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071 // UW Operators (307) 766-1121 // Contact Us // Download Adobe Reader