The Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program is built around three mutually-informing pursuits: the interdisciplinary study of learning as a central human and cultural activity; the investigation of the politics of schooling as a powerful source of personal and societal development; and the preparation of lifelong teachers, learners, and researchers. Students who complete one of the Education Program options are prepared to become leaders and change agents in whatever professional and human activities they pursue.

Education courses at the College are designed according to the premises that people learn through action and reflection, dialogue and silence, collaboration and struggle. Faculty members also recognize that different people learn in different ways, and professors strive to tap students' multiple intelligences by including visual, musical, dramatic, and other forms of exploration and expression to structure, extend, and enrich students' inquiry and equip them to do the same with those they serve.