Educational Studies

Education is a rich and varied field that extends beyond the field of classroom instruction.

The skills honed by trained educators—communication, leadership, conflict resolution, collaboration, adaptability and patience—are in high demand across fields, as are the characteristics of an engaging and inspiring presence, a lifelong love of learning and a desire to determine and exchange best practices.

For students interested in a broader impact on the education industry, a degree in educational studies will prepare you for in-demand and influential roles in curriculum design and development, school administration and management, and educational policy at the local, state and federal government levels. Outside of education, these sought-after skills can be applied to training and development roles and human resources functions at companies and organizations of all sizes and in any industry.

Major Requirements

View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a Major in Educational Studies

Required courses:

  • EDUC1111 Great American Experiment: Education for All in a Diverse Society (SA) (SS) (SJ) 
  • EDUC2111 Learning, Teaching and the Elementary Curriculum or EDUC2311 Learning, Teaching, and the Secondary Curriculum 
  • ­PSYCH2303 Child Development or PSYCH2403 Adolescent Development (SA) (SS) 
  • EDUC3210 Politics of Education Policy
  • IDS4194 Education Capstone Internship

Choose an additional five courses from the list below, one of which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level:

  • ART3501 Methods and Materials Teaching Art
  • EDUC2202 Practical Music Skills
  • EDUC2212  Teaching All students  Grades 1-6
  • EDUC2213 Teaching All Students Grades 5-12
  • EDUC3211 Literacy Methods I      
  • EDUC3213 Math Methods for Elementary Grades
  • EDUC3212 Literacy Methods II      
  • EDUC3215 Exploration in Science
  • EDUC3300 Sheltered English Instruction: Teaching English Language Learners
  • EDUC3311 Managing the Classroom Learning Environment
  • EDUC3313 Math Methods for Middle/HS
  • EDUC3314 Science Methods Middle and High School
  • EDUC3317 Spanish Methods – Middle and High School
  • EDUC3318 English Instructional Methods Grades 5-12
  • EDUC3467 Educating Diverse Students
  • EDUC4491 Teaching Students with Disabilities for General Education Professionals
  • EDUC4493 Literacy and Language Development for English Learners
  • ENGL3307 Survey of Literature for Children
  • PSYCH2203 Social Psychology
  • PSYCH3210 Child Psychopathy

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