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Education Studies Major

Careers for Education Studies Majors

Admissions Counselor
Chief Learning Officer
College Administrator
Community Organizer
Community Outreach Specialist
Community School Coordinator
Educational Policy Advocate
Education Entrepreneur
Grant Manager/Liaison
Homeless Liaison
Museum Educator
Partnership Coordinator
Recreation Worker
Research/Data Analyst
Volunteer Coordinator
Youth Services Program Director

Not all learning takes place in schools.

The Bachelor of Science in Education Studies is designed for students who desire a career in education outside the classroom.  Since education studies is not tied to teacher certification students have the flexibility to explore a wide range of education topics.  The core curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in education including research and discussion of youth, families, health, wellness and justice issues.  Tailored to meet your interests, we offer the following concentration areas:  Creativity, Innovation & Learning; Disability Studies & Education; Sexuality, Education & Society; Equity & Educational Change; or Critical Youth Studies.

In addition, the program requires students to complete a capstone experience.

Required Core Curriculum

EDL 203 – Introduction to Critical Youth Studies

EDL 204 – Sociocultural Foundations of Education (MPF – IC)

EDL 224 – Education Policy in the United States

EDL 312 – Foundations of Education in Global Contexts

EDL 318 – Curriculum & Teacher Leadership

EDL 382 – Community-Based Research & Learning in Ed (SL)


Choose from 1 of 5 Concentrations (18 Credits)