Education Studies Major

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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 and Learning; Equity and Educational Change; or Social Entrepreneurship and Education.

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

Course Requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to apply critical frameworks to analyze diverse education issues and the complex interactions that occur between youth, families, schools, communities, policymakers, and other pertinent stakeholders.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate oral and written communication skills that allow for effective advocacy and collaboration with youth, families, and communities.
  • Students will be able to design community-based research projects on education topics that demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of community-based research.

Education Career Pathways Outside of K-12 Teaching


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

Education Studies majors are also well-positioned to pursue graduate programs in education-related fields. Our graduates have successfully matriculated into Masters of Education degrees in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Comparative and International Education, and Teaching and Learning programs at leading universities.

Reach out to learn about the possibilities of choosing a career in education, education policy, and more.