Oct 27, 2021
About the Program
The educational studies major is for those interested in a career in the field of education but not necessarily classroom teaching. This major is a non-teaching licensure program that provides a strong background in educational theory, practice and research. Research is conducted and disseminated on varied educational aspects of teaching, learning, and human development through discovery, teaching and engagement activities. Sample signature areas of discovery include:
- Using assistive technology to support school-based and community-based instruction for students with special needs.
- Developing effective instructional strategies in mathematics problem solving for students with learning disabilities.
- Developing identification tools and pedagogical models for underserved gifted and talented populations including students with diverse cultural backgrounds and children who live in poverty.
- Supporting motivation for and learning of science in young children including children from diverse cultural backgrounds and those living in poverty.
- Supporting students’ psychological well-being (e.g., coping with death and dying, suicide prevention, multicultural issues, adult attachment).
The General Education: Educational Studies Plan of Study outlines the required courses to complete the degree. For more information about the degree program, visit the COE Office of Advising and Recruiting.
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (30 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (45-46 credits)
Select One Course: Aesthetic Awareness
Select Two Courses: Race, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity
Select One Group of Courses
(UCC: Quantitative Reasoning)
English Literature Acceptable Course List
Movie and film courses are not accepted for the English literature requirement.
Electives (44-45 credits)
University Core Requirements
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
(See your advisor for other options in creating your GEES Educational Plan of Study.)
Spring 2nd Year
- EDST 20010 - Educational Policies And Laws - Foundational Course **
- Aesthetic Awareness Choice - Credit Hours: 3.00
- UCC: Science, Technology & Society Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
*= Satisfies a University Core Requirement
**= Education Courses - EDCI, EDPS and EDST (must earn a minimum grade of “C-“)
A 2.80 Graduation GPA with a “C-” or better in education courses (EDCI, EDPS, and EDST) required
32 credit hours at the 30000 level or above required
(The General Education: Educational Studies major is not a licensure program.)
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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