The educational studies major will provide you with the opportunity to study the discipline of education as it relates to other liberal arts disciplines. Educational studies fosters within students a deep understanding of the complexity of education and schooling as well as an ability to think critically about the ways in which education intersects with a broad range of social, cultural, political and economic forces.
Using multiple lenses to study the psychological and social foundations of education in both contemporary and historical contexts, as an educational studies major you will be prepared to participate in the decision making required as a stakeholder in the educational processes within our society.
Concentration in Teaching and Learning
This concentration prepares you for:
teaching in private schools
teaching in non-school settings such as museums, child care centers, environmental centers
post-baccalaureate or graduate teacher certification programs
graduate studies in fields such as educational psychology, school psychology, guidance counseling
Concentration in Education and Society
This concentration provides a foundation for those with career or graduate studies interests in areas related to:
John's Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Rhode Island
Explo at Yale
Loomis Chaffee School
Oregon State Senate
“The professors within the educational studies department are so caring and genuinely want to get to know each of the students involved in the program. I have made so many friends within the major and feel extremely supported by the faculty”