The educational studies major provides students 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, educational studies majors are prepared to participate in the decision making required as stakeholders in the educational processes within our society.
Educational studies majors choose one of two possible concentrations.
Concentration in Teaching and Learning
This concentration prepares students 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:
- educational policy
- educational funding
- school law