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 & 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.

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