The educational studies major focuses on both the art and science of instruction across a broad range of contexts. The influence of philosophy, sociology and psychology are examined to understand their impact on community engagement in today's world. This degree does not lead to K-12 teacher certification but focuses on a scholarly examination of learning and informal learning environments in classrooms, as well as informal educational settings within the larger community. This major is also appropriate for individuals interested in pursuing as emphasis in sustainability studies, international human rights, entrepreneurship or leadership.
Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the major philosophical and sociological perspectives concerning schooling.
- Understand and apply principles of developmental psychology to learners in formal and informal educational settings.
- Demonstrate familiarity with current issues in education.
- Understand and use research to evaluate educational practices.
- Explore options for applying their educational knowledge and skills in professional/occupational pursuits.
NOTE* The application is open