The educational studies degree prepares you to lead learning experiences in a variety of environments outside the classroom. You’ll gain professional experience and learn how to impact education in your community.
Next start date: 05/18/2020
Total classes: 41
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Learning happens everywhere and at all ages. The educational studies degree prepares you to meet the unique needs of child and adult learners throughout your community. Through professional experiences and internships, you’ll learn how to facilitate learning experiences and become an effective educator.
In the educational studies major, you’ll take courses covering human development, learning methods and leadership. Advanced education courses will explore the role of education in society, the act of learning and your role as an educator. You’ll develop effective communication skills and master the design thinking process. This coursework will teach you how to frame problems in a human-centric way and craft innovative educational solutions.
As a part of the degree program, you’ll pick a complementary professional track in an industry outside of education. You’ll take additional courses in this area and learn how education can be used to address challenges in this industry. You’ll have the opportunity to apply this knowledge during three required internships. The focus of each internship will be to identify a problem and then work with a mentor to design and implement an education-focused solution.
Educational studies is a non-licensure education degree. The program provides opportunities for students who want to work in education, but do not want to be a classroom teacher. It’s ideal for anyone interested in improving workplaces and communities through best practices in education.
In the educational studies degree, you’ll learn educational concepts and explore how learning happens in real settings. Courses in the degree program explore timely topics such as the impact of technology, sustainability and social justice on education best practices. You’ll also take courses covering families and human development.
The interdisciplinary nature of this degree means you’ll have opportunities to tailor the program to match your interests. This includes choosing a track of courses outside of education that matches your career goals. Some possible tracks include: business, community health, family and human development, global studies, health innovations, organizational leadership, personal health, political science.
The educational studies degree will prepare you for jobs in a variety of learning environments. The internships in the degree program provide professional experience and will help you make connections in your community that may lead to employment after graduation.
The educational studies degree can prepare you for master’s in education programs that can lead to teacher certification. A graduate degree could also lead to a career in education policy or administration. Career examples for the educational studies degree include but are not limited to:
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include: