Educational Studies

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Are you interested in working with children or youth but not interested in earning teacher certification? Then consider an Educational Studies major or minor!

An Educational Studies major or minor allows a student to find a career path outside of the traditional classroom.
What can I do with a major or minor in Educational Studies?
  • Work with youth organizations, child care and after school programs, youth ministry, youth services, and educational institutions such as museums. Consider adding a related disciplinary major or minor.
  • Attend graduate school programs in related fields for which education is an appropriate field of study but for which teacher certification is not required, such as school psychology, counseling, or educational policy. Check potential graduate programs for requirements.
  • Attend graduate school in any field and benefit from the experience and knowledge of teaching and learning when seeking teaching assistantship positions. Consider a second disciplinary major that you are interested in pursuing further.

Highlights and Graduate Success

Those pursuing an Educational Studies major complete an internship that becomes an important part of their program, linking coursework and work experience in ways that meet their personal interests and career goals.

Recent and planned student internships include: school speech and language, outdoor education, guidance counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis, early childhood teaching, foster care/child protective services, occupational therapy, museum curation, camp counseling, zoo education programming, and student ministry.

The program is new, but recent graduates have gone on to graduate studies in the following fields: Historic Preservation (Masters Program,) Speech and Language Pathology (Masters Program,) and School Psychology (Ph.D. program)

Other graduates have gone directly into work in their area of interest, including: Applied Behavior Analysis, early childhood teaching, and occupational therapy.