Online Bachelor of Arts in Education in Educational Studies
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: 01/09/2023
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.
What is an educational studies degree?
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.
Jobs for educational studies degree holders
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:
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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