The Education Studies Major is an interdisciplinary major designed for those who would like to apply educational theory in a manner outside the K-12 classroom setting. This major provides a background in education paired with concentrated coursework in social justice, learning or policy. A minor in educational studies is also available consisting of a cluster of Education coursework that could provide a background in educational theory to support major coursework. This major and/or minor in Educational Studies does not lead to certification and/or obtaining a K-12 teaching credential. Admittance to the Education program is not required. The introductory courses parallel the elementary education and secondary education majors so students can have flexibility between the certification and educational studies pathways up to the time of admission into the program.
Education Studies Major: Education courses: 221; 231; 252; 330; 461.
Plus - students will select one of the three themes:
- Social Justice: EDU 240; SOC 164; SOC 228; SOC 318. *
- Learning: EDU 240; EDU 226; PSY 162; PSY 231 or PSY 233. *
- Policy: EDU 254; PLS 161; PLS 213; one additional PLS course at the 200 level or above. *
Cognate courses: PSY 111 and PSY 244
Total of 11 units + comprehensive exam with passing grade of C or above
*We encourage students to petition SAAC with other courses that relate to these themes.
Education Studies Minor: EDU 221; EDU 231; EDU 252; PSY 111; PSY 244; and SOC 164.
Total of 6 minor courses
Interested students should contact Dr. Dustin Bailey, Education Department Head at firstname.lastname@example.org