Educational Studies is a non-licensure program providing foundational skills that focus on developing and applying teaching and learning practices in a variety of settings.
This major supports career exploration for those following a field of study allied with education. This may include:
- Corporate training and development
- Youth program directors
- Early childhood education and program administration
- Alternative education
- Career service professionals
- Religious education
- Mission work
- Preparation for advanced study in other fields
Students complete core EDU courses, including a Senior Capstone, combined with coursework in their chosen track. Potential tracks include: Business, CIS, Coaching, Corporate Training, Deaf Language and Culture, Environmental Education, Finance, Outdoor Leadership, Psychology, and Religious Studies. Please note, however, that this major is flexible to accommodate many self-designed tracks.
Upon completion of the academic degree in Educational Studies, the student will:
- Recognize and respond to bias and inequity no matter the vocational setting while concurrently learning to meet individual needs.
- Conceptualize and synthesize content knowledge with an emphasis on issues such as culture, values, technology, and reform. This includes technical and declarative knowledge in their field of study.
- Apply digital literacy frameworks to amplify their practice, engender digital citizenship and understand their own professional digital footprint.
- Engage in collaborative partnerships to hear from/learn from multiple perspectives to better understand and meet the needs in our region.
- Effectively create instructional conditions grounded in pedagogical content knowledge.
- Expand their reflective practice to address the ideas of inclusive excellence, collaboration, and professionalism.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Educational Studies major.
Major Credits: 51-55
Major Residency Credits: 16
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Required Courses
|EDU 1540||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDU 2210||Educational Psychology/Needs of Learners||4|
|EDU 2600||Instructional Planning & Management with Field Experience I||4|
|EDU 3100||Teaching for Inclusion & Equity||4|
|EDU 3250||Introduction to Special Education||4|
|EDU 4777||Topics in Education||4-8|
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, baccalaureate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements.
Total Credits: 128
Upper Division Credits: 42
Residency Requirement: 32
Minimum GPA: 2.0