The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) in Educational Studies is a degree option housed within the College of Education and Health Professions for any student who seeks to focus on the larger field of education, as opposed to the specific classroom teaching experience. Educational Studies focuses on the theory and practice of learning and teaching through a well-rounded approach to education in all aspects of community, non-profit, private and public education environments, not limited to traditional K-12 classrooms.
Students completing the B.S.E. in Educational Studies will have worked in a strong, interdisciplinary field constructed of courses offered in Educational Studies (EDST), Curriculum and Instruction (CIED), Counseling Education (CNED), Social Work (SCWK), as well as elective offerings through Psychology (PSYC), Sociology (SOCI), Recreation and Sports Management (RESM), and Public Health (PBHL). EDST B.S.E. graduates traditionally seek employment through non-profit educational services, private and/or charter school teaching, for-profit business educational services, community/government services, or academic graduate school placements.
A comparable graduate degree is the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) in Educational Studies
The Bachelor of Science in Education in Educational Studies (B.S.E.) is a customizable degree. It focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching. This degree, in itself, does not include licensure. Graduates will have the cognitive ability to apply teaching strategies to a variety of employers. With additional training and licensure, students can work in school settings.
Undergraduate Minor in Educational Studies
This 15 credit-hour course of study is open to any majors interested in education. It approaches the entire field from a non-centered perspective examining a variety of educational systems. The courses are designed to help students understand how systems of education affect communities, states and the nation in matters beyond teaching.