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Educational Studies

These undergraduate programs are for students interested in working with children outside the public schools. 

Early Education and Care leads to careers working with children from birth to eight. 

Community Education careers can involve working with children of any age, but most commonly involve school-age children. 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages prepares you to work in community and international settings supporting speakers of world languages in learning English. This is not a program that prepares you to be an ESL teacher in the public schools. 

The educational studies minor is for students majoring in any other content area who want a chance to explore the field of education without making the commitment of a full major.  

Degree Programs

  • Early Education and Care


    If you want to work with young children, early education and care prepares you to teach and lead in private daycare and preschool settings. Focus in areas such as leadership, literacy, early intervention, family integration and involvement, and early childhood policy.  

  • Community Education


    If you have a drive towards education but want to fulfill it through working in the outdoors, in out-of-school programming, museum, hospital, or other community setting, this internship intensive option may be the right fit for you. 

  • Educational Studies


    Students who are interested in a minor in education, but not currently pursuing teacher licensure, may select any 15 education credits in consultation with an advisor to complete the educational studies minor.

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