Jun 01, 2023  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Studies Major

The Educational Studies major provides students with a foundation in preparation for possible education-related careers outside of the field of traditional K-12 classrooms. Through course selection and possible minors, students design a focus relative to their career interests. This non-licensure major is also appropriate for those who desire an educational foundation to supplement their other majors or professional fields of study.

Using education as a lens, this major facilitates the development of the 21st century skills necessary for success in a variety of professions. Through the program students will:

  1. Explore and analyze issues faced by professionals working in various traditional and non-traditional educational settings.
  2. Understand the cultural influences of family, class, religion, language, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and school community on an individual’s educational opportunity.
  3. Identify personal and professional perspectives in multicultural and intercultural education.
  4. Understand and implement the methodological approaches used in educational research.
  5. Articulate the interrelationship between cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

The Educational Studies major provides students with an opportunity to gain a foundation in education. This major will also benefit students whose future careers require working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults outside of a traditional K-12 setting.

This 34-credit major provides a marketable complement to many majors and minors across campus. Educational Studies affords students who are interested in education an opportunity to enroll in foundational coursework. Please note that students who complete this major will not meet the competencies necessary to be endorsed for a Wisconsin teaching license. In the event that students decide to pursue a major in Elementary Education or Secondary Education, coursework from the major is applicable.