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Educational Studies

Students who have an interest in education but who do not seek credentials for classroom teaching may major in Educational Studies.

Students graduating with a B.A. or B.S. in Educational Studies will not be certified to teach. Instead, the major in Educational Studies can lead to careers such as educational paraprofessional, manager in an educational non-profit organization, education lobbyist, fundraiser, and recreation or fitness specialist.

Concentrations are available in Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Elementary Education, Physical Education, and Special Education.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education

In addition to the college general education requirements, the following courses are required for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing concentration: four semesters of American Sign Language (ASLA 100, 150, 200, 250); Deaf and Hard of Hearing 201, 232, 234, 240, 377, 383, 384, and 390; and ASLA 201 and 217.

Other required courses are Education 202, 225, and 237; Elementary Education 232 and 325; Secondary Education 311; Special Education 223, 323, and 360; biology with a lab; Physical Science 301; Psychology 201 and 242; Math 226; and Political Science 203 or History 201. The four semesters of ASL fulfill the language requirement for the B.A. degree.

Elementary Education

In addition to the college general education requirements, the following courses are required for the Elementary Education concentration: Education 202, 225, and 237 and Elementary Education 232, 238, 248, 304, 307, 308, 312, 315, 319, 325, 383, and 395. In certain cases, as determined by the faculty advisor, an internship in an educational setting (after school program, day care, or nursery school) may be substituted for Elementary Education 319.

Other required courses are biology with a lab, History 201, Math 226, Physical Education 103, Physical Science 301, Political Science 203, Psychology 201 and 242, and Special Education 223.

Physical Education

In addition to the college general education requirements, the following courses are required for the Physical Education concentration: Physical Education 101, 103, 210, 253, 254, 320, 352, 380, 382, 391, 408, and 409.

Other required courses are Biology 110 and 320; Psychology 201 and 242; Sport Management 101, 231, and 372; either Sport Management 360 or Management 317; and either Sport Management 370 or Business Administration 223.

Special Education

In addition to the college general education requirements, the following courses are required for the Special Education concentration: Special Education 223, 244, 310, 318, 323, 333, 335, 340, 344, 350, 354, and 360.

Other required courses are Education 202, 225, and 237; Elementary Education 232, 304, 308, 325, and 383; Secondary Education 311; biology with a lab; Math 226; Physical Science 301; Psychology 201 and 242; and Political Science 203 or History 201.