Are you interested in understanding and applying best practices for effective teaching and learning in a range of educational settings?
If you want to gain theoretical knowledge, understand how students of all ages and backgrounds learn best, and get practical, hands-on educational experience, earning a bachelor's degree in applied educational studies may be right for you.
Why choose applied educational studies?
As a major in this program, you will get a thorough background in the learning sciences by completing education, learning, literacy, human development, and related coursework. In addition, you will:
- Learn historical and contemporary educational theories, methods, and practices.
- Explore principles of learning and how to apply them in and out of the classroom.
- Develop research, logic, communication, collaborative problem-solving, and other applied skills that can be used in classroom and other educational settings.
- Complete a senior capstone project.
The program is designed for students who are interested in education-oriented careers, including those that go beyond becoming a licensed K-12 classroom teacher.
Many students who choose this major know that they want to continue their educations and earn a master's or doctoral degree in higher education administration, student affairs, or counseling.
Others want to work as:
- Preschool, elementary, middle, or high school program directors, counselors, administrators, or psychologists.
- Educational policy makers and analysts for local, state, and federal government agencies
- Corporate trainers who work in business settings to train new employees, teach new skills and systems to existing employees, and help ensure effective transitions to new technologies.
- Project or program managers for educational publishing or software firms.