Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Applied Educational Studies

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.

Career Paths

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.


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