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School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog 
School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Studies (B.S.) Non-Licensed

The Bachelors of Science in Education Studies degree is designed for students who begin as an education major and complete a significant portion of the program and then decide they do not want to continue to pursue a license in education. These students have an interest in professional positions in education but do not desire to be a licensed classroom teacher. This degree program can prepare students for educational careers such as paraprofessional, private preschool teacher, general school staff, educational publishing, and educational marketing.

Students interested in an Education Studies degree complete the Teacher Education Department admission and program requirements and must have prior approval from the Teacher Education Department before declaring the major. It is important for students to work with an advisor to customize the graduation program to attain future goals.

Program Requirements

I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits

II. General Education - 38 Credits

IV. Electives - 42 Credits

  • Education Electives 11 Credits
  • Education Electives (300-400) 9 Credits
  • Electives 10 Credits
  • Electives (300-400) 12 Credits

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201 or CHM 210), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.

Total - 125 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.