Educational Studies

A degree in Educational Studies from RWU opens the door to a variety of rewarding teaching careers outside of the classroom, such as family and child services, program development, community outreach and educational publishing. Through coursework, internships and service projects, you’ll examine the roles that teaching, learning, education policy and community organizations play in our society and culture.

In the Educational Studies major, students are prepared for productive careers and future study in a field committed to serving the larger community. Students in the Educational Studies major have a wide range of career and advanced education options in non-profit, corporate, as well as educational settings. An exciting element of the Educational Studies major is the opportunity it provides students to combine strong content background through required coursework and a core concentration with flexibility in participation in community service and internships, research, and intercultural exploration through education and other electives. For example, a student may choose the Foreign Language and Culture Concentration which affords him or her immersion in global and multicultural perspectives. The student may also choose among electives in educational research, content, pedagogy, and service that draw from a range of interdisciplinary areas. Students are not prepared for a teaching certificate in this major.

Degree Requirements

The Educational Studies Major

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An exciting element of the Educational Studies major is the opportunity it provides students to combine strong content background through required coursework and a core concentration with flexibility in participation in community service and internships, research, and intercultural exploration through education and other electives. For example, a student may choose the Foreign Language and Culture Concentration which affords him or her immersion in global and multicultural perspectives. The student may also choose among electives in educational research, content, pedagogy, and service that draw from a range of interdisciplinary areas. Students are not prepared for a teaching certificate in this major.

Required Courses

SubjectNumberTitle
EDU200Foundations of Education
EDU202Psychology of Learning
EDU308Technology and Education
EDU310Curriculum Studies
EDU312Introduction to Educational Research
EDU314Applied Internship in Education I
EDU316Classrooms as Communities
EDU318Educational Reform and Policy
EDU330Issues in Multicultural Education
EDU332Responding to Diverse Learners
EDU452Applied Internship in Education II
EDU453Senior Thesis Seminar

Select 9 additional credits in EDU or other approved Electives

The Educational Studies Minor

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SubjectNumberTitle
EDU200Foundations of Education
EDU202Psychology of Learning
EDU308Technology and Education
EDU310Curriculum Studies
EDU330Issues in Multicultural Education
and
One course from the following list
EDU312Introduction to Educational Research
EDU314Applied Internship in Education I
EDU316Classrooms as Communities
EDU318Educational Reform and Policy
EDU332Responding to Diverse Learners

To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.