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 Modern 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.
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this program, students will:
1. Understand and utilize disciplinary research practices that are grounded in educational theory and philosophy;
2. Apply and practice cognitive and social learning theories in the varied social contexts of experiential education/praxis;
3. Demonstrate a cognizance of the impact of diversity, inclusion, and equity on uneven access to support and services as these occur within their chosen pathway or within internship experiences;
4. Synthesize, analyze and create artifacts that represent depth and breadth of lines of inquiry within the individual program of study in an appropriate form.
A Different Kind of EducatorClarice Contente, RWU Class of 2019
A degree in educational studies is quickly becoming recognized as a degree that opens doors to a wide variety of rewarding education-based careers outside of the classroom. It's why, for example, Clarice Contente - who hopes to start a career as a pediatric health care professional - chose it as her major.Read full story
Where are RWU Educational Studies Graduates?
- Teaching internationally (El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Bermuda)
- Working as child life specialists in hospitals
- Working in non-profits
- Working in early childhood education