The Educational Studies degree program is offered at the undergraduate level and provides a Bachelor’s of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree for candidates desiring to gain knowledge and experience working with students in grades K-12 and/or community work, but who do not want to obtain a professional teaching license. The program provides candidates insight on the processes of teaching and learning.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the major philosophical and sociological perspectives concerning schooling.
- Understand P-12 learner differences and ways to positively engage with P-12 learners.
- Explore a variety of pedagogical approaches and their purposes.
- Understand a variety of assessment practices.
- Demonstrate familiarity with current issues in education.
Cumulative GPA of 2.75
Grade of “C” or better in all education content courses
Dispositional Assessment: Candidate Disposition Inventory (CDI) from ED 2650 OR ED 2750
One of the following Reading scores:
o ACT Reading score of 22 or better
o SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 543 or better
o ETS Praxis Core Reading score of 168 or better
One of the following Math scores:
o ACT Math score of 22 or better
o SAT Math score of 533 or better
o ETS Praxis Core Math score of 162 or better
One of the following Writing scores:
o ACT Writing score of 6 or better (effective Fall 2021)
o SAT Essay-Writing Dimension score of 5 or better
o ETS Praxis Core Writing score of 165 or better
There are no new courses in this program. This program is comprised of existing courses within the B.S.Ed programs of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education P-5, Middle Childhood, and Intervention Specialist Education. Non-TED requirements are courses that already exists as part of majors/minors/certificates across campus. This program allows students to earn their bachelor’s degree without completing the requirements for teacher licensure, which include student teaching.