Degree Requirements

Educational Studies Major

The Educational Studies major consists of nine courses:

PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology
EDUC 213The U.S. Education System
EDUC 249The Learner and the Teacher: Childhood
or EDUC 250 The Learner and the Teacher: Adolescence
PSYC 200Research Methods and Statistics
or EDUC 290 Qualitative Inquiry
EDUC 312Literacy and Learning: Theory and Practice
EDUC 390Critical Pedagogies
EDUC 421Senior Seminar (or two semesters of Senior Research)
And two Education electives, one of which must be cross-listed with Black Studies, Queer Studies, or Women's and Gender Studies.

Please note these prerequisites:

PSYC 200Research Methods and Statistics (Prerequisite PSYC 100)
EDUC 300Philosophy of Education (Prerequisite EDUC 213)
EDUC 390Critical Pedagogies (Prerequisite EDUC 213)
EDUC 330LGBTQ+ Identities In & Beyond Schools (Prerequisite EDUC 213 or QS 101)
EDUC 360History of African American Education (Prerequisite EDUC 213 or BLST 235)
EDUC 367Black America's Legal Struggle for Educational Equality (Prerequisite EDUC 213 or BLST 235)
EDUC 312Literacy and Learning: Theory and Practice (Prerequisite EDUC 249 or EDUC 250)
EDUC 421Senior Seminar (Prerequisite Senior Standing)

Students should complete a course trajectory plan and interview with department faculty before declaring the major; optimally this should occur by the end of the sophomore year. In addition, students must complete an approved internship, in schools or other educational settings.

Educational Studies Minor

The Educational Studies minor requires six courses, including:

  • PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology;
  • EDUC 213 - The U.S. Education System;
  • EDUC 390 - Critical Pedagogies.
  • And three Education electives, one of which must be cross-listed with Black Studies, Queer Studies, or Women's and Gender Studies.

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