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
EDUC 312Literacy and Learning: Theory and Practice
EDUC 390Critical Pedagogy: Gender, Race and Class in U.S. Education
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 100 - Introduction to Psychology for PSYC 200 - Research Methods and Statistics; EDUC 213 - The U.S. Education System for EDUC 390 - Critical Pedagogy: Gender, Race and Class in U.S. Education; EDUC 249 - The Learner and the Teacher: Childhood or EDUC 250 - The Learner and the Teacher: Adolescence for EDUC 312 - Literacy and Learning: Theory and Practice; and senior standing for EDUC 421 - Senior Seminar.

Students should complete a course trajectory plan, educational philosophy, 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;
  • and EDUC 390 - Critical Pedagogy: Gender, Race and Class in U.S. Education.
  • 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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