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Education Major/Educational Studies Concentration (B.A.)

The Educational Studies concentration prepares students for a variety of jobs, including work in day care centers, private schools, and other positions that do not require state licensure. Through required liberal arts courses students gain content knowledge in math, science, children’s literature and history.

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The Educational Studies concentration prepares students for a variety of jobs, including work in day care centers, private schools, and other positions that do not require state licensure. Through required liberal arts courses students gain content knowledge in math, science, children’s literature and history. Education courses focus on curriculum theory and design, special needs, instructional technology, and key concepts and thinkers in the field. Non-licensure students complete a semester-long internship instead of student teaching. The Educational Studies concentration does not require the MTEL and the curriculum is more flexible then the licensure programs. Note: The Educational Studies concentration does not lead to public school licensure or certification.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 127

 

Freshman - Credits: 35

  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Liberal Studies Elective 1   (Cr: 3)
BIO 115/115L - Biosphere and Lab (Cr: 4)
EC 101 - Endicott Transitions (Cr: 1)
ED 101 - Introduction to Education (Cr: 3)
ED 102 - Curriculum Theory and Instruction (Cr: 3)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
HST 101 - Western Civilization I (Cr: 3)
HST 102 - Western Civilization II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies World Cultures General Education Requirement INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)
MTH 106 - Principles of Mathematics for Educators I (Cr: 3)
or MTH 107 - Principles of Mathematics for Educators II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement PHY 116/116L - Nature of the Universe and Lab (Cr: 4)
Satisfies Science and Technology General Education Requirement

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Education Concentration Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Liberal Studies Elective 2   (Cr: 3)
ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
ED 210 - Integrating Technology into the Classroom (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
POL 213 - American Government and Politics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Global Issues General Education Requirement PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
or PSY 204 - Child Growth and Development (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Individual and Society General Education Requirement

Junior - Credits: 30

  • General Education Elective above the 100 level  (Cr:6)
  • Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Education Concentration Electives  (Cr: 6)
  • Liberal Studies Elective 3   (Cr: 3)
ED 339 - Designing and Assessing Teaching and Learning (Cr: 3)
ENG 226 - Early American History and Literature (Cr: 3)
ENG 312 - Literature for Children (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement

Senior - Credits: 30

  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Liberal Studies Elective 4   (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
LSE 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
LSE 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
LSE 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: )

Liberal Studies Electives 1 & 2: Social Sciences

Choose two courses from the following areas. At least one needs to be at the 300 level or above:

Communication
Criminal Justice
Economics
Geography
Human Services
International Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Liberal Studies Electives 3 & 4: Arts & Humanities

Choose two courses from the following areas.  At least one needs to be at the 300 level or above:

American Studies
Arabic
Art 
Chinese
Dance
Drama
English
French
History
Liberal Studies
Music
Philosophy 
Religion
Spanish 

Educational Studies Electives

Choose four (4) from the following:

ABA 280 - Introduction to the Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (Cr: 3)
ABA 310 - Assessment in Behavior Analysis (Cr: 3)
ABA 332 - Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis (Cr: 3)
ABA 345 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (Cr: 3)
ED 201 - Foundations of Reading (Cr: 3)
ED 207 - Strategies of Teaching Early Childhood Curriculum (Cr: 3)
ED 208 - Early Childhood Numeracy (Cr: 3)
ED 215 - Creative Arts in the Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms (Cr: 3)
ED 220 - Strategies of Teaching in the Elementary Classroom (Cr: 3)
ED 221 - Emergent Literacy Instruction (Cr: 3)
ED 229 - Literacy Methods (Cr: 3)
ED 230 - The Early Childhood Pedagogy of Reggio Emilia, Italy (Cr: 3)
ED 240 - Literacy in the Content Areas (Cr: 3)
ED 290 - Topics In Education (Cr: 3)
ED 310 - The Power of Play in the Classroom (Cr: 3)
ED 330 - Sheltered English Immersion Teacher’s Endorsement Course (Cr: 3)
ED 340 - Global Consciousness through Children's Literature (Cr: 3)
ED 380 - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas (Cr: 3)
PE 205 - Strategies in Physical Education (Cr: 3)

Learning Objectives

Students will demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.

Students will communicate effectively in written form following the academic conventions of the discipline. 

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the field of education including the areas of historic and current trends, assessment, special needs, psychology and technology

Students will apply their learning to multiple field experiences in a variety of educational settings.

Internships

Endicott Education students complete two internships during their freshman and sophomore years. Senior year students complete a full semester internship in an educational setting. A Coordinator of Field Placements works individually with all students to secure outstanding field placement sites.

Careers

The educational studies concentration prepares students for a variety of jobs, including work in day care centers, private schools, and other positions that do not require state licensure.
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