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Educational Studies Concentration

  • Program Overview

    Educational Studies: Outstanding preparation for careers that do not require state licensure, including work in day care centers, private schools, experiential education settings, and more.

     As a liberal studies/education major with a concentration in educational studies, you will enjoy a flexible program that allows you to tailor your coursework to your interests.

    Through liberal arts core courses, you will 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. This concentration does not lead to Massachusetts licensure, so MTEL preparation is not a part of the curriculum. As such, your field experience will culminate in a semester-long internship in a setting of your choosing, instead of student teaching. You will also complete internships during your freshman and sophomore years that allow you to build a resume and explore your interests. At Endicott, our director of field placements will work with you individually to secure quality field placements that will help you reach your academic and career goals.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 126

     

    Freshman - Credits: 33

    • Liberal Studies Elective 1   (Cr: 3)
    • Electives   (Cr: 6)
    • BIO 115/115L - Biosphere and Lab (Cr: 4)
      or
    • PHY 116/116L - Nature of the Universe and Lab (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies Science and Technology General Education Requirement
    • ED 101 - Introduction to Education (Cr: 3)
      or
    • ED 125 - Approaches to Secondary Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 102 - Curriculum Theory and Instruction (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • HST 101 - Western Civilization I (Cr: 3)
      or
    • HST 102 - Western Civilization II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies World Cultures General Education Requirement
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
    • 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

    Sophomore - Credits: 32

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Education Concentration Electives   (Cr: 6)
    • Liberal Studies Elective 2   (Cr: 3)
    • Electives   (Cr: 6)
    • 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: 31

    • General Education Electives (above the 100 level) (Cr:6)
    • Education Concentration Electives  (Cr: 6)
    • Liberal Studies Elective 3   (Cr: 3)
    • Electives   (Cr: 6)
    • ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
    • ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (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

    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Electives   (Cr: 3)
    • Liberal Studies Elective 4   (Cr: 3)
    • ED 325 - Clinical Approaches to Children with Disabilities (Cr: 3)
      or
    • ED 430 - Differentiated Instruction (Cr: 3)
    • LSE 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • LSE 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • LSE 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    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:

    Applied Behavior Analysis
    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 145 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (Cr: 3)
    • ED 201/201L - Foundations of Reading and Field Experience (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 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 240/240L - Literacy in the Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • ED 290 - Topics In Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 310 - The Power of Play in the Classroom (Cr: 3)
    • ED 325 - Clinical Approaches to Children with Disabilities (Cr: 3)
      or
    • ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion (Cr: 3)
    • ED 430 - Differentiated Instruction (Cr: 3)
    • ED 340 - Global Consciousness through Children's Literature (Cr: 3)
    • ED 380 - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • PE 205 - Strategies in Physical Education (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the educational studies concentration program, students will:

    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
    • Communicate effectively in written form following the academic conventions of the discipline. 
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the field of education including the areas of historic and current trends, assessment, special needs, psychology and technology.
    • Apply their learning to multiple field experiences in a variety of educational settings.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step.

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