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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 education, 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: 127

    Freshman - Credits: 33

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Elective (Cr: 3)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Elective  (Cr:3)
    • 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)
    • 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
    • HMS 100 - Introduction to Human Services (Cr: 3)
      or
    • PSY 100 - General Psychology (Cr: 3)
      or
    • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Cr: 3)

    Sophomore - Credits: 32

    • Language or International Studies Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Technology or Computer Science Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • BUS or CMM or LST Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Electives   (Cr: 6)
    • ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
    • ED 290 - Topics in Education (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 Elective (Cr: 6)
      (above the 100 level)
    • Education Elective   (Cr: 3)
    • English/Writing Designated Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Electives   (Cr: 9)
      (one must be at the 200 level or above, and one must be at the 300 level or above)
    • ED 290 - Topics in Education (Cr: 3)
      Students take two sections of this course for a total of 6 credits
    • ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
    • ENG 312 - Literature for Children (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement

    Senior - Credits: 31

    • General Education Elective   (Cr: 3)
    • Education Elective   (Cr: 3)
    • Electives   (Cr: 6)
      (one must be at the 300 level or above)
    • EC 400 - Senior Transition (Cr: 1)
    • LSE 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • LSE 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • LSE 490 - Senior Thesis II (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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