Students with an Educational Studies major or minor can pursue careers in informal learning environments (e.g., recreational programs, zoos, museums, ecology centers) as well as a wide range of non-profit organizations and foundations. Educational Studies majors are also positioned to complete graduate or professional programs in disciplines such as educational policy, psychology, counseling, social work, communications, organizational leadership, teaching, higher education, or law, among others. Students who select the major must complete the following components:

  1. The University Core of Common Studies (UCCS).
  2. The College of Education core requirements.
  3. An academic major from the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences or the Diederich College of Communication.

Students who intend to complete the Educational Studies major or minor through the Marquette University College of Education are strongly encouraged to meet with the assistant dean of undergraduate advising and student services in the Office of Teacher Education as early as possible to avoid delays in their program.

Educational Studies Major

Required Courses:
EDUC 1210Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 1220Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2227Introduction to Learning and Assessment3
EDUC 4240Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues3
EDUC 4540Philosophy of Education3
EDUC 4953Seminar in Educational Studies 3
EDUC 4986Senior Internship I3
EDUC 4987Senior Internship II3
MANA 3035Diversity in Organizations3
Elective Course:3
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Communication and Urban Families
Literacy in the Content Areas
Methods of Teaching Children/Youth with Exceptional Needs
Learning and Linguistic Diversity
Methods of Teaching Bilingual-Bicultural Learners
Behavior and Organization
Business and Organizational Psychology
The Family
Social Problems in Urban Society
Urban Sociology
Introduction to Social Welfare and Justice
Immigrants and their Communities
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice
Total Credit Hours30

Typical Program for Educational Studies Major:

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BIOL 1009 or ARSC 1020 (UCCS (SN))3-4PHYS 1009 or ARSC 10213-4
ENGL 1001 (UCCS (R))3ENGL 1002 (UCCS (R))3
FOLA 1001/10034FOLA 10024
THEO 1001 (UCCS (T))3HIST 1301, 1401, or 1501 (UCCS (HCS))3
EDUC 1210 (UCCS (DC))3EDUC 12203
 16-17 16-17
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
HIST 1001, 1002, or 11013UCCS-Ind. & Social Behavior3
MATH 1700 (UCCS (MR))3PHIL 1001 (UCCS (HNE))3
EDUC 22273Educational Studies Elective3
Major3Major3
Major3Major3
Service Learning Service Learning 
 15 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHIL 2310 (UCCS (HNE))3UCCS-Literature / Performing Arts3
THEO Second-level (UCCS (T))3EDUC 42403
MANA 30353Major3
Major3Major3
Major3Elective3
Service Learning  
 15 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EDUC 45403EDUC 49533
EDUC 49863EDUC 49873
Fine Arts Elective3Elective3
Major3Elective3
Major3Elective3
 15 15
Total credit hours: 122-124

Educational Studies Minor

Students interested in a minor in Educational Studies should consult the assistant dean of the College of Education Undergraduate Advising and Student Services. The Educational Studies minor requires 18 credit hours: Two courses (EDUC 1210 Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society, EDUC 1220 Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society) require participation in 20 hours of service-learning experiences, and one course (EDUC 4986 Senior Internship I) requires a minimum of 140 hours in an internship experience. The three additional Educational Studies electives also require service learning. 

Required Courses
EDUC 1210Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society *3
EDUC 1220Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society *3
or PSYC 3101 Developmental Psychology: Conception Through Adolescence
EDUC 4986Senior Internship I3
Elective Courses - Complete three of the following: **9
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Communication and Urban Families
Introduction to Learning and Assessment #
Methods of Teaching Children/Youth with Exceptional Needs #
Learning and Linguistic Diversity
Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues #
Philosophy of Education #
EDUC/PSYC/SPPA 4931 - Topic: Autism for the Professions #
Behavior and Organization
Cognition
The Family
Social Problems in Urban Society
Urban Sociology
Introduction to Social Welfare and Justice
Immigrants and their Communities
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice
Total Credit Hours18
*

Course includes 20 hours of service learning.

**

Students need to confirm with instructors that the course selections include service learning.

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Electives that are highly recommended.