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 Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC).
  2. Environmental Science course: ARSC 1020, BIOL 1420, PHYS 1007 or PHYS 1009
  3. An additional 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.

Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) - 30 credits

Refer to the Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) in the university section of this bulletin for courses that fulfill requirements. The university allows a maximum of two courses in the Discovery Tier to apply towards a primary major.

Education Core Requirements

Science Requirement: choose one of the following3-4
Major Concepts in Modern Science 1
Environmental Biology: From Macro to Micro Through the Lens of the Environment
Survey of Meteorology
Earth and Environmental Physics
Total Credit Hours3-4

Educational Studies Major

Required Courses:
EDUC 1000Educational Inquiry 1: Critical Perspectives on Education3
EDUC 1001Psychological Development: Children and Adolescents 3
EDUC 2001Teaching Practice 1: Instructional Design and Teaching Models3
EDUC 2002Teaching Practice 2: Cultivating Relationships and Communities for Learning3
EDUC 4000Educational Inquiry 2: Advanced Topics3
EDUC 4986Community-Engaged Internship I3
EDUC 4987Community-Engaged Internship II (or Educational Studies elective)3
MANA 3035Diversity in Organizations3
Elective Courses:6
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Communication and Urban Families
Educating Exceptional Learners
Literacy in the Content Areas
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
EDUC 10003EDUC 1001 (ESSV1 MCC)3
ENGL 1001 (MCC) or Environmental Science13-4ENGL 1001 (MCC) or Environmental Science13
PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3PHIL 1001 or THEO 1001 (MCC)3
Elective3Major23
Major3Elective3
Service Learning  
 15-16 15
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EDUC 20013EDUC 20023
CORE 1929 (MCC)3MATH 17003
Elective3Major3
Major3Major3
Major3Educational Studies elective33
Field Experience Service Learning 
 15 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
DSCV (MCC)4, 53EDUC 40003
DSCV (MCC)4, 53DSCV (MCC)4, 53
Major3DSCV (MCC)4, 53
Major3Major3
MANA 30353Major3
Service Learning  
 15 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CORE 4929 (MCC)3Educational Studies Elective33
EDUC 49863EDUC 4987 or EDUCATIONAL STUDIES ELECTIVE33
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Major3Major3
 15 15
Total credit hours: 120-121

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 , EDUC 1220 ) require participation in 20 hours of service-learning experiences, and one course (EDUC 4986 Community-Engaged 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 4986Community-Engaged Internship I3
Elective Courses - Complete three of the following: 29
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Communication and Urban Families
Introduction to Learning and Assessment 3
Learning and Linguistic Diversity
Philosophy of Education 3
EDUC/PSYC/SPPA 4931 - Topic: Autism for the Professions 3
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 Hours12