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. The College of Education core requirements.
  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
Survey of Meteorology
Earth and Environmental Physics
Total Credit Hours3-4

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
EDUC 12103EDUC 1220 (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
Service Learning Elective3
Major3 
 15-16 15
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CORE 1929 (MCC)3MATH 17003
EDUC 22273Elective3
Elective3Educational Studies Elective33
Major3Major3
Major3Major3
Service Learning Service Learning 
 15 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
DSCV (MCC)4, 53DSCV (MCC)4, 53
DSCV (MCC)4, 53DSCV (MCC)4, 53
Major3EDUC 42403
Major3Major3
MANA 30353Major3
Service Learning  
 15 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CORE 4929 (MCC)3EDUC 49533
EDUC 45403EDUC 49873
EDUC 49863Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Major3Major3
 15 15
Total credit hours: 120-121

Note: Some majors may require major courses than the major courses listed.

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 13
EDUC 1220Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society 13
or PSYC 3101 Developmental Psychology: Conception Through Adolescence
EDUC 4986Senior Internship I3
Elective Courses - Complete three of the following: 29
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Communication and Urban Families
Introduction to Learning and Assessment 3
Methods of Teaching Children/Youth with Exceptional Needs 3
Learning and Linguistic Diversity
Critical Inquiry into Contemporary Issues 3
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 Hours18