Bachelor’s Degree in Education Studies
Study education as a formative experience, whether it takes place in families, popular culture, community programs, corporate environments, social media, or even schools. You will explore the creation and uses of knowledge in the organization of power, places, and programs. Arcadia’s Education Studies program will allow you to see unique perspectives of yourself and in the world you.
As an Education Studies major, you will:
- Prepare for a wide assortment of jobs in schools and afterschool programs, non-profit institutions, international development agencies, cultural institutions, and government work.
- Gain a foundation for advanced graduate work in education, sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, political science, or international studies.
- Have the opportunity to study abroad to explore global educational context, enhance your knowledge of the field of education through experiences abroad, and in some cases, develop your teaching skills through field experiences in schools.
- Select a concentration based on your interests to specialize your studies and complete a published capstone project.
Education Studies concentrations allow you to specialize in an area of education. You select a concentration, then complete a series of courses related to your concentration and a special 3-credit course to complete your capstone project, all with the guidance and supervision of a faculty advisor.
Focus on understanding how decisions that shape the focus, content, and institutional structures of education are made and how various stakeholder groups engage in this decision-making process.
Global and Comparative Education
Think critically about the similarities and differences between educational systems and approaches around the globe.
Children and Youth
Examine childhood and youth as socially constructed categories that are shaped by and that shape their social context.
Teaching and Learning
Learn a deep and expansive theoretical and practical perspective on what it means to teach and learn, exploring various conceptions of pedagogy and theories of learning.
Fairly Tales, Princesses, and Super Heroes: How Media Shape Children’s Gender and Sexuality
This course takes a cross-disciplinary look at how media shapes the views of gender and sexuality for children and youth, with a particular view to the implications for educators.
Rethinking Gender and Sexuality
How and where do people learn about gender and sexuality around the world?
Arts, Mathematics, Community & Learning
Juggling and Origami are studied as embodied performance and as mathematical arts, providing opportunities to explore relationships among modes of learning, community development, and interdisciplinarity.
Understanding Language Learning
Address the processes of language learning from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and engages students in an understanding of the structure and sound systems of English in relation to other languages and in relation to a variety of teaching/learning strategies.