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Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
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Education Studies, B.S.

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This program has been developed for the student who would like to develop teaching skills, but does not plan to pursue a position in a school where a teaching license would be required. This might include obtaining positions working in some private schools, curriculum writing, camp staff positions, training postings, or working with children outside of public education. Such a program should be designed in consultation with a faculty advisor after the student has had significant college experience. TESOL and Intercultural Studies minors would pair well with this degree.

This degree does not lead to a teaching license.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Department of Teacher Education, in keeping with the overall goals of the university, expects Education Studies graduates to demonstrate the following broad learner outcomes:

  1. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency with content knowledge by maintaining an overall 2.5 GPA.
  2. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency with content knowledge by performing well on project-based assessments.
  3. Candidates will demonstrate ability to plan and implement appropriate teaching and learning experiences by performing well on project-based assessments.
  4. Candidates will demonstrate pedagogical and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions applied effectively during field experiences.
  5. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of their effect on individuals and corporate learning on project-based assessments and in practice during field experiences.

Note: John Brown University candidates wishing to take professional education and major field courses off campus or through correspondence must obtain, in advance, written permission from the department head and the Registrar’s office.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.) degree with major in Education Studies

This degree program does not lead to licensure.

University Core Curriculum - 39 hours

Program requirements satisfy 9 of the 48 hours in the Core Curriculum.

  • The six hours of the Natural Science elective area, including the lab requirement, are satisfied by GSC 1043  and GSC 1053 .
  • Three hours of the Social and Behavioral Sciences elective area are satisfied by ED 2143 .  



12 hours from one of the following emphases

Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours - 120

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