Education Studies AT WABASH
The minor in Education Studies is embedded in the liberal arts, engaging students in questions related to human educational development, educational ideologies and systems, educational policies, content-area curricula and teaching practices, and the enactment of all of these areas within K-12 schools and higher education. It is an attractive option for students in any major, and can also allow students to explore possible careers and community engagement opportunities related to education, including: classroom teaching, education law or policy, school administration, educational psychology, school counseling, museum curatorship, health education, corporate training, sales, business management, non-profit management, youth services, social work, ministry, higher education, college/university teaching, and a host of other fields.
Two foundational courses (EDU 101 and EDU 201) introduce students to broad questions related to educational development, and educational ideologies and systems—while also satisfying College-level distribution requirements. Many individual courses offered by the department are cross-listed with other departments’ offerings and satisfy major and/or minor requirements for those programs. Elective courses are offered in areas such as multicultural education, adolescent literacy, secondary-level teaching methods, educational policy and evaluation of learning, global education, and other topical areas. Students who wish to explore a future career in classroom education may take courses that include classroom placements in local schools and/or in immersion settings.
Teacher Licensure: The Department of Education Studies offers guidance and support to move on to a variety of licensure options upon graduation from Wabash College. The Education Studies minor combined with the Wabash liberal arts education is excellent preparation for licensure in a variety of content areas and fields post-Wabash and enables our undergraduate students to explore teaching through pedagogy classes that include fieldwork in local schools. See the Academic Bulletin for details.
Note: Education Studies minors through the Class of 2021 may seek admission to the Secondary Licensure Program (SLP) at Wabash College, and should seek prompt and continuing advisement from Education Studies faculty.
MAJORS, MINORS AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- ASIAN STUDIES (MINOR)
- BLACK STUDIES (MINOR)
- BUSINESS (MINOR)
- COMPUTER SCIENCE
- EDUCATION STUDIES (MINOR)
- ELECTRONIC MUSIC (MINOR)
- ENGINEERING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
- FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA (MINOR)
- GENDER STUDIES (MINOR)
- Global Health (MINOR)
- HISPANIC STUDIES
- MODERN LANGUAGES
- MULTICULTURAL AMER. STUDIES (MINOR)
- Neuroscience (MINOR)
- PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-PROFESSIONAL)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE