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2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Educational Studies (non-licensure option)

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The Liberal Studies with a concentration in Educational Studies major allows students to pursue their interest in teaching and related professions. Through required liberal arts courses, students gain content knowledge in math, science, children’s literature and history. Education courses focus on curriculum theory and design, special needs, instructional technology, and key concepts and thinkers in the field. This major prepares students for a variety of jobs, including work in day care centers, private schools, and other positions that do not require state licensure. Note: The program does not lead to public school licensure or certification.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will:

• Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication.
• Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the concentration.      
• Recall and apply the basic foundational knowledge of educational studies as delivered through the Baccalaureate Core.
• Apply quantitative decision-making techniques for problem solving.
• Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies, selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

Program of Study

Writing Designated Course - 3 cr.
World Culture Course - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness Course - 3 cr.
Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
Education Electives - 15 cr
General Education Electives - 18 cr. (at least two 300 level or higher)    
Open Electives - 39 cr.

Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

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