Dec 02, 2023
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Educational Studies is a 42-course, 126-credit degree. This 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 graduate program and /or avariety 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.
Candidates for Van Loan School’s undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:
- Completed undergraduate application;
- Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
- Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
- Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
- Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
- Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.
All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.
International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.
All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.
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
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the field of education including the areas of historic and current trends, assessment, special needs, psychology and technology
- 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
World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
Individual & Society Course - 3 cr.
Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
Education Electives - 12 cr.
Core Elective - 3 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
General Education Electives - 12 cr.
Open Electives - 36 cr.
Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits