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Educational Studies Major


The Educational Studies major does not initially lead to a teaching license but would provide an entry point into the study of the multidimensional field of education.  Students in the Educational Studies program apply the perspectives and methods of a number of disciplines to questions about educational institutions, educational processes, and the social and cultural factors that affect them. 

A.A.S Degree Students:  This is perfect for Early Childhood Education graduates who do not want or need a state teaching license.  These students typically only have to complete 60 addtional hours with Wesleyan to attain their bachelor's degree.   This degree may also be well suited for other A.A.S. degree holders who want or need a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on educational studies.

Career Areas:  This major would be well suited for any of the following areas among others: Human services, daycare owner, daycare teacher, More-at-Four, community college instructors pursuing a bachelor’s degree, Child Protective Services, assistant teachers, administrative positions in education, etc.

Graduate School: Graduates could go on to complete graduate or professional programs in educational policy, educational research, psychology, social work, journalism, non-profit organizations, and law. 

Licensure:  If after graduation from Wesleyan with this degree a student decided he or she did want a state teaching license they can enter our lateral entry or licensure only program.  Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

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