BA in Education Studies

Degree Requirements

The BA in Education Studies combines a full range of liberal arts core courses with study abroad opportunities. Through interdisciplinary approaches, you will develop an understanding of key issues in education, with a focus on urban and international contexts.

In order to complete this program, you must take 128 points (or credits) of coursework. Your program of study consists of 64 points of liberal arts courses, which includes 56 points of the required College Core Curriculum; and an additional 64 points of coursework, including 32-36 points of core and area of specialization courses, 8 points of restricted electives, and 16 points of unrestricted electives. You will complete a senior seminar as your culminating undergraduate experience.  

Major Requirements

Points

Total=64

Required Courses:  20
HSED.UE.1005: Introduction to Education*  4
EDLED-UE.1005: Introduction to Education Policy Analysis  4
TCHL-UE.41/SCA-UE.755: American Dilemmas: Race, Inequality, and the Unfulfilled Promise of Public Education  4
INTE-UE.10: Introduction to Global Education*  4
TCHL-UE.0030: Thinking Qualitatively  4
PHED-UE.10: Learning and the Meaning of Life (double counting w/Text & Ideas)  
Area of Specialization (must take 4 courses in one area): ** 16
1.) Global and Urban Education  
2.) Politics, Policies, and Social Entrepreneurship  
3.) Arts, Languages, and Cultures  
4.) Families, Community Health, and Human Development  
Restricted Electives  8
Choose one course from the following:  
One course in Art, Media, or Technology from approved list  
AND  
Choose one course from the following:  
APSY-UE.20 and APSY-UE.21/22/23: Human Development I AND one additional Human Development II  
APSY-UE.1003: Social Psychology  
APSY-UE. 10 Developmental Psychology   
APSY-UE. 1014 Educational Psychology  
APSY-UE. 1273 Adolescent Development   
Culminating Experience  4
EDST-UE.1990: Senior Seminar  
Unrestricted Electives  16
Up to 4 points can be earned through an optional internship, by advisement, or a student may choose an additional unrestricted elective.  
Additional Requirements  
SAHS-UE.1: New Student Seminar  
Writing Proficiency Examination  
Required Global Component  

 

Liberal Arts Requirements (please note some courses for the major are liberal arts courses, bringing the total number to more than 90)             

Points

Total=64

College Core Curriculum (formerly MAP) 
Foreign Language 8
Expository Writing: 8
EXPOS-UA.100: Writing the Essay 4
ACE-UE.110: The Advanced College Essay 4
Foundations of Contemporary Culture: 12
PHED-UE.10: Learning and the Meaning of Life (satisfies Texts and Ideas) 4
CORE-UA.5xx: Cultures and Contexts 4
CORE-UA.7xx Expressive Cultures 4
Foundations of Scientific Inquiry: 12
Choose one course from the following:  
APSTA-UE. 21 Cracking the Code  
APSTA-UE.1085: Basic Statistics 4
PSYCH-UA.10: Statistical Reasoning for the Behavioral Sciences 4
APSTA-UE.10: Statistical Mysteries and How to Solve Them  4
AND  
CORE-UA.2xx: Natural Science I 4
CORE-UA.3xx: Natural Science II 4
Social Sciences and Humanities Electives *** 16
Choose one discipline in humanities and one in social sciences and take one introductory course and one advanced course in each discipline, e.g. sociology, history, politics, economics, etc.  
xxxx-UA.xxx/xxxx-UE.xxxx*: Humanities (Intro) 4
xxxx-UA.xxx/xxxx-UE.xxxx*: Humanities (Upper Level)  4
xxxx-UA.xxx/xxxx-UE.xxxx*: Social Sciences (Intro) 4
xxxx-UA.xxx/xxxx-UE.xxxx*: Social Sciences (Upper Level)  4
Liberal Arts Electives ** 8

 

 

 

 


* Count as Liberal Arts courses
** Courses vary from 3-4 points, as selected by advisement
*** Students may select Steinhardt Societies and Social Sciences courses as well as CAS CORE courses, by advisement