Educational Studies Major

The Educational Studies major recognizes the work of those who pursue teacher certification and creates a more flexible structure to accommodate all who invest substantial intellectual energy into the study of Education policy and practice. The Educational Studies major is constructed to encompass the three Teacher Certification Program tracks (Elementary, Secondary, or Music Education), which are supported through advising, as well as to accommodate students who opt out of the student teaching semester and/or pursue an alternative capstone experience.

Because the external entities that govern credentialing require that all certification candidates major in content areas other than Education, Educational Studies at Connecticut College often functions as a double major for students.

Requirements to fulfill the Educational Studies major

Students completing the Educational Studies major must take nine courses, or seven courses and eight credits of student teaching:

One core Education foundations course:

EDU 223FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

4

Two or more core Education pedagogy courses:

EDU 304MATH & SCIENCE METHODS:ELEM

4

EDU 305CURRICULAR THEORY & DESIGN:SEC

6

EDU 313CHILDREN, BOOKS & CULTURE

4

EDU 341LITERACY METHODS: ELEM

6

Two of three Human Development courses:
HMD 111INTRO TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

4

HMD 225IND DIFFERENCES IN DEVELOPMENT

4

HMD 307/GWS 307ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

4

Three additional Education courses, or one additional course and eight credits of student teaching:
EDU 214/GRK 214/LAT 214/LIN 214/SLA 214SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

4

EDU 224/THE 224THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

4

EDU 250CITIES AND SCHOOLS

4

EDU 270TEACH/LEARN FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

4

EDU 283/AHI 283MUSEUM EDUCATION

4

EDU 304MATH & SCIENCE METHODS:ELEM

4

EDU 305CURRICULAR THEORY & DESIGN:SEC

6

EDU 313CHILDREN, BOOKS & CULTURE

4

EDU 316QUEER PEDAGOGY

4

EDU 325EDU POLICY ANALYSIS/THEORY/REF

4

EDU 340/HMD 340EDUCATIONAL PSY HUMAN DEVELOP

4

EDU 341LITERACY METHODS: ELEM

6

EDU 355CRITICAL SCIENCE EDUCATION

4

EDU 360CC: COLONIALISM,MATH,CURRICULA

4

EDU 445STUDENT TEACHING:ELEM

8

EDU 457STUDENT TEACHING:SEC

8

One capstone Education course:
EDU 450STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR

4

Lauren Anderson, Associate Professor of Education

Sandy Grande, Professor of Education

Paul Madden, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Manali Sheth, Assistant Professor Education