Educational Studies Major

Concentration Electives

Educational Studies Major Concentration Courses

In addition to 20 credits of SES Core Courses, Educational Studies majors must select a concentration and complete 25 credits of Educational Studies (B EDUC) concentration area electives and 25 credits of Other Department concentration area electives.

Curriculum, Instruction & Equity Concentration Electives

Educational Studies Electives (25 credits)

  • B EDUC 170 Math for Elementary Educators
  • B EDUC 230 Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • B EDUC 340 STEAM
  • B EDUC 391 Special Topics in Education
  • B EDUC 402 Human Growth and Learning
  • B EDUC 403 Intro to Special Education
  • B EDUC 405 Context of Learning and Schooling
  • B EDUC 408 KTA in Multicultural Education and Social Studies*
  • B EDUC 409 KTA in Reading, Writing, and Communication*
  • B EDUC 413 KTA the Arts
  • B EDUC 416 Instructional Design and Assessment
  • B EDUC 417 Families, Communities, and Schools
  • B EDUC 419 KTA in Mathematics*
  • B EDUC 421 KTA in Earth, Physical and Life Sciences*
  • B EDUC 423 KTA Health Fitness and Issues of Abuse
  • B EDUC 437 Current Issues in Technology
  • B EDUC 441 Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual Education and the Structure of English
  • B EDUC 456 Adolescents in School and Society
  • B EDUC 465 Fostering Algebraic Reasoning
  • B EDUC 466 Fostering Geometric Thinking
  • B EDUC 467 Fostering Statistical Thinking, Data & Graphical Analysis
  • B EDUC 470 Disability Culture
  • B EDUC 473 History of U.S. Public Schooling
  • B EDUC 474 Global English
  • B EDUC 476 New Literacies for Digital Learning
  • B EDUC 480 Life and Learning in the Middle School
  • B EDUC 491 Special Topics in Education
  • B EDUC 493 Environmental Education
  • B EDUC 521 Multicultural Children’s Literature

Other Department Electives (25 credits)

  • BIS 219 Politics of Sex Education
  • BIS 220 Developmental Psychology
  • BIS 317 Language, Society, and Cultural Knowledge
  • BIS 235 Critical Media Literacy
  • BIS 237 Public Speaking and Communication
  • BIS 238 Language, Identity, Culture, and Power
  • BIS 260 Introduction to World Religions
  • BIS 244 Wetlands Discovery
  • BIS 302 Issues in Mathematics across Cultures
  • BIS 329 Topics in Mathematics across the Curriculum
  • BIS 348 Cultural Psychology
  • BIS 405 Environmental Education
  • BIS 407 Children's Literature and Reader Response Criticism
  • BISSEB 333 The Individual and Society
  • B BIO 310 Brain and Behavior
  • BISIA 484 Arts Learning in the Community
  • CSS 211 Computers and Society
  • CSS 305 Survey of Computer Systems for Teachers
  • CSS 295 K-12 Computing Education
  • BHLTH 200 Lifespan Development
  • BHLTH 219 Lifespan Nutrition
  • BHLTH 428 Adolescent Health

*Enrollment in teaching methods classes requires academic advisor approval. 


Educational Leadership, Policy & Social Justice Concentration Electives

Educational Studies Electives (25 credits)

  • B EDUC 220 Education and Society 
  • B EDUC 230 Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • B EDUC 250 Topics in Education and Popular Culture (may be taken twice if different topics)
  • B EDUC 255 Critical Diversity Studies
  • B EDUC 315 History of Education in the U.S.
  • B EDUC 328 Diversity Leadership Engagement
  • B EDUC 330 Race, Culture, and Identity in the classroom
  • B EDUC 391 Special Topics in Education
  • B EDUC 460 Moral Dimensions of Education 
  • B EDUC 461 Educational Implications of Gender Inequality
  • B EDUC 470 Disability Culture
  • B EDUC 475 Global Perspectives on Diversity and Citizenship
  • B EDUC 491 Special Topics in Education

Other Department Electives (25 credits)

  • BIS 219 Politics of Sex Education 
  • BIS 224 Feminist Studies
  • BIS 226 Foundations of Social Services
  • BIS 235 Critical Media Literacy
  • BIS 238 Language, Identity, Culture, and Power
  • BIS 256 Introduction to African American Studies
  • BIS 257 Introduction to Asian American Studies
  • BIS 258 Introduction to United States Latina/Latino Studies
  • BIS 260 Introduction to World Religions
  • BIS 275 Social Problems
  • BIS 325 Disability and Human Rights
  • BIS 326 Race, Space, and Segregation
  • BIS 328 Diversity, Leadership and Engagement
  • BIS 335 Human Rights in America
  • BIS 348 Cultural Psychology
  • BIS 403 Washington D.C. Seminar on Human Rights
  • BIS 405 Environmental Education
  • BIS 414 Topics in Human Rights
  • BIS 415 Public Policy & Law
  • BIS 419 Urban Politics & Policy
  • BIS 433 Gender, Work, & Family
  • BIS 436 Comparative Family Systems
  • BIS 443 Educational Policy & the American Economy
  • BIS 445 Meanings & Reality of Inequality
  • BIS 448 Social Policy
  • BISAES 367 Exploring American Culture: Race, Ethnicity, Immigration
  • BISCP 343 Community Psychology
  • BISSEB 304 Institutions & Social Change
  • BISSEB 331 The Family in US Society
  • BISSEB 333 The Individual & Society
  • BISSEB 359 Ethics & Society
  • B BUS 401 Work, Motivation & Performance
  • B BUS 402 Managing Work Teams
  • ELCBUS 380 Introduction to Organizational Behavior