Educational Studies (EDUC)

The Education major prepares students for teaching licensure; to ensure depth, breadth, and mastery in their licensure areas, students majoring in Education must also major in their content licensure area (i.e., English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art, Theater, French, German, Spanish, or Latin).

The Educational Studies Concentration leads to a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate and offers students from all areas of the liberal arts an opportunity to strengthen their program of study with selected courses that focus on issues of education, particularly language education. The concentration does not lead to teaching licensure. Educational Studies provides important foundational work toward achieving a number of post-baccalaureate goals including various vocations (e.g., management, arts education, coaching, environmental education, youth ministry, classroom teaching, teaching English abroad) and service opportunities (e.g., Peace Corps, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, AmeriCorps, Fulbright, etc.).

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Interim
  • EDUC 170
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

Students should take EDUC 295: Foundations of Education during sophomore year.

EDUC 170 (Interim) and concentration elective courses outside of the education department can be taken in the first year. All other Education coursework begins in the sophomore year.

Meet with an Education faculty member as soon as possible to develop a course plan – this can be done in the first year

Focus on general education requirements (and a prospective teaching major, if pursuing the Education major/teaching licensure) during the first year

For students pursuing the major/teaching licensure, have a minimum overall and content area GPA of 2.7 to apply to the Teacher Education Program in the sophomore year.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • Not applicable.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

Information Session during New Student Orientation

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Education – Elizabeth Leer (leere@stolaf.edu)