Educational Studies

Major

Students majoring in educational studies develop the skills to teach and lead an elementary classroom without earning a teaching license. Their time at Taylor allows them to broaden their range of study, with opportunities to take classes in youth ministry and TESOL, as well as education.

You will . . . 

  • gain skills in classroom management and educational techniques
  • study child psychology and development
  • gain experience in real classrooms during your four years
  • complete closely-directed research on learning techniques
  • learn English-teaching techniques from two required TESOL classes

Professional development:

  • Participate in field experiences at local elementary schools
  • Spend J-term teaching in another country
  • Attend education conferences

Educational studies majors complete a practicum of 80-120 hours at a school, youth-related ministry, or other education-related workplace to practically apply what they have learned in the classroom.

See the curriculum guide.