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
- 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.