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The Educational Studies major prepares you to explore your passions for working with learners.

Educational Studies


Investing in the Future

The Educational Studies major prepares you to explore your passions for working with learners. Because you will not obtain a teaching license through this degree, you will graduate equipped to work with students in settings like alternative schools, preschools, camps, guidance counseling, and more.

Through school field experiences, practicums, and education conferences, you will learn how to invest your life into researching and implementing better educational practices for future generations.

Putting it into Practice

Completing teaching practicums at a school, youth-related ministries, or other education-related workplaces will give you hands-on experience with children under the guidance of professionals.

During your time at Taylor, select one of three tracks to study more specifically: early childhood, adolescence, or adult/family. Our education courses provide insight into children’s psychology and the history of learning and education. Other courses focus on analyzing closely-directed research on youth learning techniques and social issues’ effects on children’s social and mental development.

Get on track for these careers

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Camp Counselor
  • Children’s Ministry Worker
  • Special Assistant
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Alternative School Teacher
  • Education Administrator
  • Instructional Coordinator 

Educational Studies Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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