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Educational Studies

Learning happens everywhere and at all ages. The educational studies degree prepares you for a variety of careers related to education and learning. You will take coursework in focus areas aligned to your interests and gain professional experience through a series of community internships.


Program description

The BAE program in educational studies prepares students to work with children, youth and adults within nonprofit settings, community institutions, civic organizations and businesses. Students develop skills for effective communication, collaboration, leadership, advocacy and innovation, all of which are essential to education professionals.

Students focus on one of 11 core tracks, pursuing additional coursework and expertise in:

  • business
  • community health
  • environmental education
  • family and human development
  • global studies
  • health innovations
  • nonprofit administration
  • organizational leadership
  • personal health
  • political science
  • recreation management

Educational Studies students complete a series of internships as well as a capstone project. The first internship supports students in examining an education challenge at a nonprofit. The second internship provides students with the opportunity to prototype a solution to an education challenge in their choice of nonprofit, business or government setting. For the senior capstone, students return to one of their previous internships to implement a solution.

An educational studies minor is also available to ASU students in other degree programs.

This program does not lead to teacher certification. Students seeking teacher certification should enroll in one of the other Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College undergraduate programs.

View the course list and standard time to completion for this degree

An accelerated option is also available, allowing you to choose either a 2.5 or three-year path while participating in the same high-quality experience of a four-year option.

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Career outlook

Graduates have a versatile degree that qualifies them for a variety of career paths in education, including roles at nonprofit organizations, community institutions, civic organizations and businesses.

This degree also prepares undergraduate students for graduate degrees in education or education-related fields or for trajectories based on the context of their work (e.g., organizational development).

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

  • Corporate Trainer
  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Museum Educator
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Resident Director
  • Social Services Director
  • Technical Writer

Program contact information

If you have questions related to admission, please fill out the request information form and an admission specialist will contact you directly. For questions regarding faculty or courses, please use the contact information below.

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Admission requirements

Students are required to meet all applicable ASU admission requirements for first-year studentstransfer students or international students

As a transfer student, you can ensure a positive experience by signing up for an ASU transfer pathway program. Find your path to ASU