The Educational Studies major offers the flexibility to pursue interdisciplinary perspectives based on students’ interests. Degree requirements include general education, core and concentration courses.
Ohio Dominican University is one of the few universities in Ohio that offers the non-licensure Educational Studies degree option at the undergraduate level. The essential strength of ODU’s Educational Studies program is its flexibility and interdisciplinary nature. Students will be well-rounded by pursuing studies of liberal arts as well as professional courses. Course requirements align well with themes of Reflection, Community Building and Social Responsibility.
This program option also will meet the needs of international students who would like to have a degree in the field of education from the United States but do not wish to pursue licensure.
Students who have completed significant course work for a Professional Education program but do not wish to complete the Professional Education program are usually advised to major in Interdisciplinary Studies. A non-licensure Educational Studies program will allow students to be more specialized and professionally focused than an Interdisciplinary Studies program.
During the Educational Studies Internship: Students – EDU 497, engage in practices in the area of concentration in which they will integrate learning, reflecting and professional experience. The internship placement and activities may vary, depending on students' areas of interests. They may work in various contexts for their culmination experience (internship) beyond the classroom context. For example, instead of working in a traditional school setting, within this internship, students may work in non-traditional settings such as an international education program, museum or childcare center administration. The internship placement and activities are arranged with the faculty, student and representative from the cooperating site/organization.
Dr. Cordi was named "Outstanding Language Arts Teacher of the Year" (University Division, 2012) by The Ohio Council of Teachers of English.
Dr. Chang co-authored an article, “Critical Examination of Candidates’ Diversity Competence” in the Teacher Educator (2012).
Dr. Conley contributed a chapter for the best-selling book, “Other Kinds of Families: Embracing Diversity in Schools,” which was published in 2007 by Economic Policy Institute and Teachers College.
Dr. McCormack is a published author. Some of her publications and presentations include “Content Area Literacy for Diverse Learners” (2008), “Guiding truth seekers in examining technological innovations that promote ethical values and decision making,” “Digital Audio Recording as an Essential Tool for Classroom Teachers and Students to Capture Evidence of Learning” and “The Right to an Education: Reflections on Social Justice.”