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ODU's Educational Studies major provides students with knowledge and understanding of education practice, teaching and learning, all grounded in the liberal arts.
Degree offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies
Educational Studies at Ohio Domnican is a non-licensure program, designed to enable students to seek interdisciplinary perspectives based on their interests.

Students complete Educational Studies Major Core requirements, Concentration area courses and General Education for Bachelor of Arts.

Candidates will have flexibility to build their backgrounds in at least one area of concentration to best meet their interests and needs.

Selected areas of concentration will prepare candidates with structure and focus in furthering their professional goals. Concentration area options include:
  • Child Care Administration & Management
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • International Education / Global Studies
  • Peace Education
The program is intended to serve the needs of students who have interest in the field of education but not to acquire licensure. It will be a viable option for candidates who have completed significant course work for a Professional Education program but do not wish or are not able to complete that program. 
  • Sample 4-Year Academic Plan for Educational Studies Majors
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 Concentration (1)
    MTH 121 or MTH 140 Natural Science
    HST
    PHL
    EXSC 125 Elective
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 279
    Foreign Language 111
    EDU 103/105/110/112 Required Elective (1)
    Foreign Language 110 Concentration (3)
    Concentration (2) Art/Music/Theatre
    THL Elective
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    EDU 379A
    Concentration (5)
    Required Elective (2) Concentration (6)
    Concentration (4) Social/Behavioral Science
    THL PHL
    Elective Elective
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    EDU 479D Concentration (8)
    Concentration (7) LIT
    Social/Behavioral Science Elective
    Elective Elective
    Elective Elective
    Select one or more concentrations. Each concentration requires 24 credit hours:
    • Child Care Administration and Management
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • International Education/Global Studies
    • Peace Education
    Required Elective (1) – Choose one course: EDU 210, EDU 220, PSY 220

    Required Elective (2) – Choose one course: CRJ 263, EDU 215, EDU 230, EDU 335, SOC 101

    Faculty Advisors should help students pick Emphasis Electives and Minors based on career path. Other electives should be towards minor or graduate school prerequisites (meet with Advisor) and all students need 120 credits (15 credits per semester) to graduate in 4 years.

Course Requirements

  • B.A. in Educational Studies
    Students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in addition to the major requirements listed below. Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    EDU 103 Introduction to Teaching: Early Childhood 3*
    EDU 105 Introduction to Teaching: Middle Childhood 3*
    EDU 110 Introduction to Teaching: Intervention Specialist 3*
    EDU 112 Introduction to Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    EDU 210 Understanding Development & Learning of the Young Child 3*
    EDU 220 Educational Psychology 3*
    PSY 220 Human Development: Childhood & Adolescence 3*
    EDU 210 or 220 will be counted for students who have taken these courses in the professional education program   
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    CRJ 263 Juvenile Delinquency 3*
    EDU 215 Diversity & the Learner 3*
    EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education & Diverse Learners 3*
    EDU 335 Introduction to Middle Childhood, Diversity & Classroom Management 3*
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3*
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3*
    EDU 479D CORE: Educational Studies 3*
    EXSC 125 Introduction to Exercise, Health & Nutrition 3*
    EDU 215, 230, or 335 will be counted for students who have taken these courses in the professional education program  

    Select at Least One Concentration

    Child Care Administration & Management

    Courses 24
    ACT 210 Accounting for Financial Decision Making 3*
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading through Literature for Children & Young Adults 3*
    EDU 210 Understanding Development & Learning of the Young Child 3*
    EDU 218 Early Childhood as a Profession 3*
    EDU 497 Educational Studies Internship 3*
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 3*
    BUS 240 Management & Organizational Behavior 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education & Diverse Learners 3*
    EDU 250 Issues & Techniques in Assessment, Classroom Environment & Management 3*
    Prerequisites for 200 level or above EDU courses: Junior standing, GPA 2.5 or above, except for EDU 497 
     
    Curriculum & Instruction

    Courses Credits
    COM 242 Cross Cultural Communication 3*
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading through Literature for Children & Young Adults 3*
    EDU 211 Teaching Phonics & the Structure of Language 3*
    EDU 212 Developmental Issues & Practice in Reading 3*
    EDU 215 Diversity & the Learner 3*
    EDU 497 Educational Studies Internship 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education & Diverse Learners 3*
    EDU 250 Issues & Techniques in Assessment, Classroom Environment & Management 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    Early Childhood Methods: EDU 333A, 333B, 333C 3*
    Middle Childhood Methods: EDU 339, 349A, 349B, 349C 3*
    Intervention Specialist Methods: EDU 330, 331, 350, 351 3*
    Adolescence to Young Adult Methods: EDU 346, 353, 354, 355 3*
    Prerequisites for 200 level or above EDU courses: Junior standing, GPA 2.5 or above, except for EDU 497  
    International Education/Global Studies

    Courses Credits
    COM 242 Cross Cultural Communication 3*
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading through Literature for Children & Young Adults 3*
    EDU 497 Educational Studies Internship 3*
    Select 15 credits from the following:

    Courses Credits
    ECN 340 International Economics 3*
    GEO 125 World Regional Geography 3*
    IBA 305 International Business Environments 3*
    LNG 188 Study Abroad 3*
    PJU 279G CORE: Interpersonal Negotiation & Mediation 3*
    POL 360 Seminar: International Politics 3*
    POL 379A CORE: War & Peace: International Law & Organizations 3*
    SOC 379B CORE: Global Ethnic Relations 3*
    Peace Education

    Courses Credits
    COM 242 Cross Cultural Communication 3*
    EDU 120 Teaching Reading through Literature for Children & Young Adults 3*
    EDU 497 Educational Studies Internship 3*
    PJU 279G CORE: Interpersonal Negotiation & Mediation 3*
    PJU 379B CORE: Peace and Justice: Catholic Social Teachings 3*
    SOC 279B CORE: Nonviolent Social Change 3*
    SOC 379C CORE: Causes of Collective Violence:Terrorism, Genocide, War 3*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    POL 360 Seminar: International Politics 3*
    SOC 379B CORE: Global Ethnic Relations 3*
    Total Credits Required 42

    * Used to calculate the Major GPA