To provide context for the area of study guidelines for area of study Educational Studies.
Area of Study Guidelines: This set of guidelines helps students plan their degree plans by spelling out what the academic world and many employers understand a particular concentration to mean. The guidelines are found in many academic publications.
Disciplinary — A program of study guided by the existing framework of a discipline.
Interdisciplinary — The simultaneous and interrelated study of two or more disciplines.
Problem Oriented — A program of study organized around a problem.
Professional/Vocational — A study which focuses on acquiring knowledge and skills needed for specific career performance and applications. It also entailsinquiry into the conceptual foundations of the profession, the role of the professional in that career, and the relations between the profession and society at large.
Registered Teacher Certification Program: SUNY Empire State College does not have a registered teacher certification program at the undergraduate level.
Thematic — A program of study focusing on a particular theme or set of ideas.
As a student in educational studies, you will examine the processes involved in teaching and learning through courses and studies about topics such as learning theories or social context, as well as be exposed to practical applications such as technology in the classroom and curriculum development.
Through your examination of current issues, innovations and research, you will build a foundation of historical, philosophical, sociological, political, multicultural and gender perspectives in relation to education.
There is an increasing need for individuals who can help others both learn new things and apply what they know in various settings. Students who choose to design a degree program in educational studies have careers in diverse settings, including training, teaching in certain settings or contexts, researching and policymaking. Note: A degree in Educational Studies from Empire State College does not lead to teacher certification. Students intending to go on for teacher certification should follow up with faculty in the program of interest.
Learners in Educational Studies will:
Concentrations may include:
 Students intending to go on for teacher certification should follow up with faculty in the program of interest.
Introduction to the Areas of Study Guidelines
Area of Study Guidelines: Educational Studies for Students Matriculated After January 1, 2008