Education Sciences graduates are prepared for careers in the global knowledge economy, with opportunities to apply learning modalities and technologies in multicultural contexts. Graduates may choose from career opportunities in public education, informatics, higher education, and education software development. Many graduates will pursue advanced degrees leading to instructional credentialing or administrative leadership.
Students in the major have the option of completing a specialization in Afterschool Learning and Development by taking six (6) courses that lead to a Certificate in Afterschool and Summer Education (CASE).
Students will learn the importance of and strategies for matching out-of-school academic and enrichment experiences with the interests, needs, and developmental level of program participants. Students will engage in a minumum of 70 hours of fieldwork in programs close to their own homes where they will gain valuable skills and knowledge that will prepare them for part-time and full-time positions in afterschool and summer programs serving K-12 students.