Degree Requirements

All students are required to complete overall degree requirements in addition to their major.  Please see Degree Completion Requirements for full details for students entering in the 2022-2023 catalog year. 

Those students who started at Hiram prior to the 2022-2023 academic year will follow the Degree Requirements outlined in your catalog of record.

Introduction

The mission of the educational studies major at Hiram College is to foster intellectual excellence and social responsibility by providing students a platform on which to engage and study the issues and implications of education in the myriad environments in which it exists in order to face the urgent challenges of the times.

Students considering educational studies as a major or minor are encouraged to seek an advisor in the program before making any final decision. Acceptance into the educational studies major or minor is contingent on a student passing EDUC 15000 EDUC CULTURE & SOCIETY:CA,UD and either EDUC 23100 HUMAN GROWTH/DEVELOP/LRNG:UD with corresponding lab (EDUC 23400 MID CHILD SCHOOL EXP/LAB or EDUC 23500 ADOLESCENT SCHOOL EXP AND LAB) or EDUC 22900 DEV APPROP PRACT:BIRTH-10:UD with corresponding lab (EDUC 23000 ELEMENTRY SCHOOL EXP AND LAB) with minimum grades of C.

Students in educational studies will learn about educational institutions, educational processes, and the social and cultural factors that affect them. Given the combination of the educational studies major and a carefully chosen area of concentration (AOC), the program provides an entry point into the study of the multidimensional field of education and analysis, as well as education of the individual and the collective. Students in educational studies are expected to develop such basic inquiry skills as problem formulation, basic analytic methods, as well as a critical understanding of how educational institutions function, individuals grow and change, and social groups are shaped by educational processes.

Major Requirements

EDUC 28000MAKING EDUCATIONAL STUDIES WORK FOR YOU1
EDUC 15000EDUC CULTURE & SOCIETY:CA,UD4
EDUC 29000ETHICS OF COLLABORATION:ES3
EDUC 38700PEDAGOGY AND INSTRUCTION4
EDUC 49800INTERNSHIP3
EDUC 48010SR SEM: EDUCATIONAL STUDIES3
Select a Human Growth & Development course and corresponding field experience/lab by age range5
Minimum of one education related elective3-4
Area of Concentration (minimum of 20 hours)20
Total Hours46-47

Pathway

Note: For Educational Studies, students work with their advisors to select a 20-semester hour area of concentration. These courses are scheduled individually based on that area. Please meet with an education advisor for a detailed plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall 12 WeekHours
UCS 10101 FIRST-YEAR ENDURING QUESTIONS 4
EDUC 28000MAKING ED STUDIES WORK FOR YOU 1
Hiram Core Requirement 4
Area of Concentration Course 4
 Hours13
Fall 3 Week
EDUC 15000 EDUC CULTURE & SOCIETY:CA,UD 1 4
 Hours4
Spring 12 Week
UCS 20201 ADDRESSING URGENT QUESTIONS 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
Area of Concentration Course 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Area of Concentration Course 3
 Hours3
Second Year
Fall 12 Week
EDUC 29000 ETHICS OF COLLABORATION:ES 3
Area of Concentration Course 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours11
Fall 3 Week
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 4
 Hours4
Spring 12 Week
Select one of the following: 5
DEV APPROP PRACT:BIRTH-10:UD
and ELEMENTRY SCHOOL EXP AND LAB 1
HUMAN GROWTH/DEVELOP/LRNG:UD
and MID CHILD SCHOOL EXP/LAB 1
HUMAN GROWTH/DEVELOP/LRNG:UD
and ADOLESCENT SCHOOL EXP AND LAB 1
Hiram Core Requirement 4
Hiram Core Requirement or Elective 3-4
 Hours12-13
Spring 3 Week
Elective, Second Major, or Minor Course 3-4
 Hours3-4
Third Year
Fall 12 Week
UCS 30301 URGENT CHALLENGE SEMINAR:TT 4
EDUC 38700 PEDAGOGY AND INSTRUCTION 4
Area of Concentration Course 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
EDUC 49800 INTERNSHIP 2 3
Area of Concentration Course 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours11
Spring 3 Week
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 4
 Hours4
Fourth Year
Fall 12 Week
Area of Concentration Course 4
Select an Education Related Elective 3-4
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 4
Select an Education Related Elective
 Hours11-12
Fall 3 Week
Area of Concentration Course 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
EDUC 48010 SR SEM: EDUCATIONAL STUDIES 3
Area of Concentration Course 4
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 4
 Hours11
Spring 3 Week
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 4
 Hours4
 Total Hours121-126
1

Must earn a C or better to continue in major

2

Or fall 12-week in year 4

Education Related Electives 

Choose at least one of the following education related electives:

EDUC 12000PERSONAL COMM HEALTH P12:ES3
EDUC 20500ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION4
EDUC 21500UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE4
EDUC/EVST 21600EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE3
EDUC 25300READING/WRITING CHILD LIT:IM3
EDUC 25400TEACHING READING/ADOL LIT:IM3
EDUC 32400EXCEPTIONALITY:UD3
INTD 39400NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE4