Empower and Innovate in Education
Education Studies is designed for students who desire a career in education outside the classroom. Since education studies is not tied to teacher certification students have the flexibility to explore a wide range of education topics related to policy-making to wellness and justice. And, you’ll study the social and ethical contexts of education to create an effective learning environment for multicultural communities.
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Curriculum and Courses
As an Education Studies major, you’ll develop the ability to analyze, advocate, and innovate in education, schooling, and learning spaces. Through your chosen concentration, you’ll research issues from policy-making and equity, to creativity, to design and learning theory. Engage with educational policy and research issues through classroom projects and internship opportunities.
Starting Fall 2022, we offer three concentrations: Equity and Educational Change, Creativity, Innovation and Learning, and Social Entrepreneurship and Education. A few of the other courses you will take in this major include:
- EDL 204 Sociocultural Foundations of Educaton
- EDL 224 Education Policy in the United States
- EDL 312 Foundations of Education in Global Contexts
- EDL 232 Introduction to Community-Based Leadership or other leadership electives
- EDL 382 Community-Based Research and Learning in Education
Students will have the ability to enter positions such as program director, fundraiser, grant writer, volunteer coordinator, community organizer, educational policy advocate, research/data analyst, museum educator or pursue graduate study in a variety of programs.
Hear from Students
Students tell-all about the Education Studies program through experiences conducting research, working with faculty, working with other schools, and preparing for graduate school.Watch the Video
Tailored to meet your interests, we offer the following concentration areas: Creativity, Innovation and Learning; Equity and Educational Change; or Social Entrepreneurship and Education.Program Details
Civic Summer Fellows
Civic Summer Fellows is a new, paid internship program providing Miami students opportunities to enhance civic knowledge and skills to work as leaders with local/regional communities, focusing on fields of education, non-profit, and social justice-oriented community organizations.More About Civic Summer Fellows
Facts and Stats
Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.
First-to-second year retention
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Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate
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of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019
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Our main goal is making the school system and teachers better. You have to be vulnerable and talk about your experiences. It allows us to have those conversations that a lot of people in administration aren’t having.
Keresa Murray ’21
I chose Education Studies program for its unique ability to help me learn about leadership and education, as well as get a unique perspective on the social systems and the outside systems that affect the everyday classroom.
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