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Education Studies

Bachelor of Science in Education Studies


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Education Studies Major

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.

Contact Info

Department of Educational Leadership
304 McGuffey Hall
210 E. Spring St.,
Oxford, OH 45056

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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

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

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.

Additional Opportunities

  • 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.

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  • Professor Molly Kelly teaching students on a digital screen

    3 Concentrations

    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.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Keresa Murray
Jaz Tangi
  • 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
    Education Studies

  • 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.

    Jaz Tangi
    Education Studies

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Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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