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Educational Studies and Community Leadership: Interdisciplinary B.S. Degree

  • BS iconOur Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and Community Leadership is an interdisciplinary program. Students seeking jobs in non-school settings benefit from portions of the essential knowledge and skills associated with the field of education. The Educational Studies major has been specifically designed for students who want to deepen their understanding of the learning and teaching process, yet seek careers in non-school settings.

    Program highlights:

    • Quality program offered at an affordable cost
    • Classes offered completely online
    • A bachelor's degree that can provide the foundation for those who wish to pursue a master degree
    • Classes organized in an easy-to-understand sequence

    NOTE: This degree does not lead to a teaching certificate.

  • Admissions Guide 

    Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to this 60-credit program, you need:

    • An A.A. degree (or transcripts showing 60 credits from a regionally accredited school to include A.A. degree general education requirements) 
    • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.00 scale in all college classes

    NOTE: This degree does not lead to a teaching certificate.

    Degree path for AA to BS

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  • Careers

    Graduates of the Educational Studies and Community Leadership degree program prepare to work in:

    • Children, Family, and Community Outreach Programs (Adult Ed, GED, Job Skills Training, Literacy Programs, Senior services, etc.)
    • Youth Development (YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, After school programs, etc.)
    • Non-Profits (Homeless/Transitional programs, Help Lines, At-risk programs)
    • Human Resources/Higher Ed (Corporate training, Health Benefits, Records Management, Advising, Career Counseling, Recruiting, Financial Aid, etc.)
    • Entrepreneurial (start your own daycare, after school program, youth leadership program, tutoring, etc.)
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