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College of Education and Teacher Education

General Education: Educational Studies (non-licensure)

College of Education, Department of Educational Studies

The educational studies major is a non-licensure program that provides a strong background in educational theory, practice and research. Research is conducted and disseminated on varied educational aspects of teaching, learning and human development through discovery, teaching and engagement activities. Sample signature areas of discovery include:

• Using assistive technology to support school-based and community-based instruction for students with special needs.
• Developing effective instructional strategies in mathematics problem-solving for students with learning disabilities.
• Developing identification tools and pedagogical models for underserved gifted and talented populations, including students with diverse cultural backgrounds and children who live in poverty.
• Supporting motivation for and learning of science in young children, including children from diverse cultural backgrounds and those living in poverty.
• Supporting students’ psychological well-being (e.g., coping with death and dying, suicide prevention, multicultural issues, adult attachment).

This major is highly customizable and includes more than 40 credit hours of electives. For a detailed plan of study, contact the College of Education Office of Advising and Recruiting at education-advising@purdue.edu or 765-494-7962.